The Yin and Yang of the Commonwealth Constitutional Social Democracy: Change for Stability and Progress

Fourth Distinguished Jurist Lecture 2014 by Dr. Leighton Jackson

On the 10th July 2014, Dr. Leighton Jackson delivered the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago's fourth Distinguished Jurist Lecture. Dr. Jackson's lecture explored the application of the Chinese philosophical concept of the Yin and Yang in relation to the tension between stability and progress in the constitutions of the Commonwealth Caribbean. While he closely examines issues such as the post-colonial power model, the Caribbean education system, and present leadership styles, Dr. Jackson proposes a shift of perspective in Commonwealth Caribbean society's relationship to stability and progress as forces that must exist in harmony instead of opposition in order to be truly progressive.

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