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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Buddan, Robert
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Government
Article Title
Universal adult suffrage in Jamaica and the Caribbean since 1944
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Journal Title
Social and economic studies
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2004
Volume ID
53
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
135-162
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http:; proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=882947331&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=31897&RQT=309&VName=PQD
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Abstract
Argues that the right to vote, though fundamental to democracy, has not been sufficiently appreciated as a major explanation of constitutional, social, economic, and democratic advancement in Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean. Provides a new interpretation of existing literature to show that universal adult suffrage should be regarded as an important explanation for the consolidation of democracy in the Caribbean and the many current reforms in Jamaica arise from the associated conditions that would make the right to vote more meaningful, thereby advancing democracy further.....
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