J. D. Robertson

University of the West Indies
Centre for Leadership and Governance

Department of Government
Mona, St. Andrew
Jamaica, W. I.
robertsonj.d.r@googlemail.com / jdr@pragmaticanalysis.com

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J.D. Robertson is a Research Fellow in the Center for Leadership and Governance at the University of the West Indies, Mona in Jamaica with special responsibility for projects. Her primary research interests are in comparative political theory and public policy. She is especially concerned about the quality of political democracies and their levels of responsiveness to their constituents. The concept of political equality plays an important role in discerning the democratic quality of states, specifically Caribbean democracies. J.D. is also looking into the politics of public policy decisions and political efficacy. She also has a keen interest in political risks, and how these influence the economic and social policies that states pursue. J.D. is currently completing two articles on political efficacy and public policy, and the questionable policy decisions of Caricom (Caribbean Community) governments.

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation
Policy Analysis and Evaluation