La viabilité des petits États insulaires en développement et le cas particulier de Nauru

Abstract : This essay focuses on the viability of the Small Island Developing States, a group of specific countries admitted by the International Community. The reflection is based on several levels. First, the objective is to show how their legal sovereignty makes them unique territories. After trying to define the SIDS characteristics, the study highlights the economic aspects of those territories. Isolation, small size, and low demography are the three main constraints that have consequences on their insertion in network and international commercial exchanges. Their low advantages force them to strongly embrace the international trade, making them very dependent on the economic context. After this general study, we will focus more on the Republic of Nauru, the smallest country of the world. Nauru seems to be the archetype of what is expecting the Small Island Developing States in the long run, that is a strong dependence on the International Community. In spite of its economic difficulties, Nauru is far from being doomed. Actually, this study will show that the SIDS, as geographic and political particular subjects, integrate the contemporary world in a different way, without being excluded.
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Anouk Coornaert. La viabilité des petits États insulaires en développement et le cas particulier de Nauru. Géographie. 2014. ⟨dumas-01116238⟩

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