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Cuban Communism under Raúl Castro (2006-2014)

Centeno, RI (2016) Cuban Communism under Raúl Castro (2006-2014). PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

Drawing on a theory of non-transition from communist rule, in this thesis I argue that in the period 2006-2014 Cuba experienced a change from a charismatic post-totalitarian regime to a maturing post-totalitarian one. The basic argument behind these concepts is that the loss of the charisma of Fidel Castro as a source of legitimacy – he stepped down in 2006 – has pushed forward economic performance as a compensatory source, which explains the market reforms of Raúl Castro.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Cuba, regime, leadership, ideology, legitimacy, post-totalitarianism
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Politics (Sheffield)
Depositing User: RI Centeno
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2016 10:15
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:18
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/12244

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