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Munroe, Trevor
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Department of Government
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Globalization and governance in Jamaica
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Jamaica Human Development Report
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Kingston
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Planning Institute of Jamaica
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90-116
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Abstract
The author considers globalisation in the context of governance arrangements both within Jamaica and elsewhere. He is disinclined to consider the 'impact' of globalisation on Jamaican governance arrangements because, in his view, the term 'impact' implies a unidirectional line of interaction, whereas he takes the dimensions of globalisation , and so should insist upon acknowledging globalisation as a multidirection process. As the foundation of his argument on globalisation in the context of Jamaican governance, the author carefully reviews the governance structures in place in the country. He examines the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, reviews the status and functions of various Government Commissions, describes the place of the Director of Public Prosecution and the Police in our scheme of government, and places several institutional structures in the context of Jamaican political culture. As part of this examination of current Jamaican political reality, the author identifies patricular weaknesses in the different structures that have been put in place under the rubric of the Westminister export model constitution in Jamaica. His list is extensive, and it includes, inter alia, the over concentration of governmental power in the Executive ( a feature with different manifestations), the under representation of women within the Cabinet, Legislature and domestic political parties, and the fact that budget approval in Jamaica is essentially a formality (with little or no scope for public consultation).....
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