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

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dc.contributor.authorDover, Cailey
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-12T17:10:11Z
dc.date.available2016-05-12T17:10:11Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/34651
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5831
dc.description.abstractThis 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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectLGBTQ equality
dc.subjectGuadeloupe
dc.subjectJamaica
dc.subjecthistorical institutions
dc.titleThe Influence of Caribbean Historical Institutions on the Struggle for LGBTQ Equality
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorTremblay, Manon
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentÉtudes politiques / Political Studies
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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