Yanilda María González’s book examines why it is so difficult to reform Latin America’s police forces.
Worrell’s Development Stabilization in Small Open Economies is highly recommended not only for Caribbeanists, but also those interested in challenges faced by small open economies, students, and policymakers—including those in multinational organizations.
Gamboa’s book offers a vital contribution to the academic debate over democratic backsliding. More importantly, it offers practical wisdom. If structural and institutional factors are all that matter, then there is little that democrats can do to resist an ambitious executive
A Global Americans Review of The Caribbean on the Edge: The Political Stress of Stability, Equality, and Diplomacy
The Trinidadian-born author offers the supportable contention that leadership and institutions are crucial variables in the performance matrix of countries in the region.
A Global Americans Review of The Military of the Caribbean: A Look at the Defense Forces of The Anglo Caribbean, 1958-2022
The book’s intent is to describe “the origin, structure, recruitment, training, and roles of the contemporary military organizations in the Anglo Caribbean,” with a sub-theme centering on women in the defense forces, once the preserve of men.
According to Shenai, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala are entangled in a governance trap, which he defines as “a path-dependent equilibrium in which weak states with contested authority fail to penetrate civil society and achieve self-sustaining economic growth
[Runde’s] view of international development is transformational, where outside assistance can catalyze internal reforms and lead to broad-based economic growth.
Chami, Teelucksingh, and Anatol have produced a timely and thought-provoking book that has taken a step forward in pulling together broad strands of international developments that are redefining the international security landscape and the Caribbean’s place in these shifts.
The New Cold War, China, and the Caribbean offers an exceptional study of contemporary Caribbean geopolitics and geoeconomics, with appropriate attention to historical antecedents.
Lapper’s Beef, Bible and Bullets provides an excellent guide through Brazil’s current political complexities and the man who would be Trump. It is strongly recommended.