Belize country studies

Belize country studies

Acknowledgments and Preface
Historical Setting
Ancient Mayan Civilization
Pre-Columbian Mayan Societies and the Conquest
The Emergence of the British Settlement
Beginnings of Self-Government and the Plantocracy
Slavery in the Settlement, 1794-1838
Emigration of the Garifuna
The Early Colony
Mayan Emigration and Conflict
Formal Establishment of the Colony, 1862-71
Colonial Stagnation and Crisis
The Genesis of Modern Politics, 1931-54
Decolonization and the Border Dispute with Guatemala
The Society and Its Environment
Geography
Geology
Physical Features
Natural Resources
Climate
Population and Settlement Patterns
Migration
The Cultural Diversity of Belizean Society
Language
Religion
Cultural Pluralism and Ethnic Diversity
Structure of Belizean Society
Structure of Belizean Society - the Upper Sector
Structure of Belizean Society - the Middle Sector
Structure of Belizean Society - the Lower Sector
Social Dynamics
Education
Education - School System
Education - Patterns of Access and Performance
Standard of Living
Food and Diet
Health and Welfare
The Economy
Growth and Structure of the Economy
The Small Economy
Economic History
Economic Growth During 1980-85
Economic Growth After 1985
Economy - Peripheral Factors
Government Policy
Balance of Payments
Investments
Fiscal Performance
External Debt
Labor
Foreign Economic Relations
Agriculture
Agriculture - Citrus
Agriculture - Bananas
Agriculture - Other Crops
Fishing and Forestry
Industry
Manufacturing
Construction
Tourism
Government and Politics
Constitutional Background
The Public Meeting and the Superintendent, Pre-1854
Elected Legislative Assembly, 1854-70
Crown Colony, 1871-1935
The Return to Elected Government, 1936-53
Constitution of 1954 and Extension of Suffrage, 1954-60
The 1960 Constitution
Internal Self-Rule, 1964-81
Constitution of 1981
Structure of the Constitution of 1981
Procedure for Amending the Constitution
Government Institutions
Political Dynamics
Electoral Process Since Independence
Political Parties
United Democratic Party
Other Political Parties
Interest Groups
Business Community
Churches and Religious Institutions
Consciousness-Raising Organizations
Mass Communications
Relations with the United States
Relations with Guatemala
Relations with Latin American and Caribbean Countries
Relations with Britain
Bibliography

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