As the title of this introduction implies, there are few traces of hope and optimism to be found in Haiti's current situation. If the unavoidable problems of rural communities in a nation of peasants such as Haiti are left unaddressed, and if the nation continues to rely on the standards of the old police state as a model for the new national police, Haiti's transition toward democracy will be off to a bad start. There must be the immediate desire to straighten out this tangled web if Haiti is not to miss this window of opportunity. This Article analyzes this transition, charting the narrow path to democracy and development from which Haiti may still benefit.
Rules, Risks, and Rifts in the Transition to Democracy in Haiti,
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