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Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Brian Meeks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461213
eISBN:
9781626740679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461213.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book reflects on Caribbean politics, particularly radical politics and ideologies in the postcolonial era. The book also explains the peculiarities of the contemporary neoliberal period while ... More


The Dudus Events in Jamaica and the Future of Caribbean Politics (2011)

Brian Meeks

in Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461213
eISBN:
9781626740679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461213.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses how the Jamaican cultural hegemony is further sealed by the growth of an increasingly integrated Caribbean diaspora, resulting with several phases in Jamaican politics. The ... More


Imagining the Future: Rethinking the Political in Jamaica (2006)

Brian Meeks

in Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461213
eISBN:
9781626740679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461213.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes the massive and continuing outflow of people as the clearest indicator of Jamaican social dissonance. The main problem is the fact of hegemonic dissolution—the breakdown of an ... More


Michael Manley: Crossing the Contours of Charisma (2001)

Brian Meeks

in Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461213
eISBN:
9781626740679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461213.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the notion of charismatic leadership, coined by Max Weber, which refers to a leader who is respected by his followers beyond the normal limits. According to Weber, charisma is ... More


War and Peace

Matthew J. Smith

in Liberty, Fraternity, Exile: Haiti and Jamaica after Emancipation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617978
eISBN:
9781469617992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617978.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the aftermath of the 1865 risings on the political direction of Jamaica and Haiti. Jamaica became a direct Crown colony, and Haiti continued to experience civil war. But while ... More


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