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Cuba’s Electoral System and the Dilemmas of the 2st Century: Between the Liberal-Democratic Tradition and True Participation

By Daniel Rafuls Pineda We remain convinced the people of Cuba would be best served by genuine democracy, where people are free to choose their leaders, express their ideas, practice their faith; where the commitment to economic and social justice is … Continue reading

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Notes on Contributors

Fabricio Pereira da Silva is Associate Professor of Political Studies at University of Rio de Janeiro, and also teaches in the PhD program in Political Science at the Universidade Federal Fluminense. His fields of interest are: popular participation, democratic theory, … Continue reading

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Editorial note Radical Perspectives on Intellectual Property edited & Introduced by Mat Callahan Introduction: Why Intellectual Property? Why Now? Mat Callahan, Running Through the Jungle: My Introduction to Intellectual Property Michael Perelman, The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Jim Rogers, Canary … Continue reading

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Lobbying the European Commission: Open or Secret?1

It is already widely recognized not only that there is little popular involvement in the European Union’s decision-making, but also that there is scant public knowledge of ‘who’ its decision-makers actually are (McGiffen 2005; Chari & Kritzinger 2006). In particular, … Continue reading

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US-EU Defence Relations: Competitors – or Partners in Crime?

“As its foreign policy shows, the United States is clearly distancing itself from the common set of values defined after the tragic experiences of World Wars I and II and shared by Europeans and Americans in the framework of the … Continue reading

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War, Xenophobia, and the Death Agony of the Danish Social Democratic Welfare State

This paper analyzes how the Danish welfare state and socialism in Denmark have declined since the 1970s, and how this has accelerated since the beginning of the century. The reasons for this can be found in the hegemonic shift in … Continue reading

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Only Nazi Games? Berlin 1936:The Olympic Games between Sports and Politics1

At the 29th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1931, delegates met in Barcelona, Spain to determine the location of the 11th Olympic Summer Games. One month later the IOC awarded the 1936 Olympic Games to Berlin. While … Continue reading

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Paths to Development through Trade: EU-Led Trade Liberalization vs. South-South Cooperation

Historical background Since its inception in 1957, the member states of the European Economic Community (EEC) have been actively expanding their trade with the more dependent states in the Global South through consecutive treaties.1 The signing of the Cariforum-European Community … Continue reading

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Raya Dunayevskaya, The Power of Negativity: Selected Writings on the Dialectic in Hegel and Marx, eds. Peter Hudis and Kevin B. Anderson (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2002)

This excellent volume offers a unique collection of essays, correspondences, drafts, presentations and papers that effectively span Raya Dunayevskaya’s later years after the break with Trotsky (1938) and C.L.R. James (mid-1950s). The documents are clearly presented and are well-chosen, offering … Continue reading

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Ennis Carter, ed., Posters for the People: Art of the WPA (Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2008)

Ennis Carter, has assembled almost 500 artistically accomplished and socially consequential posters produced by the Poster Division of the Federal Arts Program (a project of the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration, or WPA). Her short Introduction notes that artists engaged … Continue reading

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