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

"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 to the fields of Latin American Studies and African Studies, as well as to our understanding of revolutions and the processes of democratization."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2007
Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2007
Case studies
xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
9781403980106, 1403980101
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