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Handbook of Governance in Small States

Lino Briguglio (Redaktør) ; Jessica Byron (Redaktør) ; Stefano Moncada (Redaktør) ; Wouter Veenendaal (Redaktør)

This volume covers a wide spectrum of governance issues relating to small states in a global context. While different definitions of governance are given in the chapters, most authors associate governance with the setting and implementation of policies aimed at managing a country or territory, and with the related institutional structures and interventions by political actors. Les mer
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This volume covers a wide spectrum of governance issues relating to small states in a global context. While different definitions of governance are given in the chapters, most authors associate governance with the setting and implementation of policies aimed at managing a country or territory, and with the related institutional structures and interventions by political actors. Generally, good governance is associated with concepts such as policy effectiveness, accountability, transparency, control of corruption, encouragement of citizens' voice and gender equality-factors which are, in turn, linked with democracy. What emerges from the book is that the societies of small states are being re-shaped by various forces outside their control, including the globalization process and climate change, rendering their governance ever more complex. These problems are not solely faced by small states, but small country size tends to lead to a higher degree of exposure to external factors.





The chapters are grouped into four sections broadly covering political, environmental, social and economic governance. Governance is influenced by many, often intertwined, factors; the division of the book into four parts therefore does not detract from the fact that governance is multifaceted, and such division was based on the primary focus of each particular study and its main disciplinary background. The expert authors have, moreover, used a variety of approaches in the studies, the subject of small states being well suited to scholarly work from different disciplines using qualitative, quantitative and mixed approaches to arrive at useful conclusions.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction: Governance complexities in small states


Lino Briguglio, Jessica Byron, Stefano Moncada and Wouter Veenendaal





PART 1: POLITICAL GOVERNANCE





1 Governing small states: A review


Dag Anckar





2 Navigating hyper-fragmentation in small states: A comparison of Solomon Islands and Vanuatu


Wouter Veenendaal and Jack Corbett





3 Small islands with strong democracies? The experience of decentralization in Cabo Verde and Sao Tome and Principe


Edalina Rodrigues Sanches





4 Parties, elections and political maturation in the UK Overseas Territories


Peter Clegg





5 An examination of the institutional governance mechanisms to promote political integrity in Barbados


Philmore Alleyne and Cynthia Barrow-Giles





6 Public administration in small European states: Size, characteristics and performance


Marlene Jugl





7 Nordic cooperation as a form of governance: Iceland's sheltered society


Baldur Thorhallsson and Sverrir Steinsson





8 The nature and extent of fragility traps in small states


David Carment, Simon Langlois-Bertrand and Yiagadeesen Samy





PART 2: ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE





9 Policy measures addressing nearly zero-energy buildings in the small island state of Malta


Damien Gatt and Charles Yousif





10 A comparative case study of environmental governance in Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands


Andrea C. Simonelli





11 Integration of climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and development in Vanuatu: A systems perspective


Amy Savage, Corey Huber and Hilary Bambrick





12 Dealing with climate change at all levels: Small island developing states between global climate negotiations and national climate policies


Carola Kloeck





13 Environmental governance in small island developing states: Challenges and opportunities for transformation using a Trinidad and Tobago case study


Michelle Mycoo





14 Emissions and economic development in small states: The role of governance


Jessica Camilleri, Jonathan Spiteri and Marie Briguglio





15 Environmental governance in Mauritius: Evidence from the Environmental Performance Index


Taruna Ramessur





PART 3: SOCIAL GOVERNANCE





16 South-South mobility, regionalism and governance in Pacific islands


Alessio Cangiano and Andreea R. Torre





17 Against the tide? A socio-legal review of Caribbean SIDS' (non)-compliance with international agreements on migrants and refugees and the protection of vulnerable migrants


Natalie Dietrich Jones





18 Social protection data management in small states: The case of Cabo Verde


Pedro Lara Arruda and Raquel Tebaldi





19 Enabling adaptive governance through social capital in small island developing states


Jan Petzold





20 Social governance in the Eastern Caribbean small island states


Godfrey St Bernard and Lino Briguglio





PART 4: ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE





21 Strengthening fiscal frameworks and improving the spending mix in small states


Ezequiel Cabezon, Patrizia Tumbarello and Yiqun Wu





22 Country size, governance and expenditure on defence and education: Realpolitik and the peace dividend for small economies


Robert Read





23 Building resilience and reducing vulnerabilities through innovative financing in the Caribbean


Howard Haughton and Jodie Keane





24 The 'remittance trap': Should we be concerned for small Pacific island countries?


Ron Duncan





25 Prescriptions for growth and broad-based development in Pacific island countries


Te'o Ian Fairbairn





26 Economic governance and economic growth in Mauritius


Boopen Seetanah , Harris Neeliah and Raja V. Sannassee

Om forfatteren

Lino Briguglio is Professor of Economics and Director of the Islands and Small States Institute at


the University of Malta.





Jessica Byron is Professor of Caribbean International Relations and Diplomacy and Director of


the Institute for International Relations at the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West


Indies.





Stefano Moncada is a lecturer and researcher in development economics and climate change at


the University of Malta.





Wouter Veenendaal is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Leiden University, the Netherlands.