Outlook 2010 – Towards epistemic sovereignty: (Re)-thinking development in a changing global political economy

Edited by Allam Ahmed and Gale T C Zaide
ISBN 9781907106156

Outlook 2010 provides the impetus for the cross-fertilisation of knowledge—across physical boundaries, cultures and epistemic schools. The main objective is to question the intrinsic ideological value of neoliberal thinking and methodologies; and to assess whether neoliberal approaches to development are appropriate for the socioeconomic challenges that beset Third World nations. The perspectives presented in this volume challenge traditional development thought and seek to present avantgarde ways of thinking about achieving sustainable development (SD), particularly in developing countries (DCs). Outlook 2010 covers a range of topics that ensemble endeavour to address growing concerns about the problems of the third world underdevelopment, even after decades of experimentation with one development strategy or another; all of which failed to deliver the majority of the world’s population from the bowels of poverty.

This volume of World Sustainable Development Outlook includes a selection of the best papers presented during the WASD’s 8th International Conference held in St Lucia.

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A holistic approach to organisational learning in manufacturing
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Alien labourers and development processes the case of Montserrat
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Assessing actions towards sustainable logistics
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Bridging transportation gaps in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Can IT and ITES be an engine of growth? An empirical analysis
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Caribbean home town associations
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Cost minimisation through interest-free micro credit to micro entrepreneurs
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Crime in Trinidad and Tobago: trends and implications
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Cruising out of control? Dealing with the environmental impacts of cruise tourism in the Caribbean
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Diasporic tourism and investment in Suriname
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Disaggregating demographic factors of labour change in Trinidad and Tobago
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Embedding social capital in place and community: Towards a new paradigm for the Caribbean food system
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Evaluating the impact of changes in international trade policy on the sugar industry of Jamaica
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Foreign direct investment effect on East Asian productivity
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Gendered applications of the carbon footprint
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Multinational hotel companies and sustainable tourism in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Opportunities for the use of computer-assisted instruction in enhancing the quality and coverage of education delivery
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Patterns of Caribbean livelihoods
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Productive capacity, a platform for institutional change and sustainable development: The case for developing economies
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Reducing waste in transport operations
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Rethinking postsecondary, technical and vocational training for the 21st century
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Stem cell innovation system in India: emerging scenario and future challenges
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Stimulating diasporic tourism as a niche market for Caribbean tourism
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Strategic developmental opportunities from diaspora tourism: the Jamaican perspective
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Sustaining the future well being of our children: An empirical analysis of breastfeeding practices in Trinidad and Tobago
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The aged, a lost and dying society: implying the importance of a gerontological framework for addressing their needs in the Caribbean
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The case for a preventative approach to chronic non-communicable diseases in Trinidad and Tobago
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The dynamics and consequences of population ageing in Trinidad and Tobago
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The future of the U.S. Dollar as an international key currency
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The impact of the financial crisis on investors in countries governed by Islamic banking and finance
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The potential role of the Caribbean Diaspora in science, technology and industrial policy
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The role of Oman Development Bank in financing small- and medium-scale industries
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The Turtle Village Trust, Trinidad and Tobago: Sustainability through strategic bridging, green alliance and enviropreneurship
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The uphill climb for environment and development: the challenges of rapid urban development in Trinidad and Tobago
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