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By Trevor Munroe

ISBN-10: 9768125799

ISBN-13: 9789768125798

Crucial fabric for first-year scholars in social sciences and for the final reader drawn to the fundamentals of up to date politics.

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What this means simply is that information is coming to us from every direction, from all sorts of mechanisms, even when we may not be educated. 19 20 An Introduction to Politics Therefore, more and more of the populations in the individual Caribbean territories as well as regionally and globally now have multiple sources of information available, which reduces their inclination to accept information from only one source. For example, among the least educated in formal terms in the Caribbean population, say on a sugar cane plantation or on a banana plantation, you would find that despite the relatively low level of education most have access to cable television.

Nobody could reasonably define Christianity in terms of slavery and colonialism. The nature of politics as we would consider it from our political socialization would lead us to define politics as anything that has to do with the government of a country – elections and so on. This definition is very similar to that found in the Concise Oxford Dictionary (ninth edition): “the art and science of government”. This short definition was thought to be acceptable for a very long time, and therefore two or three subjects were seen as making up political studies: the study of the constitution, constitutional law, and political philosophy.

Consequently, the availability of opportunity for those at the base of the social pyramid has been negatively affected. As inequality has grown, so has dissatisfaction. The inequality to which we refer is not just inequality within countries, but it is also an inequality based on other criteria, such as race and ethnicity so that the gap between black and white has widened globally. Gaps between different regions of the world have also widened and as people try unsuccessfully to close them, resentment grows.

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