Silencing the Guns in Haiti traces Haiti's halting and uncertain quest for democracy from the perspective of someone who played a leading part in every stage of that process.
"A provocative study of the prospects for the rule of law in Haiti."—Marilyn Bowden, Miami Today
"[Stotzky] deepens insights into the contradictory obstacles to democratic governance in Haiti."—Library Journal
"Controversial and stimulating."—Choice
"Lucid and informative. . . . Stotzky gives readers a good foundation for understanding the pressures facing the impoverished but determined Caribbean island."—Islands
From his position as an adviser to Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Stotzky (law, University of Miami School of Law), examines the history and future of democracy in this Caribbean nation. Social, political, and economic influences are considered, as well as legal and moral issues especially as they pertain to the country's recent transition from dictatorship to elective democracy. While it deals almost entirely with Haiti, the author intends for the work to speak to similar situations in emerging democracies in Eastern Europe, Africa, and elsewhere. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.