From Revolutionary Movements to Political Parties: Cases from Latin America and Africa / Edition 1

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This volume is a series of original articles analyzing eleven case studies of revolutionary movements which have reconstituted themselves into formal political parties now contesting electoral politics. These case studies are drawn from Africa and the Americas and examined within the context of the democratic transitions which have taken place in the developing world. The book's principal objective is to analyze the factors influencing the successes and failures of these former politico-military movements within this new context of democracy and electoralism.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"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 democratization."
--Hector Perla, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ohio University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403980106
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/10/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 9.67 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Kalowatie Deonandan is Professor of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan. David Close is Professor of Political Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Gary Prevost is Professor of Political Science, Saint John's University/College of St. Benedict.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Transitions from Revolutionary Movements to Political Parties and Making the Revolution "Stick"--David Close & Gary Prevost
• Revolutionaries in Power: The Evolution of the African National Congress--Gary Prevost
• Born Powerful: Authoritarian Politics in Post-liberation Eritrea and Zimbabwe--Sara Rich Dorman
• Revolutionaries to Politicians: The Case of Mozambique--Carrie Manning
• Angola: From Revolutionary Movement to Reactionary Regime--Assis Malaquias
• From Guerrillas to Government to Opposition and Back to Government: The Sandinistas since 1979--David Close
• Guatemala: From the
Guerrilla Struggle to a Divided Left--Carlos Figueroa Ibarra & Salvador Martí 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 Carroll
• Guyana's PPP in Guyana: From Socialism to National Democracy--Kalowatie Deonandan
• Revolutionaries to Politicians: Can the Transition Succeed?--Kalowatie Deonandan

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