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Tectonic shifts : Haiti since the earthquake

Author: Mark Schuller; Pablo Morales
Publisher: Sterling, Va. : Kumarian Press, ©2012.
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The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti's capital on January 12, 2010 will be remembered as one of the world's deadliest disasters. The earthquake was a tragedy that gripped the nation-and the world. But as a disaster it also magnified the social ills that have beset this island nation that sits squarely in the United States' diplomatic and geopolitical shadow. The quake exposed centuries of underdevelopment,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tectonic shifts.
Sterling, Va. : Kumarian Press, c2012
(DLC) 2011033765
(OCoLC)746712311
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Schuller; Pablo Morales
ISBN: 9781565495135 1565495136
OCLC Number: 781840349
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 271 p.)
Contents: pt. 1. Geopolitical structures : the earthquake, underdevelopment, and international political economy --
pt. 2. On-the-ground realities : displacement and its discontents --
pt. 3. Emerging movements : political restructuring in Haiti.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Schuller and Pablo Morales.

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The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti's capital on January 12, 2010 will be remembered as one of the world's deadliest disasters. The earthquake was a tragedy that gripped the nation-and the world. But as a disaster it also magnified the social ills that have beset this island nation that sits squarely in the United States' diplomatic and geopolitical shadow. The quake exposed centuries of underdevelopment, misguided economic policies, and foreign aid interventions that have contributed to rampant inequality and social exclusion in Haiti. Tectonic Shifts offers a diverse on-the-ground se.

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The full impact of the January 12, 2010 earthquake on Haiti s society is yet to be felt as the people continue to organize themselves to raise their country from its ashes. This book reminds us not Read more...

 
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