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Ethnic Conflict in Developing Societies

Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Fiji, and Suriname


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ann Marie Bissessar
    Pages 1-4
  3. Ann Marie Bissessar
    Pages 5-18
  4. Ann Marie Bissessar
    Pages 19-42
  5. Ann Marie Bissessar
    Pages 43-71
  6. Ann Marie Bissessar
    Pages 73-88
  7. Ann Marie Bissessar
    Pages 89-109
  8. Ann Marie Bissessar
    Pages 111-114
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 115-117

About this book


This book examines the experience of post-colonial territories and their attempts to manage ethnic communities within their countries. The study focuses on Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, and Fiji. This project looks at the mechanisms, which vary from legislation to political structures, systems, and institutions that have been introduced to allow for greater integration by these communities, and assesses their strengths and weaknesses. 


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of the West IndiesSt. AugustineTrinidad and Tobago

About the authors

Ann Marie Bissessar is Professor of Political Science, at The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. She serves as the Dean of the faculty of Social Sciences (2015-present). Dr. Bissessar has also served as a member of the Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (2010-2013). She is the author/editor of eighteen books and approximately seventy articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her areas of interest include governance issues, reform, anti-corruption measures, and ethnic and racial studies. 

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