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The UK overseas territories: A decade of progress and prosperity?

Clegg, Peter; Gold, Peter


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Peter Clegg
Head of Department of Health & Social Sciences and Associate Professor

Peter Gold


This article analyses the relationship between the UK and its Overseas Territories since the publication of the 1999 White Paper Partnership for Progress and Prosperity. The article considers the efforts by the UK government to improve links with the territories via a new partnership based on mutual obligations and responsibilities. It focuses on the two most important aspects of the White Paper - governance and economic growth and sustainability. Much has been achieved, but fundamental structural problems in the relationship remain unattended. The article concludes by recommending how the relationship can be improved over the coming years. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.


Clegg, P., & Gold, P. (2011). The UK overseas territories: A decade of progress and prosperity?. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 49(1), 115-135.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 1, 2011
Journal Commonwealth and Comparative Politics
Print ISSN 1466-2043
Electronic ISSN 1743-9094
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 49
Issue 1
Pages 115-135
Keywords overseas territories, good governance, human rights, economic sustainability, offshore finance
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