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Power, Politics and Performance: A Partnership Approach for the Development of Small States

Winston Dookeran

Published by Ian Randle Publishers,Jamaica
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Publisher: Ian Randle Publishers,Jamaica

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Paperback. 273 pages. Power, Politics and Performance outlines a convincing case that the best route for the optimum development of Small States requires the dynamics of a Partnership Approach with its citizens, regional institutions and the global community. Most Hon. Percival Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QCFormer Prime Minister of JamaicaThe perception of politics as an obstacle to the advancement of the Caribbean must be removed. In Power Politics and Performance, Winston Dookeran argues that for meaningful change, politics must be visionary and pursued with principled purpose. He argues for partnership through regionalism and explores the issues facing small developing states and their sovereignty. Dookeran identifies the imperatives of financial stability and the structures required for building a knowledge-based economy. Power, Politics and Performance focuses on key issues of leadership and the political processes suggesting that ultimately, leadership is about finding solutions, and such solutions require radical transformation of political parties and political institutions. The book examines and analyses specific problems and distortions in small states and the challenge of building effective leadership while providing a blueprint for the way forward. Power Politics and Performance is a welcomed addition to the Caribbean Integration arena and sets the stage for a paradigm shift in the governance of small states. Winston Dookeran is the Minister of Finance for Trinidad and Tobago and is the elected Member of Parliament for Trinidads Tunapuna constituency as political leader of the Congress of the People. Minister Dookeran is a founding director of the Foundation for Politics and Leadership. He has served as Minister of Planning, Trinidad and Tobago, and is a former Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (19972002). Previously, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for International Affairs at Harvard University, and a Visiting Scholar at the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University. He served as the Senior Economist at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and as a lecturer at the University of the West Indies Department of Economics. Minister Dookeran has published widely in the field of economic development in the Caribbean with his most recent publication being Leadership and Governance in Small States with Akhil Malaki. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9789766375294

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Synopsis: The perception of politics as an obstacle to the advancement of the Caribbean must be removed. In Power Politics and Performance, Winston Dookeran argues that for meaningful change, politics must be visionary and pursued with principled purpose. He argues for partnership through regionalism and explores the issues facing small developing states and their sovereignty. Dookeran identifies the imperatives of financial stability and the structures required for building a knowledge-based economy. Power, Politics and Performance focuses on key issues of leadership and the political processes suggesting that ultimately, leadership is about finding solutions, and such solutions require radical transformation of political parties and political institutions. The book examines and analyses specific problems and distortions in small states and the challenge of building effective leadership while providing a blueprint for the way forward. Power Politics and Performance is a welcomed addition to the Caribbean Integration arena and sets the stage for a paradigm shift in the governance of small states.

About the Author: Winston Dookeran is the Minister of Finance of Trinidad and Tobago. A founding director of the Foundation for Politics and Leadership. He has served as Minister of Planning, Trinidad and Tobago, and is a former Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. Previously, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for International Affairs at Harvard University, and a Visiting Scholar at the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University. He served as the Senior Economist at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and as a lecturer at the University of the West Indies Department of Economics.

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