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Constitutional faith and identity in the Caribbean : tradition, politics and the creolisation of Caribbean constitutional law.

Wheatle, Se-shauna and Campbell, Yonique (2020) 'Constitutional faith and identity in the Caribbean : tradition, politics and the creolisation of Caribbean constitutional law.', Commonwealth and comparative politics., 58 (3). pp. 344-365.

Abstract

This article maintains that in order to develop constitutional faith in the region, there must be both a firm constitutional identity and trust in the state’s capacity to deliver important public goods. The limited growth of both constitutional identity and trust in the state has therefore inhibited the development of constitutional faith in the Caribbean. The Independence movements in the region were typified by European retention, thereby inhibiting a Caribbean constitutional identity. Further, the apparent inability of state organs in some countries to furnish security and justice undermines faith in the constitution and its institutions. This article proposes a creolised approach to both constitutional development and state engagement with citizens as a means of fostering greater faith in the constitution.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2020.1773637
Publisher statement:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Commonwealth and comparative politics on 14 June 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14662043.2020.1773637
Date accepted:14 May 2020
Date deposited:22 May 2020
Date of first online publication:14 June 2020
Date first made open access:14 December 2021

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