Governance in the Contemporary Caribbean: Towards a Political Culture of Partnership

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Rex Nettleford


Governance in the contemporary Caribbean seeks to maximise the benefits of interaction between three major partners in participatory governance - Government, Private Sector and Community. The cutting edge of such interaction signifying he dynamics of the inter-relationship is clearly the investment in human resources. All three partners have a vested interest in the qualitative/quantitative improvement and development of the region's human resources measurable in terms of such variables as education, productive capacity, health (and its linkage with education and productivity),  housing (and its relations to social stability) and cultural certitude with emphasis on the opportunities for release of individual creativity for the building of self-esteem and social confidence among the citizens of the region who are, after all, the main producers of wealth and the real engines of growth.

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