Besson, Jean

Caribbean Land and Development Revisited

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Jean Besson, Janet Momsen

Part I. Historical Perspectives on Land and Crop Production

2. The Importance of the 1897 British Royal Commission
Bonham C. Richardson

3. The Colonial Office and Soil Conservation in the British Caribbean, 1938–1950
Lawrence S. Grossman

4. Domestic Food Production in Guadeloupe in World War II
Glenroy Taitt

5. Cuba’s Farmers’ Markets in the “Special Period,” 1990–1995
Rebecca Torres, Janet Momsen, Debbie A. Niemeier

Part II. Policy, Planning, and Management

6. Land, Development, and Indigenous Rights in Suriname: The Role of International Human Rights Law
Ellen-Rose Kambel

7. The Management of State Lands in Trinidad and Tobago
J. David Stanfield, A. A. Wijetunga

8. The Participation Paradox: Stories from St. Lucia
Jonathan Pugh

9. Land Disputes and Development Activity in the Dominican Republic
Donald Macleod

10. Land Policy in Jamaica in the Decade after Agenda 21
Learie A. Miller, David Barker

Part III. Land for the Peasantry?

11. “Squatting” as a Strategy for Land Settlement and Sustainable Development
Jean Besson

12. The Triumph of the Commons: Barbuda Belongs to All Barbudans Together
David Lowenthal, Colin Clarke

13. The Contested Existence of a Peasantry in Martinique: Scientific Discourses, Controversies, and Evidence
Christine Chivallon

14. The Waxing and Waning of Land for the Peasantry in Barbados
Janet Momsen

15. Agrobiodiversity as an Environmental Management Tool in Small-Scale Farming Landscapes: Implications for Agrochemical Use
Balfour Spence, Elizabeth Thomas-Hope

Part IV. Landscape, Migration, and Development

16. Arboreal Landscapes of Power and Resistance
Mimi Sheller

17. From the Pre-Colonial to the Virtual: The Scope and Scape of Land, Landuse, and Landloss on Montserrat
Jonathan Skinner

18. “Leave to Come Back”: The Importance of Family Land in a Transnational Caribbean Community
Beth Mills

19. Collateral and Achievement: Land and Caribbean Migration
Margaret Byron

Keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Latin American Politics, Political Sociology, Urban Economics, Latin American Culture, Public Administration, Human Rights

Publication year
Studies of the Americas
Page amount
291 pages
Printed ISBN

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