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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... economic blockade on 6 July 1960 , when the US Congress gave President
Eisenhower authority to reduce the import quota for Cuban sugar by 700 , 000
tons , these links have been an economic lifeline . The demise of the CAME
... the emphasis on free mass education and health provision , full employment ,
national economic sovereignty , popular political participation and economic
assistance from Cuba and the Soviet Union gave clear parallels to Cuba after
The 1901 Platt Amendment , which gave the USA the right to restrict Cuban
sovereignty in foreign affairs , and the 1903 Reciprocity Treaty tied Cuba ' s trade
into a dependent relationship with the US economy ( see Pérez 1982 : 192 – 9 ) .
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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