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These Caribbean case studies explore empowerment through civil society action. Its title reflects an inherent contradiction that the very efforts being celebrated here may rebound in the faces of the activists who initiate them; yet these men and women struggle on, and sometimes their efforts take root. The stories straddle the Caribbean, reflecting individual and organisational experiences from Belize to Jamaica, the Windward Islands to Guyana. They also reflect aspects of the region’s racial and cultural diversity, and point up some of its socio-economic challenges. In so doing, they show where Caribbean people share ways of thinking, rooted in common experiences, even while acknowledging different national contexts and different individual and organisational perspectives. Through this volume, the outcome of a Commonwealth Foundation initiative, the authors share their experiences with others, and adduce real and relevant lessons which may resonate with other civil society activists near and far. Published by Ian Randle Publishers, Jamaica, in association with the Commonwealth Foundation.