Adult Suffrage and Political Administrations in Jamaica 1944-2002: A Compendium and Commentary
"Since 1944, the Jamaican people, without ethnic or religious strife, civil war, military coup, one-party dictatorship, assassination of political leaders, insurgency or genocide, have voted out governments and voted in opposition parties in free and fair elections - a record in democratic governance equalled by only a handful of states worldwide. In this volume, Adult Suffrage and Poltical Administrations in Jamaica 1944-2002, Trevor Munroe and Arnold Bertram, both active participants in this process, document critical aspects of this record." "Key features include: the elections through which the consolidation of democracy occurred; the representatives - their gender, education, occupation, age - whom the people chose to form 13 successive governments and parliaments; the laws that the legislature passed and the institutions governments established in building a modern democratic state; advances and failures - political, economic, social and cultural - of each administration; comparison of the performances of successive adminstrations; and the critical challenges facing the Jamaican people and the new leaders."--BOOK JACKET.
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THE JOURNEYTO ADULT SUFFRAGE 1 The Colonial Franchise 16641865
From Crown Colony to Adult Suffrage 18661944
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100 Per cent Accepted ballots Accepted ballots lor adjusted for unknown administration adult suffrage age group Alexander Bustamante Anglican ballots cast Baptist Black Black Black Businessman Bustamante Candidates Total votes Catherine cent adjusted Central Electors Clarendon Colonial Constituency Parties Total Duty Amendment Edward Seaga Electors on list Elizabeth Frequency Per Cent HIGH SCHOOLS REPRESENTED House of Representatives Income Tax Amendment Incorporation and Vesting Jamaica Labour Party JAMAICAN HIGH SCHOOLS JLP JLP JLP JLP PNP Kingston & St Kingston and St LAWS ENACTED Lawyer Legislative Council Male Male Male Marital Status married married married Michael Manley Minister Norman Manley Number of ballots number of sittings Occupation ORIGIN OF MEMBERS Parish and Constituency People's National Party Place of Birth planters PNP JLP PNP PNP PNP political Post-Secondary Rejected ballots Road Traffic Amendment Seaga Senate Social South-Eastern Electors tertiary level education Tertiary Tertiary Tertiary Total number Trade Dnionist Western Electors Westmoreland