Author: Paul Farmer
Publisher: Hachette UK
“Paul Farmer, doctor and aid worker, offers an inspiring insider's view of the relief effort.”—Financial Times “The book's greatest strength lies in its depiction of the post-quake chaos… In the book's more analytical sections the author's diagnosis of the difficulties of reconstruction is sharp.” —Economist “A gripping, profoundly moving book, an urgent dispatch from the front by one of our finest warriors for social justice.” —Adam Hochschild “His honest assessment of what the people trying to help Haiti did well—and where they failed—is important for anyone who cares about the country or international aid in general.” —Miami Herald
Author: Diane Andrews Henningfeld
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
This book explores the events of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Readers will learn about the issues surrounding U.S. aid and military efforts, and the inconsistencies of the death tolls. They will learn about the controversies surrounding the adoptions of Haitian orphans. Compelling, unforgettable personal narratives from people who experienced the earthquake are also included.
Author: Mark Schuller
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti was one of the deadliest disasters in modern history, sparking an international aid response—with pledges and donations of $16 billion—that was exceedingly generous. But now, five years later, that generous aid has clearly failed. In Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti, anthropologist Mark Schuller captures the voices of those involved in the earthquake aid response, and they paint a sharp, unflattering view of the humanitarian enterprise. Schuller led an independent study of eight displaced-persons camps in Haiti, compiling more than 150 interviews ranging from Haitian front-line workers and camp directors to foreign humanitarians and many displaced Haitian people. The result is an insightful account of why the multi-billion-dollar aid response not only did little to help but also did much harm, triggering a range of unintended consequences, rupturing Haitian social and cultural institutions, and actually increasing violence, especially against women. The book shows how Haitian people were removed from any real decision-making, replaced by a top-down, NGO-dominated system of humanitarian aid, led by an army of often young, inexperienced foreign workers. Ignorant of Haitian culture, these aid workers unwittingly enacted policies that triggered a range of negative results. Haitian interviewees also note that the NGOs “planted the flag,” and often tended to “just do something,” always with an eye to the “photo op” (in no small part due to the competition over funding). Worse yet, they blindly supported the eviction of displaced people from the camps, forcing earthquake victims to relocate in vast shantytowns that were hotbeds of violence. Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti concludes with suggestions to help improve humanitarian aid in the future, perhaps most notably, that aid workers listen to—and respect the culture of—the victims of catastrophe.
Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs
Author: Mark Schuller
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Social Science
After Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, over half of U.S. households donated to thousands of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in that country. Yet we continue to hear stories of misery from Haiti. Why have NGOs failed at their mission? Set in Haiti during the 2004 coup and aftermath and enhanced by research conducted after the 2010 earthquake, Killing with Kindness analyzes the impact of official development aid on recipient NGOs and their relationships with local communities. Written like a detective story, the book offers rich enthnographic comparisons of two Haitian women’s NGOs working in HIV/AIDS prevention, one with public funding (including USAID), the other with private European NGO partners. Mark Schuller looks at participation and autonomy, analyzing donor policies that inhibit these goals. He focuses on NGOs’ roles as intermediaries in “gluing” the contemporary world system together and shows how power works within the aid system as these intermediaries impose interpretations of unclear mandates down the chain—a process Schuller calls “trickle-down imperialism.”
Konfliktlösungen für das 21. Jahrhundert
Author: Shannon D. Beebe,Mary Kaldor
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
Category: Political Science
Am Ende der so genannten Kriege »gegen der Terror« entstanden in Irak und Afghanistan weder friedliche noch sichere Staaten, die Gewalt setzte sich in Form von Terroranschlägen und Gewaltexzessen fort – bis heute. Die Opfer der brutalen Übergriffe sind zumeist Zivilisten – Kinder, Frauen, Männer. Dieses Buch will die Spirale der Gewalt durchbrechen. Geschrieben wurde es von einem US-Offizier und einer Friedensforscherin, die sich Anfang des letzten Jahrzehnts bei der Arbeit an neuen Sicherheitskonzepten kennenlernten. Beide hatten schon in den 90er Jahren Erfahrungen in den Jugoslawienkriegen gesammelt und waren überzeugt davon, dass nur ein Dialog zwischen Militär und Friedensforschung für Sicherheit und Frieden im 21. Jahrhundert sorgen könne. Das Ergebnis ihres Dialogs ist dieses Buch. Seine Leitidee ist, dass der Einsatz herkömmlicher Streitkräfte die Kriege und Krisen des 21. Jahrhunderts nicht lösen kann, sie im Gegenteil nur verschärft. Beebes und Kaldors nachhaltiges Programm der Friedenssicherung und -schaffung – »Human Security« – setzt dabei nicht nur auf akute Befriedungen in Kriegsgebieten, sondern auch auf präventive Maßnahmen. Das Buch ist ein Aufschrei gegen die Gewalt und bietet konkrete Maßnahmen an für eine friedliche und sichere Welt im 21. Jahrhundert.
Neue Wege zur Verbesserung menschlicher Lebensqualität
Author: Martha Nussbaum
Author: Tipu V Khan M D,Tipu V. Khan
A country devastated by tragedy. A young doctor's inspiring journey. A people with great hope. In the poorest country of the western hemisphere, Tipu Khan an American doctor confronts tragedies resulting from one of the greatest natural disasters in our recent history. This is an inspiring story accounting true cases in the devastated capital city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After the earthquake of 2010, the Haitian medical system was grossly understaffed and unable to care for the victims. Poverty, malnourishment and vast homelessness reached levels unprecedented. Following the disaster, Doc Tipu begins his journey with the relief program headed by Project Medishare. From disaster relief tent hospitals to the ravaged city general hospital; Doc Tipu is forced to make difficult decisions with few resources and little medical help. In this moving memoir, Doc Tipu confronts his limits as a physician and as a human. More at: www.DocTipu.com
Author: Julie Dermansky
80 color pages printed on 8 by 8 inch pages. Photographs by Julie Dermansky shot in Haiti after the earthquake taken between January 20th and December 1, 2011. Selected images were part of a show at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.
Re-Foundation of a Nation
Author: Nicolas L. Pauyo
Category: Political Science
Author: Jesse Joshua Watson
Category: Juvenile Fiction
As the dust settled on Port-au-Prince, hope was the last thing anybody could see. When the earth shook, his whole neighborhood disappeared. Now a boy and his mother are living in the soccer stadium, in a shelter made of tin and bedsheets, with long lines for food and water. But even with so much sorrow all around, he finds a child playing with a soccer ball made of rags. Soon many children are caught up in the magic of the game that transports them out of their bleak surroundings and into a world where anything is possible. Then the kids are given a truly wonderful gift. A soccer ball might seem simple, but really it's a powerful link between a heartbroken country's past and its hopes for the future. Jesse Joshua Watson has created an inspiring testament to the strength of the Haitian people and the promise of children.
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Am Morgen hatte sie noch wie jedes Jahr mit ihrem Vater Nozias das Grab der Mutter besucht. Jetzt ist die siebenjährige Claire spurlos verschwunden, am Strand von Ville Rose auf Haiti. Nozias, der Fischer, träumte von einer besseren Zukunft für seine Tochter, frei von Armut und Gewalt. Sie sollte ihr Heimatdorf verlassen, von einer reichen Tuchhändlerin adoptiert werden. Ist Claire deshalb geflohen? Die haitianisch-amerikanische Autorin Danticat erzählt märchenhaft und doch realistisch von Ville Rose, ein Ort, wo Bäume in den Himmel fliegen und Frösche in der Hitze explodieren, und einem Mädchen, das sich nach Familie und Geborgenheit sehnt
Considerations for Army Leaders
Author: Gary Cecchine,Forrest E. Morgan,Michael A. Wermuth,Timothy Jackson,Agnes Gereben Schaefer
Publisher: Rand Corporation
This report examines how Joint Task Force-Haiti (JTF-Haiti) supported the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in Haiti. It focuses on how JTF-Haiti was organized, how it conducted Operation Unified Response, and how the U.S. Army supported that effort. The analysis includes a review of existing authorities and organizations and explains how JTF-Haiti fit into the U.S. whole-of-government approach and the international response.
Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope
Author: Amy Goodman,Denis Moynihan
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Category: Social Science
Now a New York Times Best Seller!"Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis." --Noam ChomskyAmy Goodman and Denis Moynihan began writing a weekly column, "Breaking the Sound Barrier," for King Features Syndicate in 2006. This timely new sequel to Goodman's New York Timesbestseller of the same name gives voice to the many ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power-and refusing to be silent.The Silenced Majoritypulls back the veil of corporate media reporting to dig deep into the politics of "climate apartheid," the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the movement to halt the execution of Troy Anthony Davis, and the globalization of dissent "From Tahrir Square to Liberty Plaza." Throughout Goodman and Moynihan show the work of ordinary people to change their media--and change the world.Amy Goodmanis a multiple New York Times best-selling author and the host and executive producer of Democracy Now! a daily independent news program airing on more than one thousand television and radio stations. Timenamed Democracy Now! its "Pick of the Podcasts," along with NBC's Meet the Press. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize."Denis Moynihan, since helping co-found Democracy Now! as an independent production company in 2002, has participated in the organization's growth, focusing primarily on distribution, infrastructure development, and coordinating complex live broadcasts from all continents (save Antarctica). He lives in Denver, Colorado.
Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives
Author: Eric Schmidt,Jared Cohen
Category: Political Science
In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected—a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness. Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley’s great leaders, having taken Google from a small startup to one of the world’s most influential companies. Jared Cohen is the director of Google Ideas and a former adviser to secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. With their combined knowledge and experiences, the authors are uniquely positioned to take on some of the toughest questions about our future: Who will be more powerful in the future, the citizen or the state? Will technology make terrorism easier or harder to carry out? What is the relationship between privacy and security, and how much will we have to give up to be part of the new digital age? In this groundbreaking book, Schmidt and Cohen combine observation and insight to outline the promise and peril awaiting us in the coming decades. At once pragmatic and inspirational, this is a forward-thinking account of where our world is headed and what this means for people, states and businesses. With the confidence and clarity of visionaries, Schmidt and Cohen illustrate just how much we have to look forward to—and beware of—as the greatest information and technology revolution in human history continues to evolve. On individual, community and state levels, across every geographical and socioeconomic spectrum, they reveal the dramatic developments—good and bad—that will transform both our everyday lives and our understanding of self and society, as technology advances and our virtual identities become more and more fundamentally real. As Schmidt and Cohen’s nuanced vision of the near future unfolds, an urban professional takes his driverless car to work, attends meetings via hologram and dispenses housekeeping robots by voice; a Congolese fisherwoman uses her smart phone to monitor market demand and coordinate sales (saving on costly refrigeration and preventing overfishing); the potential arises for “virtual statehood” and “Internet asylum” to liberate political dissidents and oppressed minorities, but also for tech-savvy autocracies (and perhaps democracies) to exploit their citizens’ mobile devices for ever more ubiquitous surveillance. Along the way, we meet a cadre of international figures—including Julian Assange—who explain their own visions of our technology-saturated future. Inspiring, provocative and absorbing, The New Digital Age is a brilliant analysis of how our hyper-connected world will soon look, from two of our most prescient and informed public thinkers.