The 12 articles provide a remarkably comprehensive, informative and balanced account of the Grenadian Revolution and its aftermath by recognized specialists in Caribbean development and comparative politics.
Twelve essays address the political and cultural features of the Grenada experience, in light of the 1979 uprising that toppled Prime Minister Eric Gairy, and the subsequent U.S. invasion of 1983. The contributors discuss theoretical issues that go to the heart of dilemmas faced by many small, developing societies.
The various chapters in "A Revolution Aborted" are well tuned, well documented, and they offer distinct insights into the Grenada tragedy.
This volume takes the NJM experience seriously on its own terms and assesses its lessons for those who favor radical social and economic change in the Caribbean islands.
Jorge Heine is professor of political science and CIGI Chair in Global Governance at Wilfred Laurier University. Dr Heine served as Chile’s Ambassador to India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (2003-2007), was Ambassador of Chile to South Africa (1994-1999), and a cabinet minister in the Chilean government.