Non-Fiction Books:

Elections, Violence and the Democratic Process in Jamaica

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Elections, Violence and the Democratic Process in Jamaica by Amanda Sives
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Since the achievement of adult suffrage in 1944, Jamaican democracy has remained resilient. Fifteen general elections have been held; the results have been accepted by the contending parties and the democratic process has survived. Within the wider Latin American and Caribbean region, Jamaica has been a stable, functioning democracy BUT it has faced a number of significant challenges. In this book, Amanda Sives examines one of those key difficulties: the relationship between politics and violence in the former British colony involving supporters of the two main rival political parties, the Jamaica Labour Party and the People's National Party. Unlike other countries within the region, it has occurred within the confines of the democratic process and sought to influence the electoral outcome rather than overthrow the state. Tracing the rise and decline of partisan political violence, through an examination of elections since 1944, Sives argues it cannot be understood outside of this historical framework. Referencing an extensive bibliography as well as numerous first-hand interviews with key political players as well as activists at the grassroots level, Elections, Violence and the Democratic Process in Jamaica posits that partisan political violence is not simply a fight for scarce benefits but needs to be understood as part of political identity formation and political culture. Sives concludes that while the reformed electoral process provides an example of best practice for other developing and developed countries, until the peculiar Jamaican problem of party-controlled garrisons is addressed, the democratic process will remain flawed. A ready reference for the student, politician and general reader alike, Elections, Violence and the Democratic Process in Jamaica provides an insight to the Jamaican political culture.
Release date Australia
June 30th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
Jamaica
Imprint
Ian Randle Publishers,Jamaica
Pages
232
Dimensions
152x229x14
ISBN-13
9789766373313
Product ID
3820413

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...