Guyana: Politics in a Plantation Society

Hardcover | July 1, 1988

byChaitram Singh

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This volume examines the politics and government of Guyana from World War II to the present. Professor Singh ably describes the downfall of a nation which, when it became independent in 1966, had good prospects, ample resources, and a relatively educated population. He examines how a liberal democracy succumbed to authoritarian tendencies, resulting in a defacto one-party state. Next, the author demonstrates how economic development became a casualty of over-centralilzed political and economic decision making. He argues that the persistence of underdevelopment in ex-colonies such as Guyana is traceable to domestic causes.

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This volume examines the politics and government of Guyana from World War II to the present. Professor Singh ably describes the downfall of a nation which, when it became independent in 1966, had good prospects, ample resources, and a relatively educated population. He examines how a liberal democracy succumbed to authoritarian tendenc...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:175 pages, 9.56 × 6.28 × 0.71 inPublished:July 1, 1988Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275929892

ISBN - 13:9780275929893

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