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The Changing Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society

Alexander I. Gray and Antoni Kapcia

Abstract

Does a civil society actually exist in Cuba today and if so what is its nature and role? In seeking answers to this contested and politicized question, the editors of this book have assembled a diverse group of contributors. The essays range from general discussion of the private sector to case studies about volunteer work, religious entities, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Since the fall of the Soviet Union and the economic crisis in 1990, the Cuban state has experienced severe challenges, and individuals have been forced to respond in unexpected ways to ensure their economic survi ... More

Keywords: civil society, Cuba, nongovernmental organizations, Soviet Union, economic crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813031927
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031927.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander I. Gray, editor
University of Nottingham / University of Havana

Antoni Kapcia, editor