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Tindigarukayo, Jimmy K.
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Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
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The implementation of executive agency model in Jamaica
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Sixth Annual SALISES Conference: Governance, Institutions and Economic Growth: Reflections on Arthur Lewis’ Theory of Economic Growth
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March 17-18, 2005
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University of the West Indies, Mona. Kingston, Jamaica
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http:; www.cavehill.uwi.edu/salises/conferences/conf_2005.htm
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Abstract
Under contemporary pressures of globalization, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) seems threatened by increasing global and regional insecurity, vulnerability and marginalization as they are seemingly once again carried across another middle passage rite in the turbulent waves of a neo-liberal globalization. The author explores the preconditions for the region's success in this dynamic and complex global world, through a critical engagement of perspectives on regional success which interpret growth as simply the outcome of as a state or market determined process of competitive modernization/ industrialization. He argues, along the lines of Lloyd Best's critique of Caribbean epistemology, that securing the regions' survival and beyond , still requires an escape from functionalist, aprioristic and deterministic analytical methodologies, in order to properly explore the paths for regional ascent, and the nature of the relationship between society, economy and the state. He also notes that a reliance on methodologies that can accommodate process and complex open systems analysis, will be required to pursue the needed research into the particularities of the social and political processes shaping the 'state of the state' and the complexity of real interest influencing the State in its unfolding role in relating to the society, to enable a Caribbean C/creole. Such new departures, it is suggested, would help one to better identity the social forces for enabling or helping to catalyze the strategically embedded state and to better identify particularly important strategic political repositioning imperatives for enhancing the development of social capabilities for a Caribbean C/creole strategy of endogenous regional integration/development. In demonstrating this point, the paper draws upon an alternative model of social power developed in previous papers in order to try to show the role that constructions of 'rurality' and processes of 'rural othering' play in shaping the future of modern state systems, modernity, and the possibilities of different and more empowering human experience under contemporary globalization.....
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