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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Munroe, Trevor
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Department of Government
Title, Analytic
On strengthening national foundations for regional governance
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Hall, Kenneth O.; Benn, Denis
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Caribbean imperatives: Regional governance and integrated development
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Ian Randle
Date of Publication
2005
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66-70
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Abstract
Asserts that conceptions of regional governance must rest on the foundations of sub-regional and national governance systems. Notes that the imposition of regional governance arrangements from above, however rational or elegant in design, is not sustainable, unless accompanied by at least moderate levels of support from below. Goes on to argue that the necessary levels of support, involvement and satisfaction with sub-regional and national governance in the region do not exist and therefore need to be urgently strengthened. In passing, also identifies 'majoritarianism' based on the the 'winner takes all' principle, excessive forms of political patronage and clientelism, which lead to political violence, as well as corruption, as exercising a negative influence on governance systems in some of the member states of the Community.....
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