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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


Reinventing the Jamaican Political System (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/9781628461213.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter initially cites five incidents reported by the Jamaica Gleaner that manifest the state of lawlessness and anarchy that characterized Jamaica at the turn of the century. It argues that ... More


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