Haiti's Past- The Predatory State

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Haiti’s Past: The Predatory State 09/03/2010 11:47:00 Asc.registration@queensu.ca     613-533-2470 Haiti Canada has been giving Haiti aid before January - on island of Hispaniola  Haiti’s Racial Divide Mulattos – lighter skinned, mixed heritage(about 5% of population) Blacks (about 95% of population) Predatory State Elites govern for their own personal enrichment State in which divide between public and private is collapsed Kleptocracy – “rule by thieves” o While it won its independence early one, Haiti in the 19 th  and 20 th  C did  not develop a democratic foundation and has often seen military  intervention Origins of Duvalierism Jean Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier Black middle class roots; o Commitment to idea of  noirisme  – the need to elevate black culture 1957 – elected to presidency, knowing presidents don’t have a long shelf-life 
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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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