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Cuba at a Crossroads: Politics and Economics after the Fourth Party Congress Jorge F. Pérez-López

Cuba at a Crossroads: Politics and Economics after the Fourth Party Congress

Jorge F. Pérez-López

Published August 20th 1994
ISBN : 9780813013107
Hardcover
300 pages
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Extremely useful to scholars and readers interested in Latin America, socialist countries in transition, U.S. foreign policy, comparative political and economic systems, [and] revolutionary change. . . . Will be an excellent textbook in coursesMoreExtremely useful to scholars and readers interested in Latin America, socialist countries in transition, U.S. foreign policy, comparative political and economic systems, [and] revolutionary change. . . . Will be an excellent textbook in courses related to those subjects.--Carmelo Mesa-Lago, University of PittsburghBy October 1991, when Cubas Fourth Communist Party Congress met, international communism had crumbled, and Cuba, mired in a deep recession, faced serious internal pressures and a hostile external economic environment.  These essays reflect the political and economic concerns highlighted at the congress.Despite their interdisciplinary approaches and differences in point of view, the authors agree that significant change in Cuba is imminent and that the country stands at the intersection of several roads, each associated with alternative models of political and economic organization.  Where appropriate, they evaluate the strategies that the Cuban leadership is currently pursuing.ContentsIntroduction: Cuban Politics and Economics in the 1990s, by Jorge F. Pérez-LópezLeadership Strategies and Mass Support:  Cuban Politics before and after the 1991 Communist Party Congress, by Jorge I. DomínguezThe Party, the Fourth Congress, and the Process of Counterreform, by Juan M. del AguilaContinuity and Change in Cubas International Relations, by Damián J. FernándezCubas Economic Strategy and Alternative Futures, by Archibald R. M. RitterReflections on Economic Policy: Cubas Food Program, by Sergio G. RocaCubas Labor Adjustment Policies during the Special Period, by Sergio Díaz-Briquets and Jorge F. Pérez-LópezTourism in Cuba: A Development Strategy for the 1990s? by María Dolores EspinoCuban Biotechnology: A First World Approach to Development, by Julie M. FeinsilverIslands of Capitalism in an Ocean of Socialism: Joint Ventures in Cubas Development Strategy, by Jorge F. Pérez-LópezReforming Cubas Economic System from Within, by Andrew ZimbalistEconomic Reform in Cuba:  Lessons from Eastern Europe, by Jorge F. Pérez-López