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Boxill, Ian O.; Lewis, B.; Russell, R.; Bailey, Arlene N.; Waller, L.; James, C.; Martin, P.; Gibbs, L.
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The Political Culture of Democracy in Jamaica: 2006
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Americas Barometer Study Series, Vanderbilt University and Latin American Public Opinion Project
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2007
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210 pages
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http:; www.vanderbilt.edu/lapop/jamaica/2006-politicalculture.pdf
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Abstract
The data presented in this report presents a picture of the Jamaican democracy during June to September of 2006, when the field work was undertaken. The data were collected at a period of political transition, less than three months after former Prime Minister P.J Patterson handed over the reigns of government to the first female Prime Minister of the country, Portia Simpson-Miller, in March 2006. This context is, therefore, important as many of the findings in this report may well reflect the existential political realities of the Jamaican society. For instance, one key finding is that Jamaica has an exceptionally high degree of political tolerance, strong support for democracy and low levels of trust in partisan political institutions. Whether these and other findings contained in this report will persist remains to be seen in follow-up studies.....
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