The New Socio-Political Architecture: Implications for Youth Policy

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This paper has been presented to the Commonwealth Youth Policy Programme (CYP) - Regional Advisory Board (RAB) Conference, held on October 12th, 2005. Author highlights the main features of the socio-political architecture emergent in the Caribbean. Secondly, he indicates the manner in which the process of the consolidation of this new socio-political environment has impacted upon the formulation, and implementation of social policy, and in particular youth policy. Thirdly, he states frankly what he sees as the pitfalls in these developments as reflected in youth policy measures currently dominating the agenda. Fourthly, he concludes by suggesting some programmatic and policy responses which can seek to overcome the challenges which he has highlighted.


Tennyson S.D. Joseph

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