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We Take Care of Our Own: The Origins of Oligarchic Politics in St. Maarten

Jessica Vance Roitman and Wouter Veenendaal, researchers at the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, investigate the origins, development, and consolidation of political oligarchy in the Caribbean island nation of St. Maarten. They raise the question why oligarchies develop in small settings despite the democracy-stimulating tendencies of smallness posited by the academic literature.

Jessica Vance Roitman & Wouter Veenendaal
18 October 2016
ERLACS–European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Open Access)
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