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Volume One                                                                   Winter 1998-Spring 1999                                                               Numbers 3-4.

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    COMPETING PERSPECTIVES ON DEMOCRACY IN CUBA

 

    Edward J. McCaughan

    Sociology Department Box 30

    Loyola University New Orleans

    6363 St. Charles Avenue

    New Orleans, LA  70118

    Published online: December 15, 2016

 

    ABSTRACT

 

What does democracy mean for Cuba and to Cubans at the end of the 1990s?  Based on forty-three interviews conducted with a range of intellectuals in Cuba, this article summa­rizes key elements of the ongoing debates about democracy in Cuba.  Three major conceptions of democracy might be labeled as currents repre­senting liberalism, state socialism and a new and renovative trend that reflects the other two conceptions as historically failed systems without creative demo­cratic norms.

 

 

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