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17:30 - 19:30 25 April 2013

Book Launch: ‘Politics and Power in Haiti’


Seminar Room 103, First floor | UCL Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PN |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge but registration required
Ticketing: Ticketed

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Dr Kate Quinn, UCL Institute of the Americas
Prof Paul Sutton, UCL Institute of the Americas

UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) invites you to the launch of this book, edited by UCL-IA's Dr Kate Quinn and Prof Paul Sutton, and published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Haiti's history is one of revolution, intervention, and persistent underdevelopment. This book seeks to make sense of these challenging experiences through an examination of the political legacies of the Duvalier period and after.

Revisiting the work of the late David Nicholls, widely acknowledged as a leading authority on Haiti, the chapters examine crucial questions of politics and power in Haiti, touching on issues of race and ethnicity, foreign intervention, economic development, and the impact of the devastating earthquake of January 2010. Leading academics and experts in Caribbean and Haitian Studies provide some of the keys to understanding the turbulent world of Haitian politics and the persistent challenges at home and from abroad which have distorted the country's development.


Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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