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Democracy and Revolution


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Table of Contents

1. The Disinherited Left: From Dogmatic Orthodoxy to Romantic Anti-Capitalism
2. Democracy, Formal or Substantive: When Liberalism Becomes Counter-Revolutionary
3. Socialism or Popular Power: Revolutionary Reality in a Globalised World
4. Originality and Relevance of the Cuban Revolution
5. Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela
6. Revolutions Aborted: Chile, Nicaragua, Portugal
7. Leadership, Movement and Representation: Populism and Revolutionary Strategy
8. The Way Forward: Democracy, Popular Power and Revolution

About the Author

D.L. Raby is Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of Liverpool, and also holds the rank of Professor Emeritus in the History Department of the University of Toronto. He is the author of Democracy and Revolution: Latin America and Socialism Today (Pluto, 2006). Raby has written many studies of Latin American and Iberian History and Politics, and is a long-standing activist in solidarity campaigns with Latin American struggles and social movements in the UK and Canada.


'Meticulously traces the journeys to power of Castro and Chavez, painting a vivid and thorough background to the key individuals, groups and movements involved' -- Morning Star
'A useful corrective to the mountain of lies published in the media and circulated by New Labour toadies' -- Tariq Ali
'A thoughtful examination of the revolutionary experience and traditions of Latin America - will provide lessons and encouragement for the contemporary Left across the globe' -- Richard Gott, author of Cuba: A New History, and Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution

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