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From revolutionary movements to political parties : cases from Latin America and Africa

Author: Kalowatie Deonandan; David Close; Gary Prevost
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"This book brings together a diverse group of experts to undertake a comparative analysis of the transition from politico-military movements to political parties of several of the most significant Latin American and African revolutionary movements of the late twentieth century. Not only is this a timely volume, but it is also the first project of its kind. As such, it promises to make a hugely important contribution  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kalowatie Deonandan; David Close; Gary Prevost
ISBN: 1403980101 9781403980106
OCLC Number: 122701645
Description: xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Transitioning from revolutionary movements to political parties and making the revolution "stick" / David Close, Gary Prevost --
From guerrilla to government to opposition and back to government: the Sandinistas since 1979 / David Close --
Guatelmala: from the guerrilla struggle to a divided left / Carlos Figueroa Ibarra, Salvador Mart I Puig --
The left's long road to power in Uruguay / Martin Weinstein --
The Colombian contradiction: lessons drawn from guerrilla experiments in demobilization and electoralism / Suzanne Wilson, Leah A. Carroll --
Guyana's PPP: from socialism to national democracy / Kalowatie Deonandan --
Revolutionaries in power: the evolution of the African National Congress / Gary Prevost --
Born powerful? Authoritarian politics in postliberation Eritrea and Zimbabwe / Sara Rich Dorman --
Revolutionaries to politicians: the case of Mozambique / Carrie Manning --
Angola: from revolutionary movement to reactionary regime / Assis Malaquias --
Revolutionaries to politicians: can the transition succeed? / Kalowatie Deonandan.
Responsibility: edited by Kalowatie Deonandan, David Close, and Gary Prevost.
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This volume is a series of original articles analyzing eleven case studies (from Africa and the Americas) of revolutionary movements that have reconstituted themselves into formal political parties.  Read more...


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'This volume will fill a large void in the academic literature and make a hugely important contribution to Latin American Studies, African Studies, and in the study of revolutions and Read more...

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