Cuba: a revolution in motion

Fernwood Pub., 21 févr. 2004 - 240 pages
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This overview of modern Cuban history focuses on the country's post-Soviet economic collapse, the measures that President Castro's government took in response, and their ensuing results and impact. It neither paints Cuba as a perfect society nor universal model for Third World development. But it does show that Cuba demonstrates that even relatively small countries can pursue a path of economic and social development while avoiding the problems endemic in the rest of Latin America. The author argues that the country's political stability is not merely the result of authoritarianism, but that the Cuban political system incorporates important elements of democracy that encourage participation and help generate public support. Cuba today continues to have huge problems, but the wider significance of the Cuban Revolution rests on its practical demonstration that it is possible to pursue radical and humane development policies which are at complete variance with the increasingly criticized nostrums of neoliberal economics being foisted on the rest of the world.

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Review: Cuba: A Revolution in Motion

Avis d'utilisateur  - Carlos Martinez - Goodreads

For a concise overview of Cuba's modern history, its systems of democracy, its struggles against racism at home and globally, its historic role in the defeat of apartheid, and its place in a growing 'non-aligned' world, there is no better book than this. Highly recommended. Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Cuba: A Revolution in Motion

Avis d'utilisateur  - Michelle - Goodreads

Lots of good information. Over written, unclear sentences to get at very good points. Obviously pro Cuba and presents mostly just that side. Very informative, packed with good info on how special Cuba is. Consulter l'avis complet

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From Columbus to Revolution
Governance in Cuba
Race Inequality and Revolution
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Isaac Saney teaches at Henson College, Dalhousie University, Canada.

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