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Politics of identity in small plural societies : Guyana, the Fiji Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago

Author: Stacey-Ann Wilson
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In small plural societies, cultural differences can be exaggerated, exploited and intensified during political contests. The survival of these societies as democracies - or even at all - hangs in the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stacey-Ann Wilson
ISBN: 9780230339873 0230339875
OCLC Number: 745979560
Description: 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Conceptualizing identity: ethnicity and culture --
Six available perspectives on identity and politics --
Ethnopolitics: an analytic framework --
Guyana: the uncooperative republic --
Fiji: indigenous paramountcy --
Trinidad and Tobago: the politics of accommodation.
Responsibility: Stacey-Ann Wilson.

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'Wilson's analysis demonstrates how in the permanency of scarce benefits and spoils, negative ethnicity endures as the best tool of the political elite. It is well argued, thoroughly documented, and Read more...

 
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