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[Corbett comments:  Folks Patrick's question below goes far beyond
Haiti.  If any wish to discuss this issue with him please respond
directly to him at his address below.]

From: P D Bellegarde-Smith <pbs@csd.uwm.edu>

We all seem to know what "democracy" is, but we are hard-pressed, when
ask, to provide a meaningful definition that applies to societies other
than the United States or Western Europe. I contend, in my scholarship,
that "democracy" needs to be culture-specific. Any takers?