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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press ; Cambridge, Mass. : World Peace Foundation, c1997
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert I Rotberg
|Description:||xiii, 245 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface : Haiti's last best chance / Robert I. Rothberg --
Introduction : dismantling the predatory state : the conference report / Jennifer L. McCoy --
Resisting freedom : cultural factors in democracy : the case for Haiti / Patrick Bellegarde-Smith --
A social contract for whom? Haitian history and Haiti's future / Michel-Rolph Trouillot --
The Haitian dilemma reexamined : lessons from the past in the light of some new economic theory / Mats Lundahl --
Political culture, political change, and the etiology of violence / Donald E. Schulz --
A popular democratic revolution in a predemocratic society : the case of Haiti / Robert Pastor --
The rise, fall, and resurrection of President Aristide / Robert Fatton Jr. --
From outsiders to insiders : grassroots leadership and political change / Robert E. Maguire --
The role of the Diaspora in Haitian politics / Michel S. Laguerre --
Alternative models for Haiti's economic reconstruction / Clive Gray --
Priorities in the economic reconstruction of rural Haiti / Anthony V. Catanese --
No longer a pipe dream? Justice in Haiti / William G. O'Neill --
Haitian education under siege : democratization, national development, and social reconstruction / Marc E. Prou.
|Responsibility:||Robert I. Rotberg, editor.|
The election of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1990, his American-supported restoration to office in 1994, and the peaceful election in 1995 of President Rene Preval were harbingers of a radically new and promising era in Haitian political and economic life. With a five-year presidency, Preval now has the opportunity to reconstruct and remold the Haitian state, to raise Haitian living standards, and to create a new political culture of democracy and tolerance. The future of his country and the success of Haiti's last best chance to break its chains of poverty, desperation, and deprivation depend on the choices that he and his colleagues make in the months ahead. This book provides an agenda for Preval and his successors, one that examines Haiti's political culture - its historical legacy and what that means for future reconstruction - and many of its most critical political, economic, and social challenges.
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