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The Cuban Revolution in the 21st century / George Lambie.

By: Lambie, George [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: London ; New York : Pluto Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xii, 293 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781849645591; 1849645590.Subject(s): Globalization -- CubaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Cuban Revolution in the 21st century.DDC classification: 330.9 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Globalisation : understanding the rationale for an alternative -- Western liberal democracy : definitions, ideology and alternatives -- The Cuban revolution : building a participatory democratic process -- The revolution in crisis -- Defending Cuban socialism against global capitalism : internal dynamics and external opportunities.
Summary: While most writing on Cuba seeks to analyse the island's socialist experiment from the perspective of either its internal dynamics or international relations, this book attempts to understand the revolutionary process as part of a counter-current against neoliberal globalisation. Now that neoliberalism is in crisis, Cuba's promotion of socialist values is finding a renewed relevance.Summary: In this fascinating study Lambie argues that Cuba is again becoming a symbol, and practical example, of socialism in action across Latin America and beyond. This book is essential reading for students of politics and Latin American Studies. --Book Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-282) and index.

Globalisation : understanding the rationale for an alternative -- Western liberal democracy : definitions, ideology and alternatives -- The Cuban revolution : building a participatory democratic process -- The revolution in crisis -- Defending Cuban socialism against global capitalism : internal dynamics and external opportunities.

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While most writing on Cuba seeks to analyse the island's socialist experiment from the perspective of either its internal dynamics or international relations, this book attempts to understand the revolutionary process as part of a counter-current against neoliberal globalisation. Now that neoliberalism is in crisis, Cuba's promotion of socialist values is finding a renewed relevance.

In this fascinating study Lambie argues that Cuba is again becoming a symbol, and practical example, of socialism in action across Latin America and beyond. This book is essential reading for students of politics and Latin American Studies. --Book Jacket.

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Lambie (De Montfort Univ., UK) opens this important work with a historical overview of two theoretical prisms through which the Cuban Revolution is commonly assessed: capitalism and democracy. This sets the stage for Lambie's own assessment of the revolution and its particular brand of socialism and participatory democracy. Lambie's insightful analysis of the myriad ways that Cuban leadership and important sectors of the population responded and adapted to the economic crisis after the collapse of the Soviet Union while preserving the achievements of the revolution is a significant contribution to debates over the future of Cuban socialism. His examination of Cuba's unique brand of medical diplomacy and its role in the resurgence in Cuba's foreign relations with other Latin American countries is another. Growing discontent with and resistance against the hegemony of Western liberal democracy, neoliberalism, and globalization further strengthened ties across Latin America. These have given rise to new social movements in several countries that elected leaders who have become important allies to Cuba. Too advanced for undergraduate students, this book is an important contribution to advanced research on democratic theory, globalization, and new social movements. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate, research, and professional collections. R. Fielder Chicago State University

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