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Climate Change and the Future of Caribbean Development


  • Matthew Louis Bishop
  • Anthony Payne


Climate change is rapidly becoming the defining feature of the Caribbean developmental landscape. Yet theoretical and practical responses to the issue have been somewhat limited, particularly in terms of the socio-economic and political dimensions. This article begins by tracing the dramatic impact that climate change presages for Caribbean development. It then moves on to an analysis of how the region is attempting to respond at the global, regional and national levels. We then question the significance of this for Pan-Caribbean development, before pointing the way to a nascent research agenda with the political economy of climate change at its heart.

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  • Matthew Louis Bishop & Anthony Payne, 2012. "Climate Change and the Future of Caribbean Development," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(10), pages 1536-1553, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevst:v:48:y:2012:i:10:p:1536-1553
    DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2012.693166

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