UWI BOOKSHOP » Faculty of Law » Law » LA0222 » THE CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEMS OF THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN
Model: LA0222
ISBN: 9781849461528
Authors: O'BRIEN, D.
Publishers: HART PUBLISHING
Price: $3,800.00JMD
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The Commonwealth Caribbean comprises a group of countries (mainly islands) lying in an arc between Florida in the north and Venezuela in the south. Varying widely in terms of their size, population, ethnic composition and economic wealth, these countries are, nevertheless, linked by their shared experience of colonial rule under the British Empire and their decision, upon attaining independence, to adopt a constitutional system of government based on the so-called 'Westminster model'. Since independence these countries have, in the main, enjoyed a sustained period of relative political stability, which is in marked contrast to the experience of former British colonies in Africa and Asia. This book seeks to explore how much of this is due to their constitutional arrangements by examining the constitutional systems of these countries in their context and questioning how well the Westminster model of democracy has successfully adapted to its transplantation to the Commonwealth Caribbean.