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Personal dictatorships and the breakdown of authoritarianism

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2006
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From 1974-1990, more than thirty of the world's authoritarian regimes transitioned to democracy in what Samuel Huntington terms the third wave. Sixteen years following the conclusion of the third wave of democratization, the Castro regime remains the official government of the Cuban state. I examine what factors led to the continued existence of the Castro administration. Several factors account for the prolonged tenure of the Castro administration. Fidel was able to increase his political power through the monopolization of information. The ability of the Castro regime to maintain authority was further exacerbated as a result of the country's dependence on Soviet financing, the repositioning of a weakened Catholic Church, contradictory foreign policies of external actors such as the United States, and a powerless civil society.
Title: Personal dictatorships and the breakdown of authoritarianism: Cuba and the third wave of democratization.
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Name(s): Velez, Jared.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
electronic resource
Extent: vi, 61 leaves : ill.
Language(s): English
Summary: From 1974-1990, more than thirty of the world's authoritarian regimes transitioned to democracy in what Samuel Huntington terms the third wave. Sixteen years following the conclusion of the third wave of democratization, the Castro regime remains the official government of the Cuban state. I examine what factors led to the continued existence of the Castro administration. Several factors account for the prolonged tenure of the Castro administration. Fidel was able to increase his political power through the monopolization of information. The ability of the Castro regime to maintain authority was further exacerbated as a result of the country's dependence on Soviet financing, the repositioning of a weakened Catholic Church, contradictory foreign policies of external actors such as the United States, and a powerless civil society.
Identifier: 314775882 (oclc), 11576 (digitool), FADT11576 (IID), fau:1310 (fedora)
Note(s): by Jared Velez.
Typescript (Photocopy).
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2006.
Bibliography: leaves 59-61.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Catholic Church
Democracy -- History
Democratization -- Cuba
Castro, Fidel, 1926-
Cuba -- Politics and government -- 1959-
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