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Title: The politics of the Lome Rum Protocols and Caribbean development
Author: Talburt, Antony Sylvester
Awarding Body: London South Bank University
Current Institution: London South Bank University
Date of Award: 2001
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This study discusses the validity of one of the central claims of the Lome Conventions, that of creating a model of relations between developed and developing countries. This is examined with particular reference to two groups of Caribbean rum producing countries. The principal aim is to analyse the main arguments that account for the limited success of the Lome agreement in substantially improving the development prospects of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers' Association (WIRSPA) specifically and the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries generally. The study contends that some of the reasons for the limited success of Lome, as well as much of the disappointments of the WIRSPA and the rest of the ACP countries, were due to their level of initial and exaggerated expectations during the mid 1970s. Despite their complaints and criticisms to the contrary, this study concludes that the main provisions of the Lome Conventions and the Rum Protocols were entirely in keeping with the spirit of the Convention, part of which was to enhance trade expansion and diversification for all ACP states.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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