Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana

Author: Ann Marie Bissessar
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739174711
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For the first time, an attempt is made to examine the relationship between race and politics in two plural societies in the Caribbean. While there has been no dearth of literature on race, this book contends that it is important to look at other predisposing factors that impact politics and that are challenges facing ex-colonial countries. The book also presents, for the first time, a longitudinal study in both countries of the evolution of the society and the changing nature of race relations and political structures in Trinidad and Tobago and in Guyana.

The Dilemmas of Ethnic Policy

Author: John Gaffar La Guerre
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498543642
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The Dilemmas of Ethnic Policy: A Global Perspective argues that ethnic conflict increases or decreases in relation to changes in the social structure and the location and distribution of political power. Ethnic grievances derive from lack of access to valued resources, and elites play a crucial role in allocating those resources. This book examines the experiences of five countries with a history of ethnic conflict: former Yugoslavia/Bosnia-Herzegovina, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States. It finds that in many cases, solutions adopted to mitigate ethnic conflict have unintended consequences. Often, supposed solutions confuse cause and effect and in fact worsen ethnic conflict. Attempts to address identity issues by pandering to them often led to further ethnic demands. This book argues that, based on the experiences of the countries under examination, the best course is to adopt policies that encourage alliances between and among ethnic groups.

Ethnic Conflict in Developing Societies

Author: Ann Marie Bissessar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319537091
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This book examines the experience of post-colonial territories and their attempts to manage ethnic communities within their countries. The study focuses on Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, and Fiji. This project looks at the mechanisms, which vary from legislation to political structures, systems, and institutions that have been introduced to allow for greater integration by these communities, and assesses their strengths and weaknesses.

Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago

Author: Rita Pemberton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538111462
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Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Politics of Identity in Small Plural Societies

Author: Stacey-Ann Wilson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137012110
Format: PDF, Mobi
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People around the globe have found comfort and strength in mobilizing around culture and ethnic identities more than they have successfully organized around class. This book provides an ethnographic account of the politicization of ethnicity in small plural societies and shows what is at stake for small, economically fragile societies: democratic survival - and sometimes even the state itself.