by Antonio Carmona Baez - £26.99 Pluto Press (2004)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780745321455 | ISBN 10: 0745321453
In a world dominated by neo-liberal globalisation, Cuba stands apart as a tiny enclave of resistance to the free market economy. Its success - in the face of massive opposition from the US and the apparent triumph of neo-liberalism worldwide - is remarkable. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which the government and the people of Cuba have actively resisted neo-liberal globalisation. The author challenges those on the left who romantically support the Cuban Revolution as well as those who claim that the free market is the ideal economic model for all states. Instead, he presents an intelligent account of the serious and contradictory consequences of Cuba's social, political and economic restructuring. How should we account for the success of the Cuban Communist Party? To what extent is Cuba affected by global trends and pressures? The author revisits the history of the Cuban Revolution, and the crisis after the fall of Cuba's superpower ally, the Soviet Union, to provode answers to these questions.
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