Political Insurrection, CARICOM and Good Governance in the Caribbean

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Selwyn Ryan


When if ever, is political riot and rebellion legitimate? Is there such a thing as a "good riot"? Did the street demonstrations which took place in Guyana in 1997 and St. Vincent and the Grenadines in April 2000, and which precipitated the intervention of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) create bad precedents for governance it the region? These are some of the questions to which we will try to offer answers in this paper.

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