The purpose of this article is to discuss transnational organized crime (TOC) and the relationship to good governance in the Caribbean.
This paper is exploratory. It follows a path of inductive reasoning, from observation of the eight global cases to a broader general analysis and the development of a theoretical framework or ideal type.
The influence of TOC on governance in the Caribbean is worrying. Normative theories of democracy, public administration and governance no longer apply. Economic growth diminishes, unemployment rises, crime rises.
The paper contributes to the understanding of the impact of TOC on good governance especially on Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean.
The author wants to thank for their contribution to this article: Prof. L. Huberts professor of public administration at VU University of Amsterdam, Prof. R. in ‘t Veld of the University of Tilburg in The Netherlands for their comments and Prof. D. Turner of the University of Glamorgan in the UK.
Goede, M. (2013), "Transnational organized crime (TOC) and the relationship to good governance in the Caribbean: Transnational organized crime democracy (TOCD)", International Journal of Development Issues, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 253-270. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDI-01-2013-0008Download as .RIS
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