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Economic and Social Progress

  • A. Jeyaratnam Wilson
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Abstract

Economic stagnancy and growing population makes almost impossible the problem of maintaining ethnic and religious harmony. The situation becomes more serious when the state is expected to provide employment and to place at the disposal of the population numerous welfare services which its resources can scarcely afford to sustain. The political consequences of tampering with these services are so explosive that most governments have desisted from resorting to such measures.

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Private Sector Prime Minister Foreign Exchange Commercial Bank Private Enterprise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Jeyaratnam Wilson
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of New BrunswickCanada

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