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Reinventing Revolution

The Renovation Of Left Discourse In Cuba And Mexico, 1st Edition

By Edward J Mccaughan


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Based on in-depth interviews with 74 intellectuals of the Lefts in Cuba and Mexico, Reinventing Revolution explores the rapidly changing thinking of progressives on the big?and enduring?questions of democracy, economic alternatives, and national sovereignty. Offering a unique world-systems perspective on the sociology of intellectuals and ideology,

Table of Contents

Introduction: Global Change, Paradigm Crisis, and the Renovation of Left Discourse, The Backdrop: From the Revolutionary 1960s to the Neoliberal1980s-What's Left?, Democracy I: The Persistence of Socialist and Liberal Orthodoxies, Democracy II: Renovative Perspectives on Democracy, Socialism I: State vs. Market, Socialism II: Renovative Perspectives on Economic Alternatives, National Sovereignty I: The Nation-State in the Post-Cold War, Globalized World-System, National Sovereignty II: Toward a Relative Autonomy of the Nation-State, Conclusions: Past Imperfect, Present Tense, Future Conditional

About the Author

Edward J . McCaughan is assistant professor of sociology at Loyola University in New Orleans.

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