Accession Number:

ADA093007

Title:

Modes of Political Participation in Revolutionary Cuba,

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Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RESEARCH

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Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The study of political participation has traditionally focussed almost exclusively upon developed western politics. Participation in underdeveloped nations was presumed to be restricted to elites, and participation in communist systems was regarded as inauthentic. Recent studies have challenged these views and called for research to empirically establish the extent and effects of participation in non-western systems. This article is a study of political participation in revolutionary Cuba which utilizes the conceptual apparatus developed by Nie and Verbas cross-national studies. After reviewing the conceptual and methodological problems of applying this framework to the Cuban case, the article attempts to ascertain 1 the main participatory acts that Cubans engage in, and whether particular modes of participation can be identified 2 how many Cubans avail themselves of various participatory opportunities 3 what effect mass participation has on the political system and 4 how these facets of political participation have evolved since 1959. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE