Vulnerable States

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Author: Guillermina De Ferrari
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813926726
Size: 78.31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Vulnerable States

by Guillermina De Ferrari, Vulnerable States Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vulnerable States book, According to Martinican theorist Édouard Glissant, the twentieth century has been dominated in the Caribbean by a passion for the remembrance of colonial history. But while Glissant identifies this passion for memory in the thematizing of nature in Caribbean modernist life, scholar Guillermina De Ferrari claims it is the vulnerability of the human body that has become the trope to which Caribbean postmodernist authors largely appeal in their efforts to revise the discourse that has shaped postcolonial societies. In Vulnerable States: Bodies of Memory in Contemporary Caribbean Fiction, De Ferrari offers a comparative study of novels from across the Caribbean, arguing that vulnerability (symbolic and therefore political) should be seen as the true foundation of Caribbeanness. While most theories of the region have traditionally emphasized corporeality as a constitutive aspect of Caribbean societies, they assume its uniqueness is founded on race, itself understood either as a "fact" of the body or as the "ethnic" fusion of distinctive cultures of origin. In reconceptualizing corporeality as vulnerability, De Ferrari proposes an alternative view of Caribbeanness based on affect—that is, on an emotional disposition that results from the alienating role historical, medical, and anthropological notions of the body have traditionally played in determining how the region understands itself. While vulnerability thus addresses the role historically played by race in determining systems of social and political powerlessness, it also prefigures other ways in which Caribbeanness is currently negotiated at local and international levels, ranging from the stigmatization of the ill to the global fetishization of the region’s physical beauty, material degradation, and political stagnation.Positioned at the intersection of literary and anthropological study, Vulnerable States will appeal to Caribbeanists of the three major language areas of the region as well as to postcolonial scholars interested in issues of race, gender, and nation formation



Vulnerable People Vulnerable States

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Author: Daniel W. Bromley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415534518
Size: 19.31 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 148
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Vulnerable People Vulnerable States

by Daniel W. Bromley, Vulnerable People Vulnerable States Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vulnerable People Vulnerable States book, Over five decades of economic and technical assistance to the countries of Africa and the Middle East have failed to improve the life prospects for over 1.4 billion people who remain vulnerable. Billions of dollars have been spent on such assistance and yet little progress has been made. Persistent hunger and hopelessness threaten more than individuals and families. These conditions foster political alienation that can easily metastasize into hostility and aggression. Recent uprisings in the Middle East are emblematic of this problem. Vulnerable people give rise to vulnerable states. This book challenges the dominant catechism of development assistance by arguing that the focus on economic growth (and fighting poverty) has failed to bring about the promised "convergence." Poor people and poor countries have clearly not closed the gap on the rich industrialized world. Pursuing convergence has been a failure. Here we argue that development assistance must be reconstituted to focus on creating economic coherence. People are vulnerable because the economies in which they are embedded do not cohere. The absence of economic coherence means that economic processes do not work as they must if individual initiative is to result in improved livelihoods. Weak and vulnerable states must be strengthened so that they can become partners in the process of creating economic coherence. When economies do not cohere, countries become breeding grounds for localized civil conflicts that often spill across national borders.



Neutrality And Vulnerable States

Neutrality and Vulnerable States PDF
Author: Nasir Ahmad Andisha
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429861443
Size: 13.86 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 132
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Neutrality And Vulnerable States

by Nasir Ahmad Andisha, Neutrality And Vulnerable States Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Neutrality And Vulnerable States book, This book offers a timely and concise academic and historical background to the concept and practice of neutrality, a relatively new phenomenon in foreign and security policy. It approaches two key questions: under what circumstances can permanent neutrality be applied, and what are the main ingredients of success and the causes of failure in applying permanent neutrality? By evaluating, comparing, and contrasting the two successful European case studies of Austria and Switzerland and the two challenging Asian case studies of Afghanistan and Laos, the author creates a new framework of analysis to explore the feasibility of reframing, adopting, and applying a policy of neutrality and jump start debates on the feasibility of the idea of “new neutrality”. He opens the debate by asking whether, as neutrality successfully functioned as a conflict resolution tool during the Cold War, a reframed and adopted version of neutrality could also serve the needs of the twenty-first-century world order. This is an insightful book for all scholars, students, and policymakers workingin international relations, security studies, the history of neutrality, and Afghanistan studies.



Marginalisation Of Ldcs And Small Vulnerable States In World Trade

Marginalisation of LDCs and Small Vulnerable States in World Trade PDF
Author: Bijit Bora
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9780850928198
Size: 54.42 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 114
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Marginalisation Of Ldcs And Small Vulnerable States In World Trade

by Bijit Bora, Marginalisation Of Ldcs And Small Vulnerable States In World Trade Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Marginalisation Of Ldcs And Small Vulnerable States In World Trade book, There are indisputable concerns over the ineffective participation of Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Vulnerable Economies (SVEs) in the process of global integration, and their failure to derive benefits from the ongoing process of trade liberalisation and globalisation. The present paper explains the theme of 'marginalisation' of Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Vulnerable Economies (SVEs) in the international trade arena, in terms of their declining relative importance in world trade. Statistical analysis is used to determine the long-term declining share of LDCs and SVEs in world merchandise exports. The study argues that the process of marginalisation of these countries is mostly the result of the failure of LDCs and SVS to diversify from their static comparative advantage related to the production of primary products, the significance of which in world trade has declined considerably during the past decades. The analysis emphasises the need for diversification of exports and an expansion of the manufacturing export base in these countries.



Vulnerable People Vulnerable States

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Author: Daniel Bromley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136286276
Size: 41.29 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Vulnerable People Vulnerable States

by Daniel Bromley, Vulnerable People Vulnerable States Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vulnerable People Vulnerable States book, Over 5 decades of economic and technical assistance to the countries of Africa and the Middle East have failed to improve the life prospects for over 1.4 billion people who remain vulnerable. Billions of dollars have been spent on such assistance and yet little progress has been made. Persistent hunger and hopelessness threaten more than individuals and families. These conditions foster political alienation that can easily metastasize into hostility and aggression. Recent uprisings in the Middle East are emblematic of this problem. Vulnerable people give rise to vulnerable states. This book challenges the dominant catechism of development assistance by arguing that the focus on economic growth (and fighting poverty) has failed to bring about the promised "convergence." Poor people and poor countries have clearly not closed the gap on the rich industrialized world. Pursuing convergence has been a failure. Here we argue that development assistance must be reconstituted to focus on creating economic coherence. People are vulnerable because the economies in which they are embedded do not cohere. The absence of economic coherence means that economic processes do not work as they must if individual initiative is to result in improved livelihoods. Weak and vulnerable states must be strengthened so that they can become partners in the process of creating economic coherence. When economies do not cohere, countries become breeding grounds for localized civil conflicts that often spill across national borders.



Small States In The Global Economy

Small States in the Global Economy PDF
Author: David Peretz
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9780850926781
Size: 34.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Petits États - Conditions économiques - Congrès
Languages : en
Pages : 615
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Small States In The Global Economy

by David Peretz, Small States In The Global Economy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Small States In The Global Economy book, This collection of papers presented to the Commonwealth Secretariat/World Bank Joint Task Force conferences sets out an agenda for future national, regional and international actions to address economic vulnerabilities of small states.



Commodity Prices Aid And Debt

Commodity Prices  Aid and Debt PDF
Author: Mohammad A. Razzaque
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9780850928204
Size: 43.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 165
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Commodity Prices Aid And Debt

by Mohammad A. Razzaque, Commodity Prices Aid And Debt Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Commodity Prices Aid And Debt book, This study reveals the extent of persistent downward trends in commodity prices on least developed countries (LDCs), small vulnerable states (SVSs) and heavily indebted countries (HIPCs) and proposes a Joint Diversification Scheme exclusively for export diversification schemes in the commoditydependent poor countries. The report also proposes and outlines the establishment of a Joint Diversification Fund, in addition to regular aid flows as a longterm solution.



Why Democracy Deepens

Why Democracy Deepens PDF
Author: Anoop Sadanandan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107177510
Size: 51.13 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 202
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Why Democracy Deepens

by Anoop Sadanandan, Why Democracy Deepens Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Why Democracy Deepens book, Why Democracy Deepens explains how socio-economic changes in India are shaping its politics to promote grassroots democracy.