Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. H. Carl Camp

Second Advisor

Dr. James Johnson

Third Advisor

Dr. Joong-Gun Chung


The aim of this paper will be to describe and evaluate the party system of Belize within its historical context as an agency of political development. Toward this end it shall be necessary to outline the governmental structure, to classify the party system within the framework of a morphology of party systems, and to explore the history, ideology and present status of the respective parties. These various considerations will be preparatory to an analysis of the question of whether Belizean political parties are in the procress of constructing a modern political system.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1975, Thomas E. Ryan

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