Island Enclaves : Offshoring Strategies, Creative Governance, and Subnational Island Jurisdictions
Examining subnational island jurisdictions such as Guantanamo Bay, Macau, Aruba, the Isle of Man, and Prince Edward Island, Godfrey Baldacchino shows how these distinct locales arrange special relationships with larger metropolitan powers. He also deals with the politics, economics, and diplomacy of islands that have been engineered as detention camps, offshore finance centres, military bases, heritage parks, or otherwise autonomous regions. More than a study of how detached regions are governed, Island Enclaves displays the ways in which these jurisdictions are pioneering some of the modern world's most creative - and shadowy - forms of sovereignty and government.
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 612.35g
- 01 Aug 2010
- McGill-Queen's University Press
- Montreal, Canada
- 3 maps
"The book is as luxuriant (with ideas) as some of the tropical islands are (with flora) that feature within it [...] this is a rather pathbreaking and encyclopaedic text - one that can be dipped into at any point and that equally rewards reading from cove "This book provides a striking array of examples to illustrate 'offshoring strategies' deployed more easily by non-sovereign island territories because of their amorphous political status resulting from their relatively small and insular character, as wel "This book develops an original thesis: it argues cogently for the existence of sub-national island jurisdictions as a specific set of policies that exploit the current phase of globalisation and their geographies to practise a clever use of jurisdiction." Paul K. Sutton, London Metropolitan University, U.K.
About Godfrey Baldacchino
Godfrey Baldacchino is a professor of sociology and Canada Research Chair in Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island.