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fc46_lecture 16 (11-7-07) - Jodi Krakower FC 46 Caribbean...

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Jodi Krakower FC 46 – Caribbean Societies Lecture 16 11-7-06 Jamaica: Successful Democracy, Failed Economy Why did democracy succeed in Jamaica and other Anglophone islands? - Long British colonial rule o British liberal tradition - Settler class democracy - Colonial local government system - Gradualism absence of insurgency movement during decolonization era - Early emergence of two-party system - More than one dominant charismatic leader - Protestantism??? A Very Violent Democracy - “Island of Death” - 2001 ~45 murders per 100,000 people o 2 nd in the world Economic Mis-development and the Debt Crisis - Comparative Stats (EIU data) o Jamaica not doing well compared to other small Caribbean islands - Like any 3 rd world country, Jamaica depends on a narrow range of products (% of GDP) o Agriculture – 6.4% Not a lot of GDP, but employs a lot of people o Industry (bauxite) – 30.8% Doesn’t employ a lot of people o Services (inc tourism) – 62.8% - Relies heavily on external trade
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