Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Government
Universal adult suffrage in Jamaica and the Caribbean since 1944
Social and economic studies
Date of Publication
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.....