A Conversation with Bert Hoffmann: Revolutionary Change and its Political Implications
In this conversation, Bert Hoffmann (FU, GIGA) explores the significance of the Cuban Revolution for politics in the region and Cuba-US relations.
News vom 17.03.2021
As part of LV "Development and Political Institutions in Latin America-with a Focus on South America", various distinguished scholars offered their time to discuss their respective research on Latin American political institutions. In total, there will be four “conversations” with Profs. Bert Hoffmann (FU), Pablo Policzer (University of Calgary), Laurence Whitehead (Nuffield College, University of Oxford), and Maxwell A. Cameron (UBC). The themes were methodology, normative implications (above all for democratic theory and comparative democratization), as well as empirical.
In this conversation, Bert Hoffmann, professor of politics at FU and head of the Berlin GIGA office, explores the significance of the Cuban Revolution for politics in the region and Cuba-US relations. Beginning with the question whether the Cuban Revolution has been the most significant event in Latin American history since independence, Hoffmann discusses the meaning of “significance” in comparative perspective, highlights the effects of the Cuban Revolution in the region, and highlights the various phases of the Cuban revolutionary state.
The link to the video can be found here.