J. Michael Dash interviewed (in 2012) by the Public Archive on Haiti, Caribbean literature, and Édouard Glissant:
“Haiti is an alarming reminder that natural disasters have more devastating consequences where physical infrastructure is weak, where institutions are problematic, and where there is a lot of poverty. So trying to foster development is also a response to disaster. How humanitarian assistance is administered may make it more or less conducive to longer term development, may make a transition from one set of actors (emergency responders) to another (development aid agencies) go more smoothly, may lead to better preparedness for the next time.
The SSRC has asked people we believe are deeply reflective about the situation in Haiti to share their thoughts about the present moment and its relationship to humanitarian assistance and transitions to development. This collection of postings is the result of that effort.”
Find it here: Haiti, Now and Next — Social Science Research Council.
Table of Contents:
- Introduction: When Is Disaster Intolerable?
- by Craig Calhoun
- Beyond the Earthquake: A Wake-Up Call for Haiti
- by Alex Dupuy
- Country, City, Service
- by Ferentz Lafargue
- Cracks of Gender Inequality: Haitian Women After the Earthquake
- By Régine Michelle Jean-Charles
- Haiti Update
- by William O’Neill
- Haiti and the International System: The Need for New Organizational Lending Formats
- by Saskia Sassen
- Haiti: Can Catastrophe Spur Progress?
- by William O’Neill
- Mobilize the Diaspora for the Reconstruction of Haiti
- by Dilip Ratha
- Hope Admist Devastation: Towards a New Haitian State
- by Robert Fatton Jr.
- Haiti’s Earthquake and the Politics of Distribution
- by Andrew Apter
- Moving Beyond Disaster to Build a Durable Future in Haiti
- by Greg Beckett
- Haiti and the Unseen World
- By Elizabeth McAlister
- Rebuilding Haiti: The Next Two Hundred Years
- by J. Michael Dash
- Reckoning in Haiti
- by Jean Casimir and Laurent Dubois
- Run From the Earthquake, Fall Into the Abyss: A Léogane Paradox
- by Karen Richman
- Rebuilding Haiti, Rebuilding the Fragile State Framework
- By Yasmine Shamsie