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The Effects of Western Hemisphere Economic Integration on the Economic, Political, and Social Development of the Dominic...

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Title: The Effects of Western Hemisphere Economic Integration on the Economic, Political, and Social Development of the Dominican Republic
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Alvarez Thomas, Myriam Isabel
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Economic Integration
Export Processing Zone
Immiserating Growth
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The Dominican Republic experienced economic growth, unparalleled in Latin America, between 1990 and 2000. Liberal economic policies which embraced globalization and a move towards a consolidated democracy are often cited as the main catalysts for this economic growth. Economic growth, however, has not been accompanied by equally positive social improvements, and in some cases has led to a decrease in the quality of life of many Dominicans. This paper will analyze how the development of export processing zones, while contributing to economic growth, has had externalities which have affected the quality of life of the Dominican people. The analysis begins with a historical overview, which places the export processing zones within a developmental trajectory. Because the development of the export processing zones is tied to economic integration patterns, the analysis then turns to the theory behind economic integration. Better understanding of the theory allows us to trace economic integration and development trends in the western hemisphere and, finally, to link these trends to Dominican development. The economic, social and political effects of this development since the formation of the export processing zones will then be analyzed closely. It is concluded that while the benefits of economic growth were positive between 1990 and 2000, the strains caused by the developmental choices of the nation have negatively affected the population and alternatives should be explored.
Statement of Responsibility: by Myriam Isabel Alvarez Thomas
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Elliott, Catherine; Strobel, Frederick

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 A4
System ID: NCFE003191:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003191/00001

Material Information

Title: The Effects of Western Hemisphere Economic Integration on the Economic, Political, and Social Development of the Dominican Republic
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Alvarez Thomas, Myriam Isabel
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Economic Integration
Export Processing Zone
Immiserating Growth
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The Dominican Republic experienced economic growth, unparalleled in Latin America, between 1990 and 2000. Liberal economic policies which embraced globalization and a move towards a consolidated democracy are often cited as the main catalysts for this economic growth. Economic growth, however, has not been accompanied by equally positive social improvements, and in some cases has led to a decrease in the quality of life of many Dominicans. This paper will analyze how the development of export processing zones, while contributing to economic growth, has had externalities which have affected the quality of life of the Dominican people. The analysis begins with a historical overview, which places the export processing zones within a developmental trajectory. Because the development of the export processing zones is tied to economic integration patterns, the analysis then turns to the theory behind economic integration. Better understanding of the theory allows us to trace economic integration and development trends in the western hemisphere and, finally, to link these trends to Dominican development. The economic, social and political effects of this development since the formation of the export processing zones will then be analyzed closely. It is concluded that while the benefits of economic growth were positive between 1990 and 2000, the strains caused by the developmental choices of the nation have negatively affected the population and alternatives should be explored.
Statement of Responsibility: by Myriam Isabel Alvarez Thomas
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Elliott, Catherine; Strobel, Frederick

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 A4
System ID: NCFE003191:00001

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