The Cuban Way

Capitalism, Communism, and Confrontation
Author: Ana Julia Jatar-Hausmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 161
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Focusing on the experiences of the people who actually reside on the island, this book is an original analysis of the economic policies and trends in socialist Cuba. The analysis is based on first-hand data collected during Dr. Jatar's multiple trips to Cuba in the past four years, including a survey of more than 200 self-employed individuals as well as interviews with government officials, academics and average Cubans on the street. Jatar emphasizes the unique aspects of Cuba's current economy. The issues discussed in each chapter are complemented with vignettes depicting the daily problems of real people. This adds depth to the discussion by presenting the reader with dilemmas and complexities of a socialist country in transition towards a more open economy. The reader sees that it has not been easy for Cubans to find the right mix of social equality and political freedom. The book is a result of Dr. Jatar's personal journey in that she was born in Cuba and left the island when she was only two years old. She returned to Cuba in 1994 and found a deep need to understand Cuban society. She decided to write the book to share this personal quest with those who share the same curiosity about Cuba.

Kuba unter Castro — Das Dilemma der dreifachen Blockade

Die kontraproduktive Politik der „Demokratieförderung“ seitens der USA und der EU
Author: Susanne Gratius
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663105784
Category: Political Science
Page: 378
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Kuba ist nicht nur ein Sonderfall in der Transitionsforschung, sondern auch ein Beispiel für das Scheitern der proklamierten Strategie der Demokratieförderung der EU und der USA. Das Buch zeigt, wie ihre kontraproduktive Politik - Sanktionen einerseits, Engagement andererseits - dazu beigetragen hat, das Castro-Regime in Kuba zu stabilisieren.

Cuba After Communism


Author: Eliana A.. Cardoso,Eliana A. Cardoso,Ann Helwege
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262031974
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 148
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Honorable Mention in the category of Economics in the 1992 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. As once-powerful communist rulers flee their presidential palaces and centralized economies give way to free markets, the future of Latin America's last socialist country hangs in the balance. In a fast-paced style that is both technically sophisticated and admirably free of economic jargon, Eliana Cardoso and Ann Helwege provide a much-needed roadmap for a peaceful and productive transition from communism to capitalism. They vividly depict the tough choices facing Cuba in the years ahead, proposing a series of reforms to ease Cuba through a transition to capitalism while preserving some legitimate gains - such as those in education and health care - that socialism has provided the Cuban people. The authors begin with the crux of Cuba's predicament: it is an overly centralized single-crop economy that is fast running out of money, and it can no longer depend on privileged trade relations with the former Soviet Union. In this difficult period, Cuba faces the challenge of managing an increasingly chaotic, dysfunctional economy. Is Cuba's transition to capitalism bound to yield another Haiti? Cardoso and Helwege answer with a resounding no. They begin their analysis with a fascinating history of the political roots of Cuba, from Cuban "independence" after the Spanish-American War to the rise of Castro and the development of a socialist economy. After discussing the various economic alternatives from neighboring countries—models as diverse as those of Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Chile—the authors present a systematic program to help Cuba prevent economic decline and political chaos, involving rapid privatization and the attraction of foreign investment—while at the same time providing safeguards against the excesses and inequalities endemic to Latin American capitalism. Eliana Cardoso is Associate Professor of Economics at the Fletcher School of Law and Dipolomacy, and Ann Helwege is Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, both at Tufts University. They are authors of an undergraduate text, Latin America's Economy: Diversity, Trends, and Conflicts.

Cuban Communism, 1959-2003


Author: Irving Louis Horowitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351524739
Category: Political Science
Page: 735
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"Cuban Communism remains, like its previous ten editions, an important contribution to the field of Cuban Studies. It includes many useful chronological facts, as well as a selection of Fidel Castro's speeches which are interesting and informative for any reader interested in the island." -- Maria Gropas, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge This new 11th edition of a classic text, come to be known as "the bible of Cuban Studies," emphasizes two key issues of the twenty-first century. First, transition concerns in a world without Castro, and second, the continuing embargo of Cuba by the United States in the aftermath of a major change in the presidency. Cuban Communism has been updated to take account of changes in the 44 years of Castro's rule since seizing power in 1959. In addition to articles and essays that represent new developments in Cuba, the work boasts a database upgrade that makes it more important to students, scholars, and researchers. The volume has expanded the section on future prospects for civil society and democracy in a post-Castro environment; including "Regime Change in Cuba" by Eusebio Mujal-Leon and Joshua W. Busby; "Transition Scenarios" by Randolph H. Pherson, and "A Policy Conundrum over Cuba" by Edward Gonzalez. It also contains a chronology of events from 1959 through 2002. Finally, the new work contains a carefully constructed Who's Who of important players in Cuba and the regime during the Castro period up to the present. Other articles new to the 11th edition of Cuban Communism are by Ernesto Betancourt, "Cuba's Balance of Payment Gap"; Carmelo Mesa-Lago, "The Cuban Economy From 1999-2001"; Taylor Boas, "The Internet and U.S. Policy toward Cuba"; Aldo M. Leiva, "Environmental Technology Transfer and Foreign Investment"; Moises Asis, "Judaism in Cuba"; Wolf Grabendorff, "A View from the European Union." More than ever, it is a must volume for those interested in political systems and social structures. Irving Louis Horowitz is Hannah Arendt Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science at Rutgers University. Among his works are Three Worlds of Development, Beyond Empire and Revolution, and his Bacardi Lectures on Cuba that was published as The Conscience of Worms and the Cowardice of Lions. Jaime Suchlicki is Bacardi Professor of History at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Miami, and executive director of its Cuban-American and Cuban Center. He is author of From Columbus to Castro, University Students and Revolution in Cuba, and Mexico: From Montezuma to Nafta and Beyond.

The Cuban Revolution as Socialist Human Development


Author: Henry Veltmeyer,Mark Rushton
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004210431
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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The book argues that the Cuban Revolution should be understood as a model of socialist human development. Several particular features of this model were critical to the survival of the Cuban Revolution under conditions of neoliberal globalization.

Cuba's Second Economy

From Behind the Scenes to Center Stage
Author: Jorge F. Pérez López
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412820929
Category: History
Page: 221
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The economic crisis of the 1990s has propelled the second economy from behind the scenes to center stage. Not only have black markets mushroomed, but second economy activities connected to the free-market that the Castro government has traditionally discouraged or even prosecuted are now being incorporated into the government's own economic strategy. Self-employment, cultivation of individual plots, and the use of foreign currencies to buy or sell goods, are now promoted with considerable enthusiasm by the leadership.

The Cuban Black Market


Author: Agnes Martha Wierzbicki
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 188
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Problems of Post-communism


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Communism
Page: N.A
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The Cuba reader

history, culture, politics
Author: Aviva Chomsky,Barry Carr,Pamela María Smorkaloff
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 723
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The essential collection of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, history and cultral writing from and about Cuba. The latest in the series that also includes the Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru Readers.

ISLA


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Latin America
Page: N.A
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Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.

The Cuban Economy at the Start of the Twenty-first Century


Author: Jorge I. Domínguez,Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva,Lorena Barberia
Publisher: Harvard Univ David Rockefeller
ISBN: 9780674017986
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 430
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How can Cuba address the challenges of economic development and transformation that have bedeviled so many Latin American and Eastern European countries? For the Cuban and American social scientists and policy experts writing in this timely and provocative volume, the answer lies in examining Cuba's development trajectory by delving into issues ranging from the political economy of reform to their impact on specific sectors including export development, foreign direct investment, and U.S.-Cuba trade.

Cuba in Transition

Papers and Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE).
Author: Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy. Meeting
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cuba
Page: N.A
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New West Indian guide


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Netherlands Antilles
Page: N.A
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Law and Business Review of the Americas


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Commercial law
Page: N.A
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Washington Report on the Hemisphere


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Latin America
Page: N.A
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Cuba

A Country Study
Author: Rex A. Hudson
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 454
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4th edition. Edited by Rex A. Hudson. Prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. Research completed April 2001. Describes and analyzes the economic, national security, political, and social systems and institutions of Cuba.

Cuba Libre

A Brief History of Cuba
Author: Paul J. Dosal
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 152
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As a work intended as concise supplementary reading for undergraduates, in the general pattern of Harlan Davidson’s American and European History Series, Paul Dosal’s Cuba Libre is a smashing success—relating the fascinating history of the island nation in 150 pages of lively narrative—one that will set the tone for the volumes to follow. In its selection of facts and figures and steadily paced storyline, this succinct history of Cuba, from first contact with Europeans to the present, will appeal to students and instructors alike as interesting and informative reading for the Latin American and World History surveys, as well as specialized courses in Cuban history of Latin American-U.S. relations.

Encyclopedia of Capitalism


Author: Syed B. Hussain
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1115
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Since the Industrial Revolution, capitalism has developed from a practical theory into a major force that has an impact on almost every facet of the global economy. Having been modified and adapted to meet the demands of a changing world, capitalism has proven a resilient and, most would agree, productive economic system. The end of the cold war and the acceptance of capitalistic elements by almost every country in the world even those that at one time were most antagonistic to capitalism, such as the countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc, China, and Cuba has been taken by some as an indication that capitalism is the supreme economic force in the world today. Encyclopedia of Capitalism, a unique three-volume A-to-Z set, examines all aspects of capitalism, including its history, philosophy, theories, key thinkers, impact on individual countries, and much more. Comprised of approximately 750 authoritative entries dealing with the rise and development of capitalism from Adam Smith to today, the set is edited by a specialist in the area of international economics, and all entries are written by scholars and experts in the field. International in scope and containing comprehensive coverage of subjects, many of which cannot be found in other books on the topic, this work is an essential reference for any student, scholar, or general reader with an interest in politics, economics, or history. The first and only encyclopedic set focusing exclusively on this phenomenon, Encyclopedia of Capitalism provides clearly written definitions, descriptions, and explanations of topics and terms that one is likely to encounter when studying capitalism. With more and more countries participating in capitalist business practices, this work serves as a timely, accessible reference on the subject. Coverage includes: Biographies of capitalists, economic theorists, and others who have played key roles in the development of capitalism, including Charles A. Beard, John Keynes, Jiang Zemin, Vladimir I. Lenin, Herbert Marcuse, George Soros, and Cornelius Vanderbilt Industries such as agriculture, banking, and tourism Economic theories and concepts, including dependency, game theory, hegemony, imperialism, class structure, and business cycles Political economy and systems of government such as social democracy and liberalism. Terms, including currency, free trade, recession, subsidies, and venture capital Individual countries such as Cambodia, Canada, Iraq, Russia, and the United States Corporations, conglomerates, and businesses, including Altria (Philip Morris), J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Reliant Energy, Sony, and WorldCom Historical events such as the Industrial Revolution, Thirty Years' War, and War of 1812.