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Suicide in Guyana: a Parsonsian corrective to Durkheim’s theory of suicide

By means of a Guyana case study, this paper sets out to make the point that Durkheim’s theory of suicide requires a theoretical extension to be able to account for suicide in Guyana. Data on suicide in Guyana goes against … Continue reading

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The Renewed Relevance of the Caribbean Plantation School

The Renewed Relevance of the Caribbean Plantation School. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301882282_The_Renewed_Relevance_of_the_Caribbean_Plantation_School [accessed May 12, 2016].      

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Changing the Rules vs. Breaking the Rules: Corruption in Rich and Poor Countries

by Collin Constantine ABSTRACT The paper develops a theoretical framework to analyze the perception of corruption in rich and poor countries. In the latter, markets are informally organized and function primarily through the interaction of informal groups. When social interactions … Continue reading

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Is there Race to the Bottom in Barbados?

reprinted from http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/letters_to_editor/66975/race THERE HAVE BEEN SOME recent policy actions by the Barbadian Government which can only be interpreted as a race to the bottom.In endeavouring to make my point and for the benefit of the larger readership, I will … Continue reading

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Material Development is Possible Even with Corruption

Even before Plato penned the phrase who will guard the ‘guardians’, corruption in many forms had plagued society, and it continues to do so in spite of the fall of ‘personal rule’ and the rise of democratic rule and institutions. … Continue reading

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The Political Economy of Development – Introduction

Race and corruption are perhaps the most publicized problems in Guyana and too often these are labelled as anchors of our underdevelopment. To put it more precisely, it is often argued that some form of political consensus accompanied with low … Continue reading

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