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The Costs of Regime Survival : Racial Mobilization, Elite Domination and Control of the State in Guyana and Trinidad - Percy C. Hintzen

The Costs of Regime Survival

Racial Mobilization, Elite Domination and Control of the State in Guyana and Trinidad

Hardcover Published: 29th September 1989
ISBN: 9780521363785
Number Of Pages: 252

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This comparative study of two republics - Guyana in South America, and Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean - examines the conditions which determine regime survival in less developed countries. Given the prevailing structure of political and economic organization typical of these countries, and of the web of international relations of which they are a part, political survival can very often depend on a leader's willingness to serve the interests of a small, but politically strategic minority. In both Guyana and Trinidad post-independence leaders made politically expedient decisions that fore-closed policy choices consistent with the satisfaction of collective needs. As a result both countries experienced a series of political and economic crises. This book, unique in its in-depth comparative study of Guyana and Trinidad will be of interest to all scholars, students and policy-makers concerned with aspects of political and economic development in the third world.

Regime survival and control of the post-colonial state
Mobilization for control of the state in Guyana and Trinidad
Maintaining control of the state: strategies for regime survival in Guyana and Trinidad
Elite support and control of the state: race, ideology and clientelism
Regime survival and state control of the economy
The political and economic costs of regime survival
Collective needs versus the demands of powerful actors in less developed countries
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ISBN: 9780521363785
ISBN-10: 0521363780
Series: American Sociological Association Rose Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 29th September 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.54