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The Changing Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society$
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Alexander I. Gray and Antoni Kapcia

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813031927

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813031927.001.0001

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Setting the Stage for a Discussion of Cuban Civil Society

Setting the Stage for a Discussion of Cuban Civil Society

The Nature of Cuban “Communism” and of the Revolution's Political Culture

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(p.20) 1 Setting the Stage for a Discussion of Cuban Civil Society
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The Changing Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society
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ANTONI KAPCIA

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031927.003.0002

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

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