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Title: The politics of development : a study in the political economy of Barbados.
Author: Belle, George A. V.
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1977
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This dissertation, "The Politics of Development : A Study in the Political Economy of Barbados", concerns itself with identification of the politics of development that was practised in Barbados from the end of the slave economy to the present day. It seeks to understand and explain that politics, b,y seeing it as being rooted in the political economy of Barbados and the nature of the relations between the classes generated by or linked to that economy. Since it is not a chronological study of the political development or political history of Barbados, it seeks to make use of an analytic schema that isolates periods in the political history of the island which seem to manifest in them, the most critical characteristics of its politics of development. This is what the introductory chapter to the study outlines, besides providing a general introduction to the subject in question, for the reader. However, because an understanding of political development is necessary to an identification of a politics of development; Chapter 2 discusses and analyses theories of development in the context of the island’s social condition and historical experience. Moreover, because in the writer’s view the nature of the analytic framework used in investigating problems of political development, critically affects, the understanding and explanation of such problems, Chapter 2 also comes to terms with the choice and justification of the choice of the analytic framework used to guide the investigation. Since the usefulness of particular analytic approaches to the study of political development is a current issue of political science epistemology, the dissertation also serves to demonstrate the usefulness of the framework used in this investigation, to the understanding and explanation of a particular problem of political development.
Supervisor: Austin, Dennis Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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