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Surviving the “waking nightmare”: securing stability in the face of crisis in Cuba (1989-2004)

Curry-Machado, Jonathan (2005) Surviving the “waking nightmare”: securing stability in the face of crisis in Cuba (1989-2004). Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 1 (64). Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper explores how Cuba has remained politically stable despite economic crisis. Prior to the crisis, the regime had accumulated considerable political capital reserves, and had developed institutional mechanisms capable of monitoring and controlling discontent. However, the 1990s saw an increasing distancing between state and society, and growing disillusion. Yet the Cuban state has succeeded in maintaining the political opposition marginalized from society, and has responded by seeking ways of re-securing popular support.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2005 Jonathan Curry-Machado
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 09:53
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2020 00:04

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