Book Outline
Michael Manley and Democratic Socialism -
Political Leadership and Ideology in Jamaica
This page was last updated on: January 11, 2011
Cover Page, Back Page and Table of Contents are forthcoming

The book was published in May 2003 by Resource Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock, Eugene, Oregon.  The ISBN is 1-59244-234-X.  It is a small volume at 72 pages.  It focuses on the leadership of Michael Manley from 1972 when he was elected Prime Minister of Jamaica to 1980 when he was voted out of office.  You might recall Manley adopted what he called Democratic Socialism as the guiding of his party (PNP) for restructuring of Jamaica economy.  Cheryl King's study probes the reasons for the failures and successes of Manley's brand of socialism during this period.
About The Author:

Cheryl L. A. King, nee Phills, received her B.A. in Political Science from Hunter College, City University of New York, N.Y., her Diploma in Education (Teaching of English) from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, West Indies, and her M.A. in Political Science from the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, N.Y. She currently works at Drew University Library in Madison, New Jersey.
Cheryl King's study of Michael Manley's leadership of Jamaica in the 1970's is a well-written and informative study of one of the Jamaica's most important post-independence political figures.  Ms. King properly starts the study within the historical setting and limitations of Jamaica's colonial experience.  The study then moves on to Manley's social democratic thinking and political principles, and his administration's less than successful efforts to work within the powerful chaotic international environment of the 1970's.  Readers will encounter an engaging and wide ranging work of consequence.

                                          - William B. Messmer, Ph.D.,
                                                       Drew University