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Articles from Vol. 37, No. 2, 2007

Caribbean Slave Revolts and the British Abolitionist Movement
Gelien Matthews, Caribbean Slave Revolts and the British Abolitionist Movement. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006 (xii + 197 pages).Gelien Matthews brilliantly examined the impact of slave revolts in the British West Indies on the abolition...
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Investigating the Performance of Caribbean Commercial Banks in Their Mobilization and Use of Savings
I. INTRODUCTIONWith declining Foreign aid flows to the region, Caribbean countries now need to intensify their focus on national and regional means of financing development. The Monterrey Consensus (2002) notes that many developing countries increasingly...
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The Illegal Drug Industry in Latin America: The Coca-Cocaine Commodity Value Chain
I. INTRODUCTIONIn this article we will analyze the way in which the coca-cocaine industry has been organized recently, indicating how the changes in its organization have affected the functioning of the industry at the various phases of production and...
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The Nation's Narrative. Literature as Urban and Social Transformations: Testimony in Belle ÉPoque Rio De Janeiro
I. INTRODUCTION"Nations - wrote Gellner - unlike the brotherhood of man favoured by the Enlightenment, are exclusive clubs" (Gellner, 1997:68). This exclusive club allegory may be applied to the Republican Regime installed in 1889 in Brazil, which would...
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Trade Liberalization, Export Performance and Economic Growth in Jamaica*
I. INTRODUCTIONSince the 1980s trade liberalization has become an increasingly common feature of economic policy in developing countries. Some developing countries have unilaterally liberalized trade in an attempt to integrate into the global economy...
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Universal Jurisdiction vs National Sovereignty - the Cases of Argentina and Chile*
I. INTRODUCTIONOne of the major problems in the implementation of International Law on Human Rights from its beginning has been the contradiction between the principle of national sovereignty and the idea of universality. This is also mirrored in the...
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