Dr. Robin Ramcharan is currently Lecturer in the Department of Social Science at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.
2007 0-7734-5338-5 This work analyzes the way in which the foreign policy in Guyana has fared in protecting its national security, while also analyzing the very concept of “national security” as it applies to a small-state like Guyana. Since its independence in 1966, Guyanese foreign policy has been synonymous with national security. The process of national security in Guyana, like that of other post-colonial small-states, cannot be viewed independently from that of nation-building. Guyana’s struggles with internal insecurity are examined, along with the responses to various external challenges which have resulted in human insecurity and significant external involvement in the micromanagement of Guyana’s domestic affairs.