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The Reasons Underlying Failed States

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The Reasons Underlying Failed States
Governance refers to the act of exercising administrative, political and economic authority in managing the affairs of a nation. Therefore the success or failure of a state lies squarely on its governance. The failure of states is attributed to the loss of credibility of their governments. The failure is also as a result of the nature of the state continually becoming illegitimate and questionable in the eyes and hearts of a large portion of its citizens. This research paper examines the reasons underlying the failure of Haiti, why specific actions taken by the leadership of Haiti as a country have failed and also discusses the prospects of success of Haiti.
a) Factors That Contribute to the Failure of the Haiti Government
Haiti is regarded as a failed state because of poor public health and sanitation, little public order and poor transport and education facilities in the country. It is also among the lowest ranking states globally in terms of life expectancy and per capita income. This was the condition of the country even before the 2010 earthquake which killed thousands of its citizens and destroyed its infrastructure.
Corruption in Haiti
Haiti has a legacy of corruption. The country is ranked fourth globally with regard to corruption. In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, the country received massive foreign aid for reconstruction. However, the massive aid does not profit its citizens as a result of the many corruption cases in the country.
The country’s law is deficient in dealing with corruption cases (Pike, 2017). This is because the vice has a negative influence on the operations of the judicial system and the executive. Land tenure, real property procedures, insurance, and pension regulation procedures, as well as foreign investment regime, are also corruption infested. Therefore nearly all activities in the country have been undermined by the vice.
Corruption has undermined institutions in the country. This is because of the poor utilization of resources that are meant to develop institutions. The leadership utilizes the resources for their own personal gain at the expense of the institution. This results in the complete closure or bankruptcy of these institutions.
The law requires that corrupt government officials be arrested and charged but that has not been implemented. Top government officers have a series of corruption scandals raising questions about their ability to lead. The...

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Uploaded by:   CaseyP

Date:   11/21/2017

Category:   Finance & Investing

Length:   9 pages (1,921 words)

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