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Caribbean Integration – Lessons for the Pacific?

Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 25

17 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2012  

Bob Warner

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Date Written: November 2012

Abstract

The 15 members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are digesting a critical review of the structure and performance of its Secretariat, which describes the overall CARICOM integration initiative as being in crisis. This paper describes elements of the CARICOM integration project, and draws lessons for the Pacific Island Countries. It suggests that the CARICOM experience puts into question elements of the logic and overall approach to integration being pursued in both regions (and being urged by external partners).

Keywords: Caribbean, Pacific, CARICOM, Regional integration

JEL Classification: F02, N16, N17, O54, O56

Suggested Citation

Warner, Bob, Caribbean Integration – Lessons for the Pacific? (November 2012). Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 25. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2175407 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2175407

Bob Warner (Contact Author)

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University ( email )

7 Liversidge Street
Lennox Crossing
Canberra, ACT 0200
Australia

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