The Caribbean

Horizons of Possibilities for a Future Without Guarantees


  • Percy C. Hintzen University of California, Berkeley, EUA



imperialismo, neocolonialismo, tricontinentalismo, Westhphalianismo, colonialidade


Este artigo examina os horizontes de possibilidades para o traçar de um rumo para as Caraíbas em direcção a um futuro sustentável, centrando-se na multiplicidade de ligações em que as pessoas e as instituições da região estão envolvidas. Estas possibilidades, argumenta-se, são forjadas a partir de processos globais que começaram com o colonialismo. Elas baseiam-se numa reformulação das relações regionais, afastando-as das formas de soberania ocidental e dos centros de poder globais euro-americanos. Estão presentes em disposições e organizações institucionais regionais que transcendem as fronteiras moldadas por histórias de colonialismo. Derivam das histórias de resistência anti-colonial da região que impregnaram a consciência popular. E estão contidas na escala global das relações “tricontinentais”, através das quais circulam diferentes formas de rejeição do domínio global euro-americano. O artigo examina o seu potencial para transformar as Caraíbas de forma a maximizar a sustentabilidade ecológica, as condições de subsistência humana e a autonomia regional.


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Biografia Autor

Percy C. Hintzen, University of California, Berkeley, EUA

Percy C. Hintzen (Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley) received his formal graduate training in comparative political sociology with a particular focus on political economy. He also holds an M.A. degree in international urbanization and public policy. His scholarship reflects his concern with the fraught conditions of upheaval brought about by globalized modern social formations (including modern forms of consciousness), their material manifestations, and their distortions. His work reflects his concern with the entire global enterprise of colonialism that includes Europe and North America.


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C. Hintzen, Percy. 2024. «The Caribbean: Horizons of Possibilities for a Future Without Guarantees». Compendium: Journal of Comparative Studies | Revista De Estudos Comparatistas, n. 5 (Junho). Lisboa, Portugal:11–29.