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dc.contributor.advisorTollefson, Scott D.
dc.contributor.advisorTeti, Frank M.
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Pat L.
dc.dateDecember 1995
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-31T19:53:25Z
dc.date.available2012-07-31T19:53:25Z
dc.date.issued1995-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7493
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to determine the most important factors necessary for democratic transition in Haiti, and to assess the U.S. role in promoting democracy. This thesis provides an in-depth review of theoretical literature on democratization. The thesis then reviews Haitian history, with a focus on the legacies that have significant implications for the democratization of Haiti. This thesis concludes that the United States' support of democracy in Haiti is a necessary but insufficient condition for establishing democracy in that country. The United States cannot compensate for Haiti's internal shortcomings, but it can seek to affect the two most important internal factors for Haiti's democratization: civil-military relations and political institutions. U.S. support for democracy in Haiti will only succeed if the Haitian civilian government exercises control over the military, and if Haiti's political institutions are efficient and functioning properly. Finally, the thesis (a) provides recommendations for U.S. policy vis-a-vis Haiti, (b) argues that the Haitian case can only be generalized in narrow instances, and (c) raises issues for future research.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/promotingdemocra109457493
dc.format.extent1 v. (various pagings)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titlePromoting democracy: the United States and Haitien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs - Western Hemisphere
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairs - Western Hemisphereen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairs - Western Hemisphereen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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