Lessons from the Political Economy of Small Islands

The Resourcefulness of Jurisdiction
Edited by Godfrey Baldacchino and David Milne
Non-Fiction, 274 Pages, Hardcover
Lessons From the Political Economy
This book focuses on the experience of six North Atlantic, cold-water islands boasting distinct constitutional arrangements. These range from full sovereignty (Iceland), to federation (Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador) to federacy or home rule status (Faroe Islands; Isle of Man; Aland Islands). It explores how different constitutional, political and cultural features of these islands are deployed in strategic economic thinking and planning, leading these jurisdictions to craft a real ‘political economy’.

The comparative interplay of economic and juridical resources is taken up in relation to four major economic domains: the primary sector; small-scale manufacturing; export of knowledge-based services; and tourism. In the outcome, practical ‘best practice’ proposals are suggested.

First published by Macmillan UK in association with the Institute of Island Studies.

ISBN: 0-333-77817-0
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