Cuba from Revolution to Development
Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the subsequent demise of CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Advancement), the international communist trading bloc, observers have been predicting that Cuba will go the same way as the rest of the Warsaw Pact: 'market forces' replacing planning directives, and with political representation through political parties competing periodically for the national vote.
Cuba has defied the pundits. And, in the opinion of the author, will not succumb to the liberalizing pressures of the globalized world economy. Cuba faces problems, and in this book the scale of these pressures is assessed in the context of Cuban development since the revolution in 1959. The alternative policy strategies put forward in the traditional literature are theoretically addressed, with the ideological implications of each programme emphasized.
Cuba does face a new, hostile international economic environment, and choices have to be made. But these are political choices, rather than economic ones. The possible economic options open to Cuba are discussed, in light of the political constraints and parameters within which market forces must operate.
'Examining intelligently the different options available to Havana's policy-makers, Ken Cole's mastery of economic theory allows him to explain in accessible language Cuba's economic decline and ensuing surprising recovery in the 1990s....required reading for students and teachers of Cuban affairs, as well as newsmen, policy-makers and investors who need to learn the why and how behind Cuba's promising economic renewal.'
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The nationalization of US assets ' without compensation ' became the rationale
for US hostility , which began with the bombing of sugar mills in Pinar del Rió and
Camagüey provinces in October 1959 . On 17 March 1960 President ...
But as a consequence of US hostility to government policy , the revolution
became explicitly anticapitalist . Even so , progress and prosperity in Cuba was
seen to depend crucially upon the capitalist nature of the world economy , which
had to ...
Between January and April 1970 it became clear that the harvest would be
considerably less than the target , and on 19 May Fidel Castro announced that
the target could not be met ( on this period see Brunner 1977 : 101 – 9 ) . There
was a ...
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The Cuban predicament
The revolutionary imperative
The intellectual parameters of Cuban development
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Democracy and Revolution: Latin America and Socialism Today
D. L. Raby,Dawn Linda Raby
Affichage d'extraits - 2006