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A Future For Small States

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Author: Commonwealth Advisory Group for Updating the 1985 Vulnerability Report
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9780850925111
Size: 76.59 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 177
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Book Description: This report provides an analysis of key issues concerning small states' security and development. It sets out a series of recommendations to counteract vulnerability arising from such factors as globalization, environmental degradation and global warming, and international crime.


A Sustainable Future For Small States

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Author: Resina Katafono
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 1849291632
Size: 61.37 MB
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 430
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Book Description: A Sustainable Future for Small States: Pacific 2050 is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s regional strategic foresight programme that examines whether current development strategies set the region on a path to achieve sustainable development by 2050. The study analyses whether Commonwealth Pacific small states (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It reviews critical areas that can serve as a catalyst for change in the region: governance (examining political governance, development effectiveness and co-ordination, and ocean governance); non-communicable diseases; information and communications technology and climate change (focussing on migration and climate change, and energy issues). In each of these areas, possible trajectories to 2050 are explored, gaps in the current policy responses are identified, and recommendations are offered to steer the region towards the Pacific Vision of ‘a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion, and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy, and productive lives’.


Achieving A Resilient Future For Small States

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Author: Denny Lewis-Bynoe
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 1849291462
Size: 10.12 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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Book Description: The Caribbean faces numerous economic, social and environmental challenges, with current projections predicting the road ahead to be filled with low levels of growth, high debt and low resilience. In Achieving a Resilient Future for Small States: Caribbean 2050, the contributors set out a long-term, research-based strategy for avoiding these projections, recommending a number of policy interventions aimed at building the region’s resilience and development prospects. Written by influential analysts and researchers and drawing on a wide cross-section of regional stakeholders and thought leaders, the study contains an assessment of the main challenges and opportunities for the region, scenario modelling of where the region could be by 2050, and a broad vision for the region with sector specific goals of how to get there.


The Influence Of Small States On Superpowers

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Author: Richard L. Bernal
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498508170
Size: 75.46 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 456
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Book Description: The success of Jamaica’s impact on U.S. foreign policy proves that it is possible for a small, developing country to influence a superpower. Issues and experiences that are documented and analyzed in this book illustrate the issues of critical importance concerning the relations between large, powerful countries and small states.


Small States In Europe

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Author: Robert Steinmetz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131705430X
Size: 69.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Book Description: The effects of recent institutional change within the European Union on small states have often been overlooked. This book offers an accessible, coherent and informative analysis of contemporary and future foreign policy challenges facing small states in Europe. Leading experts analyze the experiences of a number of small states including the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Iceland, Austria and Switzerland. Each account, written to a common template, explores the challenges and opportunities faced by each state as a consequence of EU integration, and how their behaviour regarding EU integration has been characterized. In particular, the contributors emphasize the importance of power politics, institutional dynamics and lessons of the past. Innovative and sophisticated, the study draws on the relational understanding of small states to emphasize the implications of institutional change at the European level for the smaller states and to explain how the foreign and European policies of small states in the region are affected by the European Union.


Assessing The Structure Of Small Welfare States

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Author: Geoffrey Bertram
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 1849290504
Size: 35.99 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 31
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Book Description: SOCIAL POLICIES IN SMALL STATES SERIES The country case studies and thematic papers in this series examine social policy issues facing small states and the implications for economic development. They show how, despite their inherent vulnerability, some small states have been successful in improving their social indicators because of the complementary social and economic policies they have implemented. THEMATIC PAPER - THE WELFARE STATE Historically, the welfare state evolved as the most efficient policy response to caring for a large, homogeneous population. This traditional model, however, loses importance as population size falls below 3-4 million, especially for states where a significant number of the population migrate and send remittances home, and where the country is the recipient of overseas aid. Facilitating the international mobility of people therefore becomes central to social policy and insofar as the welfare state occurs, it tends to be focused on the labour market. This paper examines how the characteristics of small states influence their pursuit of a welfare state. Many of the small states discussed have not previously featured in mainstream thinking about the relationship between country size and the extent of the welfare state.


Multilateral Diplomacy For Small States

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Author: Rudy Insanally
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789769549203
Size: 28.45 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Diplomacy
Languages : en
Pages : 226
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Book Description: A memoir and manual on the practice of multilateral diplomacy - mainly at the United Nations by the author who has had almost twenty five years of experience in the field. The book consists speeches/essays done by him on the major issues which concern the international community at this time. It would be of interest to both governments and diplomatic practitioners. "It is based on the belief that the design and execution of an enlightened foreign policy is critical to the future of mankind - particularly so for small states in the Caribbean and throughout the developing world." (The Most Hon. P J Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica commenting on the book.


The National Security Of Small States In A Changing World

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Author: Efraim Inbar
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714647869
Size: 32.38 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 217
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Book Description: The first part of this book is primarily devoted to analysing the impact of the system of international relations on the fortunes of small states. The second part discusses the question 'what changes in the national strategy of small states are necessary in view of the new international system?' The authors of this volume come from various parts of the world and espouse differing outlooks. Nevertheless, they were able to coalesce around a similar theme in an effort to contribute to the international understanding of the special challenges that confront the world's small states.


Social Policies In Malta

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Author: Rose Marie Azzopardi
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 1849290245
Size: 29.31 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 81
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Book Description: SOCIAL POLICIES IN SMALL STATES SERIES The country case studies and thematic papers in this series examine social policy issues facing small states and the implications for economic development. They show how, despite their inherent vulnerability, some small states have been successful in improving their social indicators because of the complementary social and economic policies they have implemented. CASE STUDY - MALTA Malta is a high-income developed small state, with an impressive level of economic growth and a multitude of social services, which have helped to provide free health and education to all its citizens and benefits to low-income earners. However, various national and global factors are now threatening the sustainability of this extensive social security model. This paper examines the economic, political and social development of the island, particularly since independence, highlighting the successes and failures of the social development strategies adopted and suggesting how these lessons can inform future policy decisions.


Social Policies In Seychelles

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Author: Liam Campling
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 1849290652
Size: 80.74 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 123
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Book Description: This book provides comprehensive analysis of social policy development in Seychelles, focusing on the political and economic developments that have led to the current situation. The challenge now is to maintain current levels of social policy interventions in the face of severe indebtedness and the stagnation of economic growth.