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Journal Article
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Figueroa, Mark; Sives, Amanda
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Economics
Article Title
Homogenous voting, electoral manipulation and the 'garrison' process in post-independence Jamaica
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Journal of commonwealth and comparative politics
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Date of Publication
2002
Volume ID
40
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
81-108
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Abstract
Jamaican politics has many distinctive features, setting it apart from other Commonwealth Caribbean countries. While elections have been held regularly since 1962, Jamaican politics has been plagued by gun violence and electoral manipulation. Discusses the role of the 'garrison' communities as a special feature of the Jamaican political system, focusing on one particular facet of these communities: the growth of homogenous voting. Concludes that, while the 1997 election represents a break in the trend, it will take more than one election before it is possible to say that there is a decline in the influence of the garrison process in Jamaica's polity.....
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