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Paramilitarism and the assault on democracy in Haiti

Author: Jeb Sprague
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this path-breaking book, Jeb Sprague investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. Sprague focuses on the period beginning in 1990 with the rise of Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and the right-wing movements that succeeded in driving him from power. Over the ensuing two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sprague, Jeb.
Paramilitarism and the assault on democracy in Haiti.
New York : Monthly Review Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012015221
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeb Sprague
ISBN: 1583673024 9781583673027
OCLC Number: 828494729
Description: 1 online resource (400 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
A history of political violence against the poor --
Popular democracy and attempts --
To turn it back, 1990-2000 --
The return of paramilitarism, 2000-2001 --
The initial attacks, 2001 --
War of attrition, 2002-2004 --
The "uprising" of January and Febuary, 2004 --
The post-coup period, 2004-2005, and beyond --
Conclusion: whither Haiti.
Responsibility: by Jeb Sprague.

Abstract:

In this path-breaking book, Jeb Sprague investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. Sprague focuses on the period beginning in 1990 with the rise of Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and the right-wing movements that succeeded in driving him from power. Over the ensuing two decades, paramilitary violence was largely directed against the poor and supporters of Aristide's Lavalas movement, taking the lives of thousands of Haitians. Sprague seeks to unders.

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