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Jamaica Under Manley

Dilemmas of Socialism and Democracy

By Michael Kaufman  

Jamaica Under Manley
  • Paperback / softback

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The crucial eight years during which the PNP, under P.M. Michael Manley, tried to reduce Jamaica’s dependence on the West, to build a more just society within the framework of a parliamentary system.

  • Paperback / softback, 282 pages
  • ISBN 9780919946590
  • Published October 1985


Dr. Kaufman has written an interesting work. It is carefully researched and well worth reading, dealing–as it does–with one of the more controversial experiments in recent history of Third World politics.

– Michael Manley

I express my admiration for Michael Kaufman’s commitment and perspicacity. The result is an objective assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the PNP.

– Dr. D.K. Duncan, former General Secretary of the PNP

His class analysis illuminates the profound class constraints that ultimately eroded the massive popular base of support for the transition to socialism. For all scholars and activists interested in the issues of socialism and democracy, this is a major contribution.

– James Petras, professor

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