People's Power: Cuba's Experience with Representative Government (Critical Currents in Latin American Perspective Series Updated Edition)

People's Power: Cuba's Experience with Representative Government (Critical Currents in Latin American Perspective Series Updated Edition)

By: Peter Roman (author)Hardback

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People's Power is a theoretical, historical and analytical account of representative government that has emerged in Cuba since the 1970's. By combining original research and extensive interviews with citizens and officials, Peter Roman illustrates how the Cuban model was built on theoretical foundations derived from Rousseau, Marx, and Lenin, and the historical precedents of the 1871 Paris Commune, the 1905 and 1917 soviets, and the pre- and post-Stalin years of the Soviet Union. Cuba's contributions to this legacy-the Organs of People's Power-include unique approaches to the nomination and election of municipal assembly delegates and National Assembly deputies, to citizen input and participation, and to the role of the Communist Party. There is no other detailed study of the Cuban parliamentary system. Recorded eyewitness accounts the nominations sessions for municipal assembly delegates and the accountability sessions where citizens voice suggestions and complaints to their delegates, allow Cubans to speak for themselves. Reading this book is imperative for anyone interested in understanding the so often overlooked and misunderstood representative government that exists in Cuba today-as it has for decades.

About Author

Peter Roman is professor of political science at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Early Theories of Socialist Government Chapter 3 Lenin and the Socialist State Chapter 4 The Organs of People's Power: An Overview Chapter 5 Nominations and Elections Chapter 6 Accountability Chapter 7 The People's Councils Chapter 8 Conclusion Part 9 Appendix: Workers' Parliament in Cuba

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742525641
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780742525641
  • weight: 608
  • ISBN10: 0742525643
  • edition: Updated Edition

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