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Haiti: From Revolutionary Slaves to Powerless Citizens

Essays on the Politics and Economics of Underdevelopment, 1804-2013, 1st Edition

By Alex Dupuy


162 pages

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This title focuses on Haiti from an international perspective. Haiti has endured undue influence from successive French and US governments; its fragile 'democracy' has been founded on subordination to and dominance of foreign powers. This book examines Haiti's position within the global economic and political order, and how the more dominant members of the international community have, in varying ways, exploited the country over the last 200 years.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. The Capitalist World-Economy, the Fetishism of Commodities, and the Social Geography of Race: A Reply to Michel Foucault 2. Toussaint Louverture, the Haitian Revolution, and Negritude: A Critical Assessment of Aimé Césaire's Interpretation 3. From Revolutionary Slaves to Powerless Citizens 4. The Transition to Democracy and the Demise of Color Politics in Haiti 5. The World Bank and Haiti: Abetting Dictatorship, Undermining Democracy 6. Class, Power, Sovereignty: Haiti Before and After the Earthquake

About the Author

Alex Dupuy is John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, USA. He is an internationally recognized scholar and specialist on Haiti. He has lectured at universities and colleges across the USA and abroad, and has given many interviews and commentaries on Haitian affairs on local, national, and international radio and television networks, including the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Toronto Public TV, Democracy Now!, WBAI, National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio, the BBC, the CBC, and the Australian Broadcasting Company. In addition to his many articles in professional journals and anthologies, he is the author of Haiti in the World Economy: Class, Race, and Underdevelopment Since 1700 (1987); Haiti in the New World Order: The Limits of the Democratic Revolution (1997); and The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti (2007).

About the Series

Europa Country Perspectives

The new Europa Country Perspectives series, from Routledge, examines a wide range of contemporary political, economic, developmental and social issues from areas around the world. Complementing the Europa Regional Surveys of the World series, Europa Country Perspectives will be a valuable resource for academics, students, researchers, policy-makers, business people and anyone with an interest in current world affairs.

While the Europa World Year Book and its associated Regional Surveys inform on and analyse contemporary economic, political and social developments at the national and regional level, Country Perspectives provide in-depth, country-specific volumes written or edited by specialists in their field, delving into a country’s particular situation. Volumes in the series are not constrained by any particular template, but may explore a country’s recent political, economic, international relations, social, defence, or other issues in order to increase understanding.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy