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Title: Social differentiation in Roseau : politico-economic change and the realignment of class, status group and party among elites in a Caribbean capital
Author: Baker, P. L.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1983
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The dissertation focuses on an analysis of elites in Roseau, capital of Dominica, West Indies. The study indicates that political and economic changes of the 1950s and 1960s, particularly the rise of a successful peasant based banana industry and internal self-government and universal adult franchise had important implications for the changing composition of, and integration between, elites. The perspective used to interpret these findings is derived from Max Weber, whose direct contribution to analysis in the area has been minimal. Weber's concepts of class, status and party; charismatic, traditional and rational legal dominiation, and his concern with history and bureaucratization are used to illuminate the changing situation among the elites of Roseau. The general paucity of research on the island encouraged as full a description as possible of the context in which the above exercise was carried out.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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