Book of the Week – Introduction to Caribbean Politics (Cynthia Barrow-Giles)

Introduction to Caribbean Politics
By Cynthia Barrow-Giles

This introductory text provides a broad historical sweep of Caribbean politics, from the slave era to the contemporary period, characterised by issues of structural adjustments and globalisation, and in between, the years of worker revolt and protest.  This student-friendly text contains summaries of the key concepts discussed in each section, questions to test students’ understanding, suggestions for further reading and a self-assessment section.  The key concepts/issues include: Imperialism, Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, Re-Colonisation;  Struggles of the working class people; The politics of constitutional decolonisation and the Westminster model; Party systems and electoral politic; Trade Unionism; The Politics of change: alternative development strategies and Regional integration.

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