Reclaiming Development

Independent Thought and Caribbean Community

By Kari Polyani Levitt  

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Caribbean governments have been quick to implement policies of deregulation, liberalization and privatization. They have been supported by their intellectuals who have been equally quick too embrace globalization and too ready to concede the end of national sovereignty.

Kari Levitt argues that it is time to reclaim the right to development and the right of nations to engage in the international economy on their own terms. She advocates an international rule-based orderwhich permits space for member countries to follow divergent paths to development according to their own philosophies, institutions cultures and societal priorities.

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  • 500 Years of ‘Globalization’:  The Old and the New
  • Post-Mortem on Debt and Adjustment
  • The Michael Manley Legacy
  • The Right to Development
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Index


  • Kari Polyani Levitt

    Kari Levitt is Emerita Professor of Economics at McGill University, Montreal, and was George Beckford Professor of Political Economy at the University of the West Indies, Mona from 1995 to 1997. She has been Visiting Professor at the Institute of International Relations in Trinidad and has served as an Economic Planning Adviser to the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

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