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Conclusion: Prospects for the Caribbean Civil Society-Governance Dynamic

  • Kristina HindsEmail author
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Abstract

This final chapter summarises the entire book and synthesises its findings. This chapter reiterates the contention that despite the region having progressed away from its heavily authoritarian foundations, governance practices still need to move towards becoming more deeply democratic. This chapter re-emphasises that making space for civil society and CSOs in governance is an important step in this process. It also reinforces the argument that participation should redound to democracy instead of simply occurring for the instrumental or strategic reasons of allowing states to carry out their work more efficiently. The chapter concludes by asserting that the process of democratic deepening can be advanced and normalised through conscious actions that seek to build participatory governance cultures at both the domestic and regional levels.

Keywords

Caribbean Caribbean community (CARICOM) Organisation of eastern caribbean states Civil society Civil society organisations Democracy Governance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of the West IndiesBridgetownBarbados

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