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Conflicting perspectives on Cuban civil society

Burton, Guy (2010) Conflicting perspectives on Cuban civil society. International Affairs at LSE (28 Apr 2010). Website.

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The news from Cuba that the Women in White – six women who are the wives and mothers of men currently in prison on the island for their political activities – were harassed by pro-government supporters prompts an evaluation of Cuban civil society. In particular the event highlights two contrasting visions of Cuba, which are exacerbated by external factors. This is especially apparent in the choice of language used in the BBC report and especially the term ‘political prisoner’, which reveals the highly polarised and uncertain nature of the internal social dynamics underpinning Cuba.

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 13:32
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2021 23:18

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