This book is committed to the issues related to social justice in the Caribbean, and seeks to increase dialogue among practitioners, unions, labor activists, academics, policy-makers and other individuals from across the social sciences and humanities. It is purposely multidisciplinary in orientation, intending to cover issues related to work, workers, labor, and related topics, as well as social, organizational and institutional aspects of work and industrial relations. It aims to set the tone for discourse on a wide range of issues related to the future of work and sustainable Caribbean development, social justice, industrial relations, governance systems, social protection, social dialogue, cooperatives and community empowerment, the future of education, migration and security, among others, nationally, and regionally. This work represents contemporary scholarly contributions from researchers presenting original and innovative research that contribute to the theory, practice and public policy dimensions of work, migration, labor, industrial relations, and related issues.
Dr. Marlon Anatol is senior fellow at the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies.
Dr. Ashaki L. Dore is fellow at the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies.
Dr. Raymond Mark Kirton is honorary fellow at the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies.
Chapter 1. Securing Social Justice in Digital Transformation in the Caribbean by André Vincent Henry
Chapter 2. The Role of Cooperatives in the Enhancement of People’s Empowerment: The Guyana Experience by R. Mark Kirton and Rawle Lucas
Chapter 3. The Impact of Venezuelan Migration on Trinidad and Tobago—Economic and Psychological Implications and Considerations by Marlon Anatol, Kerry-Anne Roberts, and Dylan de Gourville
Chapter 4. Re-Imagining the Integration of Indigenous Women in Icacos: A Strengths and Rights-Based Approach to Rural Development in Trinidad and Tobago by Hannah Katwaroo
Chapter 5. Assuming Caribbean Educational Leadership in the Face of a Just Transition by Ashaki L. Dore
Chapter 6. From Pandemic to Endemic: Charting the Path Ahead for Higher Education by Saadiqa Khan
Chapter 7. Human Rights Dimensions of Venezuelan Asylum Seekers in Trinidad and Tobago by Timothy Affonso
Chapter 8. Addressing Threats to Energy Security While Achieving Sustainable Development in the CARICOM/CSME Countries: Application of a Hexagon of Renewable Energy Industry Competitiveness by Kobina Wilson
Chapter 9. The State of Social Protection in Guyana: Findings from 2019/2020 Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS) by Clement Henry
Chapter 10. Uncertain Prospects after Retirement: An Examination of National Insurance Pensions in Barbados and Jamaica by Alana Griffith
Chapter 11: Energy Justice in an Era of Transition: A Necessary Component of the Clean Energy Transition by Julianna Vanessa Davis
About the Contributors
“The editors, Marlon Anatol and Mark Kirton, skilfully combined revisionist perspectives and innovative research in a masterpiece that provides a more enlightened understanding of the complexities of social justice in the Caribbean. Relevant and distinctive themes explored by the authors include rural development, globalization, energy security, Venezuelan migration, empowerment, digital transformation, cooperatives, and sustainable development among CARICOM/CSME countries.
Undoubtedly, The Caribbean Social Justice Agenda will prove to be an invaluable asset for scholars and practitioners who desire to better comprehend the quest for self-empowerment and tense power struggles. These developments are evolving amidst the socio-political, psychological and cultural dynamics of a rapidly changing region.”