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  1. Guyana : politics in a plantation society

    Singh, Chaitram
    New York : Praeger ; Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1988.

    This volume examines the politics and government of Guyana from World War II to the present. Professor Singh ably describes the downfall of a nation which, when it became independent in 1966, had good prospects, ample resources, and a relatively educated population. He examines how a liberal democracy succumbed to authoritarian tendencies, resulting in a defacto one-party state. Next, the author demonstrates how economic development became a casualty of over-centralilzed political and economic decision making. He argues that the persistence of underdevelopment in ex-colonies such as Guyana is traceable to domestic causes. This volume examines the politics and government of Guyana from World War II to the present. Professor Singh ably describes the downfall of a nation which, when it became independent in 1966, had good prospects, ample resources, and a relatively educated population. He examines how a liberal democracy succumbed to authoritarian tendencies, resulting in a defacto one-party state. Next, the author demonstrates how economic development became a casualty of over-centralilzed political and economic decision making. He argues that the persistence of underdevelopment in ex-colonies such as Guyana is traceable to domestic causes.

  2. Guyana

    Chambers, Frances
    Oxford, England ; Santa Barbara, Calif. : Clio, c1989.

  3. Guyana : politics in a plantation society

    Singh, Chaitram
    New York : Praeger ; Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1988.

    This volume examines the politics and government of Guyana from World War II to the present. Professor Singh ably describes the downfall of a nation which, when it became independent in 1966, had good prospects, ample resources, and a relatively educated population. He examines how a liberal democracy succumbed to authoritarian tendencies, resulting in a defacto one-party state. Next, the author demonstrates how economic development became a casualty of over-centralilzed political and economic decision making. He argues that the persistence of underdevelopment in ex-colonies such as Guyana is traceable to domestic causes. This volume examines the politics and government of Guyana from World War II to the present. Professor Singh ably describes the downfall of a nation which, when it became independent in 1966, had good prospects, ample resources, and a relatively educated population. He examines how a liberal democracy succumbed to authoritarian tendencies, resulting in a defacto one-party state. Next, the author demonstrates how economic development became a casualty of over-centralilzed political and economic decision making. He argues that the persistence of underdevelopment in ex-colonies such as Guyana is traceable to domestic causes.

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  1. British Guayana, 1837

    Schomburgk, Robert H. (Robert Hermann), 1804-1865
    1837

    Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Mountains, rivers, settlements, and indigenous territories are shown. Rocks, rapids, and cataracts in Es...

  2. British Guayana, 1836

    Schomburgk, Robert H. (Robert Hermann), 1804-1865
    1836

    Relief shown by hachures. Mountains, rivers, settlements, and indigenous territories are shown. Rocks, rapids, and cataracts in Essequibo River are...

  3. Sketch map of a portion of the Essequebo and Potaro Rivers, showing the position of Kaieteur Fall : to accompany the paper by C. B. Brown, Esqre

    Brown, C. Barrington (Charles Barrington)
    1871

    Waterfalls, escarpments, islands, paths and portages along river, and settlements are shown. Relief shown by hachures. From: The Journal of the Roy...

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