Cuba and Its Neighbours : Democracy in Motion

By (author) August, Arnold

In this groundbreaking book, Arnold August explores Cuba's unique form of democracy, presenting a detailed and balanced analysis of Cuba's electoral process and the state's functioning between elections. By comparing it with practices in the US, Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, August shows that people's participation in politics and society is not limited to a singular Eurocentric understanding of democracy, but rather, democracy as practiced in the West is largely non-participatory, static and fixed in time. Cuba, by contrast, is a laboratory where the process of democratization is continually in motion, an ongoing experiment to create new ways for people to participate. August argues forcefully for the need to develop mutual understanding of different political systems and, in doing so, to not be satisfied with either blanket condemnation or idealistic illusions.

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  • Preface Part 1: Clearing the Cobwebs Around Democracy 1. Democracy and U.S.-Centrism 2. Democracy in the U.S. 3. Exploring Democracies in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador Part 2: Cuba: Constitutions, Elections and New States 4. Participation in Constitutions, Elections and a New State (1868-1952) 5. Democracy, Elections and the New State 6. The 2011-12 Communist Party Congress and Conference: Democratization and the Press Part 3: Contemporary Cuba: The Test for Democratization 7. Elections in Contemporary Cuba 8. The ANPP and the Municipality: Functioning Between Elections The Future of Democratization: Facing the Tests

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書名 Cuba and Its Neighbours : Democracy in Motion
著作者等 August, Arnold
書名別名 Democracy in Motion
出版元 Zed Books Ltd.
刊行年月 2013.04.11
ページ数 256p
大きさ H216 x W138
ISBN 9781848138674
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス