Analyzing the political and social agendas of contemporary Cuba, Cuban scholars address several controversial themes, including the relation between democracy and socialism, strategies for economic development and patterns of social change. Taking into account the difficulties Cuba faces as it confronts changing international trade relations and diminishing aid from Moscow, contributors examine specific economic problems such as the large external debt and shortages of material goods, and explore various aspects of domestic life in Cuba. Finally, they offer a retrospective view of the revolution - its origins and accomplishments and the obstacles to achieving ideological objectives.
About the Author:
Ronald H. Chilcote is professor of political science and economics at the University of California, Riverside. He is founder and managing editor of Latin American Perspectives and author and editor of numerous books and articles, including Theories of Development and Underdevelopment.
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