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Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work & Psychology

Research



In today’s world, development is a topical issue for many states, as they confront the man-made and natural issues confronting human civilizations. The Caribbean is no different in this regard. In fact, it has historically confronted pervasive economic, political, and social challenges, such as poverty, economic underdevelopment, natural disasters, crime, and violence, which preclude its attempts at building resilient and robust economies, political systems, and societies. Research is fundamental in confronting these challenges and equipping the region’s peoples and authorities with the tools to build infrastructure and enact policies for a better and brighter tomorrow.

The disciplines of Government (Political Science), Sociology, Social Work and Psychology as behavioural sciences play an important role in fostering research that speaks to Caribbean and global realities as they involve the study of history, human behaviour, the functioning, and development of public infrastructure, patterns of social behaviour and relations, and political decision-making.

Research interests according to disciplines:

Sociology:
  • Rural Development
  • Social Policy


Political Science:
  • Political Economy
  • Caribbean Political Analysis
  • Political Theory
  • Caribbean Political Thought
  • Caribbean Psychology
  • eGovernance in Small Island Developing States

Social Work:
  • Physician/Patient Relationship
  • Childhood Development and Self-Image
  • Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Social Work Policy and Practice Issues
  • Victims of Trauma
  • Disaster Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Disability Issues

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Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work & Psychology
Telephone: (246) 417-4288/4293/4996 Fax:(246) 422-4425 Email: gss@cavehill.uwi.edu