“New Political Tradition within the Caribbean” – •

New Political Tradition within the Caribbean (The College of the West Indies Press, 2022) is a set of essays edited by Holger Henke and Fred Reno as a follow-up to their 2003 assortment Fashionable Political Tradition within the Caribbean. [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]

Description: On this new edited quantity, Holger Henke and Fred Reno construct on their necessary assortment Fashionable Political Tradition within the Caribbean (2003) and revisit among the themes in Caribbean political tradition explored some eighteen years earlier. The contributors to New Political Tradition within the Caribbean think about more moderen developments precipitating vital modifications within the political attitudes and discourses within the area. Even the persistent themes in Caribbean political life – points equivalent to race, ethnicity, sovereignty, civil rights, or poverty – enable for brand spanking new consideration, not solely due to their longevity but additionally as a result of of their up to date kind they might communicate to new dynamics in society or discover totally different types of expression or political impression. 

The standard of political discourse – by way of its content material and types of presentation – has considerably shifted over the primary a long time of the twenty-first century, and the impression of social media and a concomitant rise of political fringe discourses have accelerated the fragmentation of the general public and polity, resulting in sharper confrontations within the political sphere and giving as soon as once more rise to crude types of nationalism. There are additionally numerous stressors and pressures that run counter to simplistic notions of nationalism and level to an important urgency for extra clear, sustainable, participatory and equitable modalities of political engagement and discourses within the area.   

Holger Henke is former vice-chancellor for educational affairs and provost, Wenzhou-Kean College, Zhejiang, China.

Fred Reno is a professor of political science, Université des Anilles in Guadeloupe.

New Political Tradition within the Caribbean, Holger Henke and Fred Reno (Eds.)
The College of the West Indies Press, March 2022
280 pages
ISBN 978-9766408756 (pb)
See https://www.uwipress.com/9789766408756/new-political-culture-in-the-caribbean

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