Pluralism and development in island communities

Report of the Commonwealth Seminar held in Mauritius, January 1975

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This is the report of a Commonwealth seminar held in Mauritius in January 1975. At the seminar representatives from twelve island member states met to examine the dimensions of pluralism and its implications for development, with particular reference to island communities.

Participants at the seminar, which was organised under the Commonwealth Youth Programme, included a wide range of personnel associated with youth work as well as young people themselves, and an attempt was made to explore ways in which young people might contribute towards integrating and furthering the development of their societies.

This report will be of value to youth and community development workers throughout the Commonwealth and especially those in plural societies.



Pluralism and Development: Inter-Relationships

Following the separate intensive discussions on the dimensions of pluralism and patterns of social and economic development in the context of island communities, an attempt was made to examine the inter-relationships between both. It was recognised that, in the formulation and execution of development plans, strategies had to be worked out taking into account particular aspects of the plural nature of the society. In addition, it was felt that the various elements in the plural society should be seen to benefit from the results of such development plans.


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