The Future of the Falkland Islands and Its People

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The Future of the Falkland Islands and Its People  (2003) 
Lyubomir Ivanov et al.

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The cover of The Future of the Falkland Islands and Its People.
The cover of The Future of the Falkland Islands and Its People.


ISBN: 954-91503-1-3

Authors: Lyubomir Ivanov et al.
Design: Todor Vardjiev
Photo: Romeo Cholakov

© Manfred Wörner Foundation

Printed in Bulgaria
by Double T Publishers
October 2003


by Mike Summers

Legislative Councillor

Falkland Islands Government

In this paper on the Future of the Falkland Islands and its People, Dr. Ivanov has produced a remarkable and interesting piece of work. He has accurately analysed and assessed the current state of political development in the Falkland Islands and the options open to us. There is little doubt that the Falkland Islands will continue to develop at a pace that suits the people, and it is very unlikely that the Falklands would choose, in the foreseeable future, any route other than some form of devolved integration with the United Kingdom.

It is interesting to see Dr. Ivanov’s comments on the possible position of the Falklands as a bridge between Europe, South America and the Antarctic. It was the late Dr. di Tella, one of the most intelligent and free thinking of Argentina’s foreign affairs leaders, who first said to me that he thought the Falklands had a real place in the South West Atlantic. The calming influence of a European power could have a positive effect in an area where Latin temperament predominates; he was half joking and deadly serious.

The contrasts and parallels drawn by Dr. Ivanov and the distinguished commentators on his paper amply demonstrate the importance of both internal and external self-determination, in developing as well as developed nations. It is an interesting interface where devolution and decolonisation meet.

But it is in particular the contributions on self-determination from a worldwide perspective, that enhance and broaden Dr. Ivanov’s paper into a very significant contribution to debate in this area. They are all to be commended.

Stanley, 7th August 2003



On the Map

The Future of the Falkland Islands and Its People

The Falklands Will Never Be Argentine by Carlos Escudé

The Falklands, an Historical Perspective by Ernest Spencer

Comment On Dr. Ivanov’s Paper: A Caribbean Perspective by Howard Fergus

Comment On Falklands Paper by Mr. L. Ivanov by Jan Cheek

The Future of the Falkland Islands and Its People: Comments by John Ondawame

British Overseas Territories: New Relationships with the UK for the 21st Century by Mark Sandford

Self-Determination in the Falkland Islands by Mike Summers

Falkland Islands Constitutional Development Consistent with British Imperial History by Noel Cox

Comments On Lyubo Ivanov Falklands Proposal by Nora Femenia

St Helena: Political Development, Current Constitutional Review and the Human Relationship with the Falkland Islands by Government of St. Helena

A Voyage To Livingston Island And The Falkland Islands by Nusha Ivanova

Biographical Notes

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