Author profile: Peter Clegg

Dr Peter Clegg is Head of the Department of Health and Social Sciences at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.

Hurricane Irma and the UK Overseas Territories

Hurricane Irma and the UK Overseas Territories

Despite talk of fundamental changes in the relationship the outcome of Irma could well be slight reform rather than major recalibration.

UK Overseas Territories and Brexit

UK Overseas Territories and Brexit

Concerns remain that the territories could find themselves attached to a weaker and more isolated UK, which may well damage their own future security and prosperity.

The Panama Papers and the UK Overseas Territories

The Panama Papers and the UK Overseas Territories

The revelations of tax avoidance and evasion have struck a chord with many concerned about the impact of austerity and growing inequality. However, little is likely to change.

Jamaica and the IMF: A Never-ending Story

Jamaica and the IMF: A Never-ending Story

The story of Jamaica’s efforts to plot a successful path to development highlights that while IMF support is needed to keep the economy solvent, the reforms do little to bring about real change.

ISIS Threat Laps the Caribbean

ISIS Threat Laps the Caribbean

With the region’s porous borders and often weak state capacity to deal with security threats, regional governments must gear up to the challenges that face them.

Shadows Cast over Democracy in the Caribbean

Shadows Cast over Democracy in the Caribbean

What took place in St Kitts and Nevis indicates that despite the generally good record of democracy in the Caribbean, the region cannot rest on its laurels.

The Ebola Threat: Don’t Forget the Caribbean

The Ebola Threat: Don’t Forget the Caribbean

While the world’s attention is on West Africa, Europe and the US, one should not forget the threat that Ebola poses to the Caribbean – an area where authorities may struggle to contain it.

Politics in the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

Politics in the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies are often neglected, but they have vital links with Britain and are important global actors in their own right.

Will the Caribbean’s Reparations Claim Succeed?

Will the Caribbean’s Reparations Claim Succeed?

The Caribbean countries have attempted to link their present-day ills to the role of slavery and colonial rule, and seek reparations as part of a new development agenda.

The Debt Crisis in Jamaica – the Caribbean’s Greece?

The Debt Crisis in Jamaica – the Caribbean’s Greece?

Jamaica is one of the most indebted countries in the world and growth has been sluggish for several years. But, there are hopes that IMF-backed reforms will provide relief.

Guyana: The Next Economic Tiger?

Guyana: The Next Economic Tiger?

Although Guyana is the third poorest country in the Americas it has a tremendous stock of natural resources, and there is great hope that Guyana’s economy has reached take-off phase.

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