Area handbook series. 1057-5294. DA pam ; 550-82.
"Research completed January 1992." Shipping list no.: 1993-0596-P.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-369) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Guyana: country profile Guyana: historical setting / Scott B. MacDonald. The early years The coming of the Europeans Transition to British rule The early British colony and the labor problem Origins of the border dispute with Venezuela Political and social awakenings. Nineteenth-century British Guiana ; Political and social changes in the 1900s ; The development of political parties Preindependence government, 1953-66. The PPP's first government, 1953 ; The interim government. 1953-57 ; The second PPP government, 1957-61, and racial politics ; PPP reelection and debacle Independence and the Burnham era. Burnham in power ; The cooperative republic ; From Burnham to Hoyte Guyana: the society and its environment / Frederick J. Conway. Geography. Terrain ; Hydrology ; Climate Population. Demographic profile ; Ethnic composition ; Population distribution and settlement patterns ; Urban population ; Emigration Ethnic groups. Afro-Guyanese ; Indo-Guyanese ; Portuguese and Chinese ; Amerindians ; Development of ethnic identity ; Ideologies of race and class Family and kinship structure. Afro-Guyanese patterns ; Indo-Guyanese patterns Religion. Christianity ; Hinduism ; Islam ; Obeah and Amerindian practices ; Cults ; Religion and politics Education. Education policy and the teaching profession ; Primary schools ; Secondary schools ; Institutions of higher education ; Attitudes toward education Health and welfare. Food and diet ; Health ; Health and welfare services Guyana: the economy / Brian D. McFeeters. Growth and structure of the economy. History ; Structure ; Parallel economy ; Infrastructure Government policy. The economic recovery program ; Results of the economic recovery program Labor Agriculture. Sugar ; Rice ; Forestry ; Fisheries ; Livestock Mining. Aluminum ; Gold and diamonds Industry. Energy supply ; Manufacturing Services. Banking ; Transportation ; Communications External economic relations. Foreign trade ; Foreign debt ; Balance of payments ; Foreign investment ; Foreign aid ; Regional integration Guyana: government and politics / Georges A. Fauriol Constitutional background. Preindependence constitutions ; Independence constitution ; Constitution of 1980 Government institutions. Executive ; Legislature ; Judiciary ; Other national institutions ; Local government ; Civil service Political dynamics. Electoral process ; Political parties ; Interest groups Foreign relations. Relations with the United States ; Relations with Venezuela ; Relations with Brazil ; Relations with Suriname ; Relations with Britain ; Relations with the Commonwealth Caribbean ; Relations with communist countries Guyana: national security / Christopher S. Simmons. The armed forces. Mission, organization, and capabilities ; Involvement in political affairs The security forces. Mission and organization ; Human rights violations The courts and the penal system Border disputes. Guyana-Venezuela dispute ; Guyana-Suriname dispute. Belize: country profile Belize: historical setting / O. Nigel Bolland. Ancient Mayan civilization Pre-Columbian Mayan societies and the conquest The emergence of the British settlement. Colonial rivalry between Spain and Britain ; Beginnings of self-government and the plantocracy ; Slavery in the settlement, 1794-1838 ; Emigration of the Garifuna The early colony. Constitutional developments ; Mayan emigration and conflict ; Formal establishment of the colony, 1862-71 Colonial stagnation and crisis. The colonial order, 1971-1931 ; The genesis of modern politics, 1931-54 Decolonization and the border dispute with Guatemala Belize: the society and its environment / Charles C. Rutheiser. Geography. Boundaries, area, and relative size ; Geology ; Physical features ; Natural resources ; Climate Population and settlement patterns. Size, growth, and distribution ; Migration The cultural diversity of Belizean society. Ethnicity ; Language ; Religion ; Cultural pluralism and ethnic diversity Structure of Belizean society. The upper sector ; The middle sector ; The lower sector ; Social dynamics Education. School system ; Patterns of access and performance Belize: the economy / Uwe Bott. Growth and structure of the economy. The colonial economy ; The small economy ; Economic history ; Growth during 1980-85 ; Growth after 1985 ; Peripheral factors Government policy. Economic diversification ; Balance of payments ; Investments ; Fiscal performance ; External debt Labor Foreign economic relations Agriculture. Sugar ; Citrus ; Bananas ; Other crops Fishing and forestry Industry. Mining and energy ; Manufacturing ; Construction Tourism Other services. Transportation and telecommunications ; Banking and finance Economic prospects Belize: government and politics / Steven R. Harper. Constitutional background. Constitutional and political structures prior to independence ; Constitution of 1981 Government institutions. Executive ; Legislature ; Judiciary ; Public service ; Local government Political dynamics. Electoral procedures ; Electoral process since independence ; Political parties ; Interest groups ; Mass communication Foreign relations. Relations with the United States ; Relations with Guatemala ; Relations with other Latin American and Caribbean countries ; Relations with Britain ; Relations with other countries Belize: national security / Melinda W. Cooke. Belize's military history and strategic setting The Belize defence force. Personnel and training ; Organization and equipment ; Defense spending ; Foreign military relations Public order and internal security. Crime ; The Belize national police ; The criminal justice system.
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Print version: Guyana and Belize. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C. : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, 1993