From a friend
Rosaleen Duffy has written a new book about Belize. "A Trip Too Far: Ecotourism, Politics and Exploitation" (Paperback)
Back in 2000, she wrote an excellent paper in 2000 called
Shadow players: ecotourism, development, corruption and state politics in Belize, Third World Quarterly, Vol 21, No 3, pp 549– 565, 2000
here is that article:http://AmbergrisCaye.com/art/Shadow1.pdf This article examines the way that developing societies have been increasingly incorporated into global networks, and the effect that this has had on the states themselves. The notion of a shadow state is used here to inform the ways that the state has been modified by the global networks represented by
ecotourism development on the one hand and drug trafficking (and associated offshore banking sectors) on the other. Belize provides an excellent example of the way that these North–South linkages, in the form of global networks, undermine the ability of states to enforce regulations in offshore banking, drug
trafficking and environmental protection that are demanded of the South by the North.
The new book also sounds interesting.