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“Sovereignty for Sale”

“Sovereignty for Sale”

Domestic Politics and International Relations in the Early Twenty-first Century, 2006–2010

Chapter:
(p.167) Chapter 7 “Sovereignty for Sale”
Source:
Decolonization in St. Lucia
Author(s):
Tennyson S. D. Joseph
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031175.003.0008

This chapter examines the period from 2006–2010, which coincided with the onset of a crisis in global neoliberalism. The discussions cover the St. Lucians’ election of the United Workers’ Party (UWP) into office on 11 December 2006; the decision to switch diplomatic relations from China to Taiwan; sovereignty and political confusion after the death of UWP leader John Compton; and St. Lucian sovereignty and independence in the period of global neoliberal crisis.

Keywords:   global neoliberalism, globalization, United Workers’ Party, diplomatic relations, China, Taiwan, John Compton, sovereignty

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