Vodou, Gender, and Sustainability: Critical Factors in Haitian Development
On January 1, 1804, Haiti, named Saint-Domingue under French colonial rule, became the hemisphere's second republic to declare its independence. Once known as the "pearl of the Antilles," Haiti is near collapse. In traditional theories of international relations, culture is rarely considered as a variable that influences behavioral dynamics of a state. V odou, the prevailing culture in Haiti has significance for studying development policies in Haiti. The central research question is: What has been relationship between Vodou culture and models of Haitian political leadership? The assessment of Vodou's legitimacy within Haitian political leadership models has a significant role in both domestic and international relationships, gender and paths for sustainable development.
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Young, Kurt B.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences; Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Haiti -- Politics and government; Vodou -- Haiti; Women -- Haiti -- Social conditions
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Toussaint, Norma, "Vodou, Gender, and Sustainability: Critical Factors in Haitian Development" (2006). HIM 1990-2015. 563.