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Part i Clearing the Cobwebs Around Democracy
- Democracy and U.S.-Centrism
Democracy or Democratization?
Democratization from the Bottom Up: Occupying Public Spaces (2011–12).
- Democracy in the U.S.
Birth of the U.S. and the American Dream.
Foreign Policy Toward Its Neighbours and Democracy Promotion.
Founding Fathers’ Heritage and Voter Turnout.
Competitive Multi-Party Democratic Elections: Obama Case Study.
Co-Optation and Individual Opportunism.
The Credibility Gap.
Obama’s First Experiences and Reactions.
Obama’s Foreign Policy: The “New Face” and Cuba.
Honduras: The “Reluctant Sheriff”.
The Occupy Movement: Breaking Out of U.S.-Centrism?
The November 2012 Elections and Obama.
- Exploring Democracies in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador
Venezuela: New Experiments in Participatory Democracy.
Bolivia’s Democracy in Motion: On the Edge.
Ecuador’s New Constitution: Sumak Kawsay and Participatory Democracy.
alba, celac and U.S. Democracy Promotion.
Part ii Cuba: Constitutions, Elections and New States
- Participation in Constitutions, Elections and a New State (1868–1952)
Cuba’s First Homegrown Constitutions,
Embryonic States and Elections (1868–98).
Cuba, U.S. Freedom of the Press and Military Intervention (1898).
U.S. Domination, Interference and Co-Optation vs. Democracy (1898–1952).
- Democracy, Elections and the New State
A Rebellion Against Dogmatism of the Left and the Batista Dictatorship (1953).
Participatory Nineteenth-Century Republic in Arms Reborn (1957–58).
Lessons for Today from 1958: Grass-Roots Democracy vs. Elections,
The Provisional Revolutionary Government and Constitution (1959).
Elections: Who Rejected Them?
Elections Analysis: Then and Now.
Participatory Democracy and U.S. Frustrations.
Democratization Through Mass Organizations and Participation.
Initial Attempts to Establish Local Governments and Elections.
Origins of the pcc: Yesterday and Today.
Elections, New State Structure and Constitution (1970–76).
Part iii Contemporary Cuba: The Test for Democratization
- The 2011–12 Communist Party Congress and Conference: Democratization and the Press
Democratization Through People’s Control and the Press.
Opening the Debate.
The 2011 Party Congress Deliberations: Input and People’s Control.
The Dialectics of Discrepancies and Consensus: Democracy in Motion.
Congress Guidelines: Application and People’s Participation.
The 2012 pcc Conference and the Press: Trials and Tribulations.
Participatory Democracy, the Press and Social Scientists.
Capitalism, Socialism and Cuba’s Errors.
- Elections in Contemporary Cuba
The Cuban Electoral Process: An Overview.
The Soviet Political Model: A Cuban Import?
The 1992 Constitutional Reforms and Their Impact on Elections.
Elections, Constitution and Political System.
General Elections — First Phase: Municipal Elections.
Nominating Candidates for Elections to the Municipal Assemblies.
The pcc in the Nomination Process.
Debating the Improvement of Nomination Assemblies.
Elections to the Municipal Assemblies.
Analyzing Municipal Election Results.
General Elections — Second Phase: The National anpp.
The Candidacies Commissions and Nominations.
Improving the Candidacies Commissions.
Elections to the anpp.
The Slate vs. Selective Vote: A Rejection of the Government?
One Candidate for Election per anpp Seat: Talking Figures.
Who Are the Deputies? Talking Quality.
Composition of the anpp.
“Almost All Deputies Are Communist Party Members”.
Elections: anpp Officials, Council of State and Its President, Raúl Castro.
- The anpp and the Municipality: Functioning Between Elections
Are Democratization and Revolutionary Leadership Compatible?
Case Study: Participation in Drafting the Social Security Bill.
Unanimity in the anpp.
The anpp and Cuba’s Foreign Policy.
Municipal-Level Participation: Limits and Perspectives.
Cuban Democracy: Representative or Participatory?
People’s Councils: Potential for Further Democratization.
The Potential of the Local Level and Need for Enhanced Participation.
The Future of Democratization: Facing the Tests
Personal Interviews with the Author