Annual Report on Global Islands 2017

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Islands Economic Cooperation Forum
ANNUAL REPORT ON GLOBAL ISLANDS 2017
now online

The Annual Report on Global Islands 2017, published by Island Studies Press in partnership with the Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Hainan Province, was launched at the Boao Island Economic Cooperation Forum in April 2018. Executive Editor-in-Chief is Dr. James Randall, working with Editor Dr. Laurie Brinklow and Designer Joan Sinclair.

The publication provides a summary and interpretation of the 2017 Island Economic Cooperation Forum sessions; updated descriptions and interpretations of economic development on global islands; and chapters on the major issues and topics associated with island economic development written by international experts. Earlier drafts of these were presented at the 1st Annual Conference on Island Economic Change, co-ordinated by the UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, in Hainan in November 2017.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PREFACE
Wang Sheng, DIrector General, Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Hainan Province

PART I: A BACKGROUND TO ISLAND ECONOMIES

Introduction and Summary
of the 2017 Boao Island Economic Cooperation Forum

James RANDALL, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Chapter 1: The State of Island Economies
James RANDALL, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

PART II: ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES ON ISLAND ECONOMIES

Chapter 2: Comparing models of island economic development
Geoff BERTRAM, University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Chapter 3: The relation between economic resilience and competitiveness in small island states
Lino BRIGUGLIO, University of Malta, Malta

Chapter 4: Autonomy plus:
The policy challenges and opportunities faced by subnational (mainly island) jurisdictions
Godfrey BALDACCHINO, University of Malta, Malta

Chapter 5: Managing the impacts of openness on island economies
Rob GREENWOOD, Memorial University, Canada

Chapter 6: “This is who we are“:
Non-self-governing islands creating a new sovereignty through five mechanisms and four drivers

Gerard PRINSEN, Massey University, New Zealand

Chapter 7: Aid and sovereignty:
Neostructuralism, retroliberalism, and the recasting of relationships in Oceania
John OVERTON, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Warwick E. MURRAY, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Chapter 8: Agricultural development on islands
David BARKER, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

CONCLUSIONS
James RANDALL

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