Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745332574 Published October 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332581 Published October 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Haiti's New Dictatorship

The Coup, the Earthquake and the UN Occupation

Justin Podur

Haiti's New Dictatorship

Justin Podur

Distributed for Pluto Press

208 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745332574 Published October 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332581 Published October 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

In 1804 Haiti became the world's first independent black Republic following a slave revolution. 200 years later, ravaged by colonialism and violence, it was placed under UN military occupation.

Haiti's New Dictatorship charts the country's recent history, from the 2004 coup against President Aristide to the devastating 2010 earthquake, revealing a shocking story of abuse and indifference by international forces. Justin Podur unmasks the grim reality of a supposedly benign international occupation, arguing that the denial of sovereignty is the fundamental cause of Haiti's problems.

A powerful challenge and wake-up call to the international NGO and development community, Haiti's New Dictatorship is essential reading for anyone concerned with justice in the global south and progressive development policies.

Contents

Introduction

1. Historical Context - Haiti in the Americas from Independence to Today
2. Narratives, Media Strategies, and NGO Stories
3. The Coup Begins: 2000-2004
4. The Slaughter on US Watch: to June 2004
5. Internationalizing the Occupation: The summer 2004 Transition
6. Occupation Year Two - 2005
7. The Electoral Game of 2006
8. The Preval Regime 2006-2010
9. The Earthquake and Haiti's Politics of Disaster, 2010/11
10. The 2011 Elections and Michel Martelly
11. Conclusion – Replacing Dictatorship With Sovereignty

Acknowledgements
Notes
Index

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