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Setting the Stage for a Discussion of Cuban Civil Society

ANTONI KAPCIA

in The Changing Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780813031927
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038513 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813031927.003.0002
Setting the Stage for a Discussion of Cuban Civil Society

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This chapter examines the nature of communism and of the revolution's political culture in Cuba in relation to the notion of civil society. It discusses the changes in the conception of civil society and suggests that the term should be used with caution when assessing the nature of the Cuban political system since 1959. The chapter explores the underlying ideology of the Revolution and evaluates the impact of communism on the debate concerning civil society.

Keywords: communism; revolution; political culture; Cuba; civil society; ideology; political system

Chapter.  9392 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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