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Communist Single-Party Rule and Mass Organizations: Case Study of Vietnam and Cuba (2017_2_40_006)


The resilience of Communist single-party rule has been analyzed in the context of the development of stable democracies and resurgence of authoritarian rule. However, there has been little progress in the analysis of communist and totalitarian regimes. One reason for this is considered to be the fact that most communist states disappeared after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Only several have remained. However there has not been enough analysis to understand why those few survived.

We will study Vietnam and Cuba, two of the few remaining communist states, and in particular, we will focus on the role of mass organizations. We believe that mass organizations in both countries have consolidated their communist regimes by listening to the needs of the people and making the government fulfill those needs.


April 2017 - March 2019

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Yamaoka Kanako
[ Co-researcher ] Ishizuka Futaba

  • Ajia Keizai (in Japanese)