ANTH 423, Dr. Maximilian Forte, Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, Concordia University

Session 6: October 12, 2016

Cuba, Elections, Democracy, and Democratization

Lecture Points:

  • Anthropology and Democracy: Overview
  • Questions about Sovereignty and Democracy, Revolution and Democracy
  • The Real World of Cuban Democracy

Lecture Presentation

Reading Questions

Related materials by Arnold August, see:

and of related interest:

Required Reading:

The following chapters from: August, Arnold. (2013). Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion. Blackpoint, NS: Fernwood Publishing.
→ See Section 6 in the syllabus: Required Texts

Chapter 5: Democracy, Elections and the New State, 91-115
Chapter 7: Elections in Contemporary Cuba, 146-194
Chapter 8: The ANPP and the Municipality: Functioning Between Elections, 214-227
Chapter 9: The Future of Democratization: Facing the Tests, 228-232