Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Mechanics of Independence: Patterns of Political and Economic Transformation in Trinidad and Tobago [Hardcover]

By A. N. R. Robinson (Author)
Our Price $ 62.40  
 
 
Item Number 169936  
Buy New $62.40
Quantity:
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for The Mechanics of Independence: Patterns of Political and Economic Transformation in Trinidad and Tobago by A. N. R. Robinson...

If any doubt still remains, the story of Trinidad and Tobago will dispel the last illusion that money and technical assistance alone can launch a new nation into the world community. The Mechanics of Independence probes the interplay of political and social factors on national development both with commitment and detachment: The author, who has been Minister of External Affairs for this newly independent nation, is also a political scientist whose perceptions have been sharpened by the demands of his office. Thus, the story of one small, one-time British colony whose history as a nation roughly parallels the UN "Decade of Development" (independence came in 1962) is presented as a case study of the probable course of events in developing countries around the world now and in the years to come.

As background for reforms and a new constitution, the author traces the political development of the colony under Spanish and British imperial rule, fixing the origin and evolution of the idea that led to the rise of nationalism. Valuable and practical information, supported by charts and statistics, emerges from his account of measures devised to cope with a legacy of economic problems---the tax structure, monetary policy, and international trade arrangements among them. But inevitably he moves on to the unanswered questions for new nations, which now occupy world attention, from that of their survival in a climate of conflicting international pressures to the kind of economic aid compatible with their objectives. The dilemma is internal as well as external, the author observes, questioning the possibility of "freedom" when economic opportunity requires the destruction of traditions separating the rich from the poor, questioning even the possibility of achieving that high degree of social justice viewed so optimistically just a decade ago.



Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!

Item Specifications...


Studio: University of the West Indies Press
Pages   220
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.28" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.79"
Weight:   1.01 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   University of the West Indies Press
ISBN  9766401152  
ISBN13  9789766401153  


Availability  72 units.
Availability accurate as of Mar 30, 2017 04:33.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.


More About A. N. R. Robinson


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > Caribbean & West Indies > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Americas > Caribbean & West Indies > Trinidad and Tobago
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Current Events > Poverty > Social Services & Welfare
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Government > Social Policy
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > General
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics
7Books > Subjects > Science > General
8Books > Subjects > Science



Reviews - What do customers think about The Mechanics of Independence: Patterns of Political and Economic Transformation in Trinidad and Tobago?

Be the first to write a review about The Mechanics of Independence: Patterns of Political and Economic Transformation in Trinidad and Tobago



Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding The Mechanics of Independence: Patterns of Political and Economic Transformation in Trinidad and Tobago


Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :



Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!



Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter


Resources
Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
Corporate
About Us
Contact Us
Policies
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy