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Author, Analytic
Osei, Philip D.
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Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
Title, Analytic
Tripartite social partnerships in small states: Barbados and Jamaica in comparative perspective
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Bissessar, Ann Marie
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Globalization and governance: Essays on the challenges for small states
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Jefferson, North Carolina
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McFarland and Company
Date of Publication
2004
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34-55
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Abstract
Assesses Barbados and Jamaica's experiment with a corporatist tripartite social partnership (including the government, private sector employers, and trade union representatives) strategy for development. According to the author, Barbados managed a successful strategy, while Jamaica's policy failed. He argues that the causes that contributed to these differing results include the nature of politics and the immediate circumstances of each country prior to the introduction of the policy, the political culture, vibrancy of the trade unions, policy style, state capacity for policy management, and the outlay of social capital.....
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