The Participation Paradox: Stories from St. Lucia

  • Jonathan Pugh
Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)


Such quotes show that the relationship between tourism and land and development divides people who comment on the Caribbean. Tourism is certainly one of the most explicitly political issues across the region. And so how the Caribbean goes about reconciling such political divisions tells us a lot about the relationship between politics, land, and development more generally in the region. But before we get into this relationship in this chapter, warning bells may already be sounding in some reader’s minds. Did not the first edition of Land and Development in the Caribbean by Besson and Momsenl point out that context is central in the Caribbean, that ways of development are not intrinsically good or bad but rather they are dependent upon how and why they are implemented, in different settings, through different practices?


Interest Group Marine Reserve Communicative Planning Participatory Planning United Nations Economic Commission 
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