Accession Number : ADA309306

Title :   Sustaining Democracy in Haiti. Challenges for the U.S. and the International Community.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Caslen, Robert L.

PDF Url : ADA309306

Report Date : 02 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The prospect of sustaining democracy in Haiti is daunting. Although the international community established a stable and secure environment, justice, economics, and politics lag woefully behind the expectations of the Haitian people. The challenge is to dismantle the remnants of 200 years of predatory rule and replace it with a unified national identity, a revived economy, and secure environment with justice for all, and a universal respect for the law. Only intense foreign assistance, synchronized in an international interagency working group under the leadership of the United Nations, and with key participation from international lending agencies, can give this nascent and still very fragile democracy a real chance for survival. This paper proposes what strategy the United States and the international community should adopt to transition this fledgling democracy to a stable and secure, economically growing, multi-party democracy.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNITIES, *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *ECONOMICS, STABILITY, UNITED STATES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENTS, FOREIGN, LEADERSHIP, SECURITY, INTENSITY, DELAY, UNITED NATIONS, DEMOCRACY, HAITI.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE