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The Irish model of social Partnership has received little more that lip service in the Caribbean. Evaluate the strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of this concept in the Caribbean.
What is Social Partnership
Social partnership refers to cooperation among government, the private business sector and labour on strategies to address immediate and long-term economic and social challenges. Such strategies can include controls on wages and prices, as well as tax reform. Social partnerships are, therefore, overarching in their aim to provide stability for national growth and development. Social partnerships can also include civil society and voluntary groups, and tend to be implemented when governments have been unable to address societal and economic challenges unilaterally. (Minto-Coy, L. 2011)
The Irish Model of Social Partnership
It was stated in the paper Social Partnerships and Development: Implications for the Caribbean that Social partnership has been a significant feature of growth in Ireland since the late 1980s. Social partnership in Ireland emerged out of th…
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