Haiti After the Earthquake: Book Review

Paul Farmer, HAITI AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE, PublicAffairs, 2011

3 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2012  

Sandra Lowe

Saint Leo University

Date Written: February 14, 2012

Abstract

The UN’s Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti Paul Farmer wrote this book about the devastation, despair and chaotic failed state that Haiti has fallen to. But in the mist of it all, he shows how resilient the people are despite their poverty, illiteracy, victimization and illnesses. His book is an indictment of the economic roles that the global community has played in keeping this nation in such a failed state.

Keywords: Haiti, earthquake, public policy, economics

JEL Classification: A13, Z00, D61, D64, D73, D78, F00

Suggested Citation

Lowe, Sandra, Haiti After the Earthquake: Book Review (February 14, 2012). Paul Farmer, HAITI AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE, PublicAffairs, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2005197

Sandra Lowe (Contact Author)

Saint Leo University ( email )

33701 State Road 52
PO Box 6665
Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665
United States

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