Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Caribbean: Unrealizable Promises?
This article analyses the relevance of the SDGs to the needs of the Small Islands Developing States of the Caribbean Community. The article situates the SDGs within a critical interrogation of the social change logic of the universalizing global economic system. Thus, I argue that the SDGs, while recognizing some key economic and environmental concerns of the Caribbean Community, are hamstrung by their commitment to the unequal power structure of the neoliberal capitalist development model. Finally, this article calls upon regional and global social movements, and increased economic regionalism as ways of empowering Caribbean social change.
Progress in Development Studies
Caribbean, development, economic regionalism, MDGs, social change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Development Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Brissett, Nigel O.M., "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Caribbean: Unrealizable Promises?" (2017). International Development, Community, and Environment. 55.