Whitehall in the Caribbean? The legacy of colonial administration for post-colonial democratic development

Lodge, Martin, Stirton, Lindsay and Moloney, Kim (2015) Whitehall in the Caribbean? The legacy of colonial administration for post-colonial democratic development. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 53 (1). pp. 8-28. ISSN 1466-2043

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Abstract

Colonial-era administrative institutions and doctrines are fundamental to any analysis of Westminster’s legacy in the Caribbean. Applying the lens of ‘Public Service Bargains’ (PSBs) – the formal and informal understandings of reward, competence and loyalty of public servants –we first examine constitutional and administrative doctrines regarding the public service of Crown Colonies, before analysing how these worked themselves out in Jamaica. Our analysis reveals a number of perceived deficiencies in the PSB in the pre-independence period that cast a shadow on future relations in the post-independence period.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: colonial administration; Jamaica; Public Service Bargains; development administration; civil service; Westminster system
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF1338 Public administration
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF1338 Public administration > JF1501 Civil service
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonisation. Emigration and immigration. International migration > JV0001 Colonies and colonisation
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonisation. Emigration and immigration. International migration > JV0001 Colonies and colonisation > JV0412 Administration
Depositing User: Lindsay Stirton
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2016 08:09
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 11:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59849

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