This book is a must read for students and persons interested in the public policy issues of the anglo-phone Caribbean. The book examines the evolution of public policy in Guyana during the period of so-called ‘radical nationalism'' (under Burnham) and its aftermath (under Hoyte). The author brings forward both new lines of arguments and new bodies of material. In his consideration of the Burnham era he demonstrated the complicated ways in which "the policy of paramountcy" intertwined with the regime''s economic policy of nationalizing the key bauxite and sugar industries. In his consideration of the Hoyte era he presented the first substantive review of the re-orientation towards orthodoxy during the late 1980s. He employed a novel public policy framework to unravel the twists and turns of Guyana''s post-colonial transformation.