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Editors: Alberto Gabriele (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland)
Book Description:
This book is the product of collaborations between Cuban and European social scientists. Without ignoring the devastating impact of the US embargo, it shows that Cuba’s grave economic impasse is endogenously rooted in the contradictions of its peculiar version of state socialism. These contradictions led to a strongly idealistic and egalitarian bias in economic and social policies, implying a severe underestimation of the objective constraints imposed by the relevance of the law of value in the domain of social relations of production and exchange. Two of their most severe manifestations of the crisis of Cuba’s traditional state socialist model are the parlous state of the agricultural sector and the emergence of multiple and novel forms of income inequality. (Imprint: Nova)

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This book has been reviewed in the following publication. To read the review, click on the corresponding link below and scroll to page 15:

CubaNews. - Reviewed by Johannes Werner, Editor, Cuba Standard/CubaNews

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Table of Contents:
Introduction. Changes in Cuba: key political and institutional determinants
(Juan Publio Triana Cordoví) pp. 1-6

Chapter 1. Five Decades of State Socialism in Cuba: An Introduction to Post-Congress Reform Challenges
(Alberto Gabriele) pp. 7-56

Chapter 2. Evaluation of the impact of recent reform measures on Cuba’s agricultural performance
(Armando Nova González) pp. 57-78

Chapter 3. Cuba’s Macroeconomic Crisis and Reform. The Role of the New Non-State Actors
(Pavel Vidal Alejandro and Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva (with a contribution by Alexandra Wielink) pp. 79-96

Chapter 4. Commercial Circuits and Economic Inequality
(Sara Romanò) pp. 97-130

Chapter 5. Cuban reforms at a crossroads
(Alberto Gabriele and Pavel Vidal Alejandro) pp. 131-148

Index pp. 149-158

   Series:
      Latin American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012- November
   Pages: 158, 6 x 9 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62257-449-0
   Status: AV
  
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