IA Events


Publication date: Sep 24, 2013 12:15:04 PM

Start: Dec 3, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Dec 3, 2013 7:00:00 PM

Location: UCL-Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PN

Lecture and Book Launch: 'Cuba and its Neighbours - Democracy in Motion'


***UCL Institute of the Americas regrets to inform that this event is now cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any query or concern***

Author and journalist Arnold August will talk about his book Cuba and its Neighbours - Democracy in Motion (Zed Books, 2013). In this book, Arnold August explores Cuba’s unique form of democracy, presenting a detailed analysis of the country’s electoral process and the state’s functioning between elections. Comparing the Cuban system with practices in the US, Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, he describes Cuba as a laboratory where the process of democratization is continually in motion, and argues for better understanding, avoiding either blanket condemnation or idealistic political illusions.

Arnold August has an MA in political science from McGill University. He is an author, journalist and lecturer living in Montreal. He is the author of Democracy in Cuba and the 1997–98 Elections (Editorial José Martí), and a chapter on “Socialism and Elections” for the volume Cuban Socialism in a New Century: Adversity, Survival and Renewal (University Press of Florida).

Attendance to this event is free of charge but registration is required.