Haiti’s Troubled Transition

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Haiti’s Troubled Transition 10/03/2010 13:27:00 - subject to military missions since 2005 under the authority of the UN and led by  Brazil - major trade partners – *U.S., Dominican Republic and Canada Fragile Democracy The Fall of Baby Doc Duvalier 1971, Jean-Claude Duvalier takes power (19 years) Duvalier’s widow controls things behind the scene After marriage to Mulatto-Elite woman, he began favouring mulatto elites  compared to his father’s favouring of black, middle-class elite Military retracts support and advocates protests to get him out of power 1986, Duvalier flees country in face of mass protests and military pressure Obstacles to Democracy Weak state institutions Tradition of centralized power o No effective legislature etc Tradition of political violence o No notion of deliberation or compromise Weal civil society
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course ENGL ENGL110 taught by Professor Tracyware during the Spring '10 term at Queens University.

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