Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Political Science

First Advisor

Krause, R.


Political Science, Public Administration.




The following is a comparative case study analysis of the models of public service restructuring used in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. The model used by the Canadian government, Public Service 2000, among others, has also been reviewed. The purpose of this study is to examine the model being implemented in Trinidad and Tobago and to analyze its strengths and weaknesses, including a prognosis for its success. The first chapter provides background to the public service problems experienced in the three countries and the rationale for restructuring. It also identifies six criteria that will be used in the analysis of the models. The second chapter reviews the literature pertaining to international models of restructuring in the public as well as the private sector. The third chapter examines the models of restructuring used in Jamaica and Barbados and outlines their present levels of achievement in the reform effort. The fourth chapter analyzes the model being implemented in Trinidad and Tobago and discusses some of the major concerns involved in the process of its implementation. Finally, the Conclusion compares the models, using the pre-established criteria, and outlines those criteria that have been found to be most important for successful implementation of administrative restructuring in the Caribbean.Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1994 .C52. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 34-02, page: 0596. Adviser: Robert Krause. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1995.