Undoubtedly, intellectual production is a collective process which directly and indirectly involves many individuals. It is impossible to name all the people who have contributed to this book, in a myriad of ways, ranging from critical comments to editorial and library assistance, and personal encouragement. Nevertheless I would like to mention a number of people by name whose help has greatly benefited the development of my ideas as they unfolded in the course of working on this study.
In particular, I am grateful to Rosina Wiltshire, Ambassador the Hon. Don Mills, Trevor Munroe, the late Herb Addo, R. B. Manderson-Jones, Stanley Lalta, Peter Phillips, Peter Körner, Helen McBain, and two anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments and advice at various stages in the production of this analysis. I believe that their assistance was critical in achieving a greater detachment from the subject matter. They contributed greatly to a more balanced formulation of my own ideas and opinions about foreign policy in small developing countries. Also very helpful for the progress of this particular work were Rupert Lewis and Janet Byron. For the formidable intellectual stimulation I received during my years in Jamaica in countless hours of discussion and exchange in both formal academic and informal settings, I am especially indebted to Dillon Alleyne, Ballayram, Ian Boxill, Noel Cowell, Glyne Griffiths, Damien King, and many other faculty members in the departments of government, economics, sociology, as well as the Consortium Graduate School of Social Sciences, all at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies.
A number of politicians, business persons, and public servants both from Jamaica and the United States of America kindly agreed to be interviewed for this work and I am especially grateful for their time and permission to utilize their unique insights into the inner workings of Jamaican society, economy, and polity.
I was very impressed by the professionalism of various members of staff of the University of the West Indies Press, who made the editing of this book a pleasure. In particular, I would like to thank Linda Cameron for her accessi-