The Influence of Caribbean Historical Institutions on the Struggle for LGBTQ Equality

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Title: The Influence of Caribbean Historical Institutions on the Struggle for LGBTQ Equality
Authors: Dover, Cailey
Date: 2016
Abstract: This thesis analyzes LGBTQ equality in the two Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Jamaica. The research answers the question: what key institutional factors can explain the variance in LGBTQ equality in Guadeloupe and Jamaica? I argue that variances in local LGBTQ equality between Guadeloupe and Jamaica can be explained by analyzing the different political, legal and socio-cultural historical institutions in these two islands. The central conclusion contends that historical institutions with a political or legal dimension have created significantly different levels of LGBTQ legal equality in Guadeloupe and Jamaica while socio-cultural historical institutions have helped to establish a similar level of LGBTQ equality in social and cultural realms. This thesis thus makes the case for using a historical institutionalist perspective to examine LGBTQ activism in the Caribbean.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/34651
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5831
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