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Damming the Flood

Haiti and the Politics of Containment

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Damming the Flood: Haiti and the Politics of Containment by Peter Hallward
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In February 2004, the constitutionally elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide was overthrown by a US-France invasion with the blessing of the UN Security Council. This coup, under the guise of "humanitarian intervention," sent an unambiguous message to hemispheric opponents such as Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. In exploring how Haiti became a laboratory for a new "politics of containment," Peter Hallward sets the current crisis in historical context, examining the rise, rule and collapse of Aristide's administration, and events since he was forced into exile.

Author Biography

Peter Hallward is Professor of Modern European Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University, London. His books include Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing Between the Singular and the Specific and Badiou: A Subject to Truth.
Release date Australia
December 10th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1
Imprint
Verso Books
Pages
482
Dimensions
216x140x24
ISBN-13
9781844671069
Product ID
1937080

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