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Author Roman, Peter, 1941-

Title People's power : Cuba's experience with representative government / Peter Roman.

Published Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  320.47291 ROMA GA01    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 284 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Latin American perspectives series ; [no. 20]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-276) and index.
Contents 1. Early Theories of Socialist Representative Government. Rousseau. Marx and Engels. The 1871 Paris Commune -- 2. Lenin and the Socialist State. The Soviets. The Dictatorship of the Proletariat. One-Party Rule and Centralization. The Soviets After Stalin -- 3. The Organs of People's Power: An Overview. Revolutionary Government in the Early Years. The Institutionalization Process, 1970-1976. The Municipal Assembly. The Provincial Assembly. The National Assembly. The Communist Party -- 4. Nominations and Elections. Municipal Assembly Delegate Nominations. From Nominations to Elections. Candidacy Commissions. National and Provincial Assembly Nominations. National and Provincial Assembly Elections -- 5. Accountability. The Mandate System in Cuba. Delegate Accountability and Citizen Input. Representation and Accountability. Problems in Accountability. Information and Input. Economic Planning. Accountability Sessions -- 6. The People's Councils. Fieldwork.
Summary "People's Power presents a theoretical, historical, and contemporary analysis of representative government in Cuba. It explains how the Cuban model was built on the theoretical foundations set in Rousseau, Marx, and Lenin, and the historical precedents of the Paris Commune, the 1905 and 1917 Soviets, and the pre- and post-Stalin years of the Soviet Union. The book's primary focus is on the municipal level, but it also contains important material on the national and provincial elected bodies. People's Power also explores firsthand the more recent people's councils and workers' parliaments."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Representative government and representation -- Cuba.
ISBN 0813335868 (hc : alk. paper)