Posts by Courtney Lindsay

Dr Courtney Lindsay, independent trade consultant and former doctoral researcher at the University of the West Indies

Why the smallest states fail to secure special treatment in global trade politics

There are four reasons why Small Island Developing States and Small Vulnerable Economies fail to secure special and differential treatment (SDT) and Preferences as global norms In Part One of this blog I argued that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Small Vulnerable Economies (SVEs) are not present in the academic debates on small states and international norms. I also … Continue reading

22 June 2018 by Courtney Lindsay
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Missing: the smallest states are absent in international political economy analysis

Small Island Developing States and Small Vulnerable Economies are not present in the academic literature on international norms. A new two-part blog will consider why. Broadly speaking, small states have made significant contributions to global norms in international relations, meaning, they have contributed to establishing standards of expected behaviors for countries to adopt. However, except for a few scholars looking at … Continue reading

1 June 2018 by Courtney Lindsay
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Revisiting the developmental state 7: understanding the Mauritius ‘miracle’

What do the high levels of development and economic upgrading achieved by a small Indian Ocean island country tell us about the notion of the developmental state? Mauritius’ growth trajectory from a monocrop economy at its independence in 1968 to an upper-middle income and highly diversified economy today is frequently considered a miracle and has been described as ‘one of … Continue reading

7 November 2017 by Courtney Lindsay
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