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The problem of democracy in Cuba : between vision and reality

The problem of democracy in Cuba : between vision and reality

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Bengelsdorf, Carollee.
Title Statement
The problem of democracy in Cuba : between vision and reality / Carollee Bengelsdorf.
Publication, Distribution, etc
New York :   Oxford University Press ,   1994.  
Physical Medium
viii, 229 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0195058267 (cloth : acid-free paper) 0195090144 (pbk. : acid-free paper) 9780195090147
요약
"A belated, but nontheless very good effort to explore the irreconocilable tension between democracy and authoritarian, paternalist socialism in revolutionary Cuba. Informed by critical Marxism, book challenges the notion that Cuba is an excellent case of 'direct democracy,' laying responsibility for the absence of freedom and accountability squarely on Castro's dictatorial vocation and the Communist party's hegemony. In a surprising departure, author concludes that 'to the degree the (Cuban) leadership continues to insist upon defining the boundaries of civil society, it must in the end fail' (p. 178)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-223) and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Communism -- Cuba -- History. Democracy -- Cuba -- History.
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245 1 4 ▼a The problem of democracy in Cuba : ▼b between vision and reality / ▼c Carollee Bengelsdorf.
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300 ▼a viii, 229 p. ; ▼c 25 cm.
504 ▼a Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-223) and index.
520 1 ▼a "A belated, but nontheless very good effort to explore the irreconocilable tension between democracy and authoritarian, paternalist socialism in revolutionary Cuba. Informed by critical Marxism, book challenges the notion that Cuba is an excellent case of 'direct democracy,' laying responsibility for the absence of freedom and accountability squarely on Castro's dictatorial vocation and the Communist party's hegemony. In a surprising departure, author concludes that 'to the degree the (Cuban) leadership continues to insist upon defining the boundaries of civil society, it must in the end fail' (p. 178)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57. ▼u http://www.loc.gov/hlas/
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Contents information

Table of Contents


CONTENTS
Introduction = 3
1. Marx and the State in the First Phase of Communism = 12
2. Lenin and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat = 33
3. The "Dictatorship of the Proletariat" in Practice: Actually Existing Socialism in the Soviet Union = 50
4. Cuba-The First Decade: Paternalist Centralization and Anarchic Decentralization = 66
5. Cuba in the Seventies: Centralized Decentralization = 99
6. The 1980s-Unchanging Change: Cuba in the Era of Perestroika = 134
7. Popular Power: The Reckoning = 155
8. Into the 1990s: Socialism on One Island-or, Cuba in a World Without Alternatives = 166
Conclusion = 177
Notes = 181
Bibliography = 207
Index = 225


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