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Decolonization in St. Lucia: Politics and Global Neoliberalism, 1945-2010

Tennyson S. D. Joseph


This book builds upon current research on the anticolonial and nationalist experience in the Caribbean. It explores the impact of global transformation upon the independent experience of St. Lucia and argues that the island’s formal decolonization roughly coincided with the period of the rise of global neoliberalism hegemony. Consequently, the concept of “limited sovereignty” became the defining feature of St. Lucia’s understanding of the possibilities of independence. Central to the analysis is the tension between the role of the state as a facilitator of domestic aspirations on one hand, and ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, global transformation, St. Lucia, decolonization, global neoliberalism hegemony, limited sovereignty, independence, global capital, nationalist movement, state power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781617031175
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031175.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tennyson S. D. Joseph, author