Panamaʼs Canal

Panamaʼs Canal

What Happens When the United States Gives A Small Country What It Wants

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
"Author discusses the problems faced by former colonial territories (or smaller, 'dependent' countries) when they assume responsibilities formerly undertaken by the US. Examines transfer of authority over Canal from US to Panama as a case study"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Blackwell North Amer
On the last day of 1999, the United States turns over full possession of the Panama Canal and adjacent lands to Panama - and ends nine decades of presence in the isthmus.
The author analyzes Panama's complicated society and politics, reviews the treaties, and evaluates Panama's comanagement of the canal with the United States and the canal's continuing viability, including environmental and modernizing needs.
But this book is about more than a particular problem or even the future of Panama. This is also a parable for other small countries. Every act of liberation carries a corresponding burden of responsibility. The author casts into sharp relief the challenges facing many former colonial and dependent countries as we enter the post - anti-imperialist age.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, 1998.
ISBN: 9780844740300
Characteristics: vii, 168 p. ; 24 cm.


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