As small island nations develop their identity and shift toward self-governance, the focus will be around the governance structures and governance practices that best empower small island nations to develop.

  • What governance structure best empowers local communities to develop?
  • What is the best for of governance for small island developing states (SIDS)?

To be imbedded in the study are the following questions:

  • Has the government structure adopted in 2010 effectively improved the governance of Curaçao?
  • What sort of electoral rules and representative institutions are most conducive to democracy and stability in societies that are separated or at-odds along ethnic, religious or linguistic lines?

Codex Q1