Islands at Risk?

Islands at Risk?

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This book provides a wide-ranging comparative analysis of contemporary economic, social, political and environmental change in small islands, island states and territories, through every ocean. It focuses on those island realms conventionally perceived as developing, rather than developed, in the Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Oceans. John Connell examines the decline of agriculture and the rise of tourism, the problems of urbanization, and the particular role of migration and remittances, within a culture of migration. He seeks to balance economic challenges with environmental threats, notably that of climate change, and social changes with the survival of culture, pointing to awkward and hybrid development futures. This unique study comprehensively balances environmental, social and economic changes to provide a more wide-ranging assessment of sustainability that will be invaluable for academics and postgraduate students on environment and international development courses.Much of Grand Cayman remained without power, water or effective sewerage several months later, despite its ... however, slight compared with 1903 and 1932 cyclones in the Cayman Islands (Novelo-Casanova and Suarez 2010). ... in Tonga Cyclone Isaac in 1982 destroyed almost a quarter of all housing and made half the population homeless (Lewis 1995). ... Banana farmers in the Caribbean have frequently been without incomes for nine months after cyclones ( Henry-Lee et al.

Title:Islands at Risk?
Author:John Connell
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2013


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