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The Costs of Regime Survival
Racial Mobilization, Elite Domination and Control of the State in Guyana and Trinidad

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Part of American Sociological Association Rose Monographs

  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521030144

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  • This comparative study of two republics examines the conditions that determine regime survival in less developed countries. The author looks at the functioning of political élites and the strategies employed, such as ethnic mobilization, patronage and coercion, to gain and maintain control of the state. He argues that political and economic development can only be adequately advanced by the resolution of the conflict between regime survival and the satisfaction of collective needs. If these collective needs are met, equitable mass participation in the domestic political process must be guaranteed.

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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521030144
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.398kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Regime survival and control of the post-colonial state
    2. Mobilization for control of the state in Guyana and Trinidad
    3. Maintaining control of the state: strategies for regime survival in Guyana and Trinidad
    4. Elite support and control of the state: race, ideology and clientelism
    5. Regime survival and state control of the economy
    6. The political and economic costs of regime survival
    7. Collective needs versus the demands of powerful actors in less developed countries

  • Author

    Percy C. Hintzen

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