Accession Number:

ADA156141

Title:

Future U.S. Security in the Caribbean: The Caribbean Basin Initiative and the Economics of Jamaica

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

177.0

Abstract:

Chapter one provides a study of Jamaica during the 1970s. The outcome of this research and the associated modeling reveals that Prime Minister Manleys approach to government had some dire consequences. Chapter two provides a current view of the Caribbean Basin Initiative CBI along with some computer simulations which serve as a basis for future economic forecasts. The results of this research suggest several possible courses of action for the present government under Prime Minister Seaga. Fortunately, under Jamaicas present leadership, any policy which serves to strengthen the country economically, will also enhance local U.S. security interest. Chapter three discusses various aspects of Jamaican history and culture to investigate the likelihood that, if given the optimum economic recovery program, it could be successfully implemented. Finally, chapter four addresses some overall conclusions about Jamaicas economic future, the prospects of which appear hopeful under Americas current Caribbean Basin Initiative. Keywords Caribbean Basin Initiative Culture Economic modeling Simulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE