By Donald C Peters
What are the original beneficial properties of the governing constructions and political platforms of the small states and previous British colonies of the East Caribbean? Are they honestly democratic? Do the choice makers manage their peoples? And what do we know about the political modernization of constructing international locations via an in-depth examine of the governing of Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts/Nevis and Montserrat? this is often the main finished research up to now of those little-known democracies, one who will curiosity scholars in comparative govt and Latin American studies.
This examine offers a conceptual framework for evaluating East Caribbean governments with different Western political platforms, for assessing the democratic and authoritarian features of 7 small states, and for reading the impression of modernization at the political improvement of those constructing international locations. The examine describes the political associations within the East Caribbean, the function of political events, the church, and sophistication, and indicates how the actual social and fiscal difficulties impact the governments and other people within the region.
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