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THE GREAT LEAP BACKWARD: EXPLORING THE DIFFERENCES IN DEVELOPMENT PATHS BETWEEN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI.

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2013
Abstract/Description:
This thesis examines the variance in human development paths and policies pursed on the island of Hispaniola by the governments of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The different paths have resulted in significant dissimilarities in contemporary levels of economic and social development across the island. Starting from the theoretical perspective of Acemplgu and Robinson (2012), I find that institutional explanations can only explain part of this divergence. I argue that a more complete explanation needs to take into consideration the role played by class, color, and race. I also find that foreign intervention, particularly the occupation of both countries by the US Marines in the 20th century, helped direct the development strategies of each country in different directions.
Title: THE GREAT LEAP BACKWARD: EXPLORING THE DIFFERENCES IN DEVELOPMENT PATHS BETWEEN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI.
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Name(s): Valeris , Rebb, Author
Wilson , Bruce, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis examines the variance in human development paths and policies pursed on the island of Hispaniola by the governments of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The different paths have resulted in significant dissimilarities in contemporary levels of economic and social development across the island. Starting from the theoretical perspective of Acemplgu and Robinson (2012), I find that institutional explanations can only explain part of this divergence. I argue that a more complete explanation needs to take into consideration the role played by class, color, and race. I also find that foreign intervention, particularly the occupation of both countries by the US Marines in the 20th century, helped direct the development strategies of each country in different directions.
Identifier: CFH0004493 (IID), ucf:45079 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-08-01
B.A.
Sciences, Dept. of Political Science
Bachelors
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Subject(s): Institutions
Haiti
The Dominican Republic
Development
Acemplgu and Robinson
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Host Institution: UCF

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