Bissessar, Ann Marie Books

Ann Marie Bissessar is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West Indies. She earned her Ph.D. in Government from The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

Crisis of Public Sector Reform in the Caribbean: An Analysis Through the Use of Game Theory
2008 0-7734-5054-8
Unlike the existing literature on public sector reform which utilizes the Weberian-control model, a networking system, or performance and results-oriented criteria to explain the cause and context of public reform in the Caribbean, this work applies game theory.

Problems in the Implementation of Government Policies in the West Indies
2012 0-7734-2610-8
This book focuses on the field of policy implementation in various countries across the world. The book tries to capture the way various policies are implemented in countries such a Chile, Finland, Australia, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. The book features the writing of the top academicians of public policy. The book tries to unravel whether the challenges facing policy makers across the globe are similar or if there are essential differences in the policy implementation in these countries. The factors and obstacles that confront the processes of implementation in different countries are identified, analyzed, dissected, having their limitations exposed. The issues being considered are the stages involved, whether it’s a top-down or bottom-up approach, the clarity of the definition of goals, and the relationship between goals and outcomes. The book is essential reading for those who want to understand the causes of policy failure in a different context.