Cuba Under Ra?l Castro: Assessing the Reforms

Cuba Under Ra?l Castro: Assessing the Reforms

by Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Jorge P?rez-L?pez
     
 
What led to the dramatic social and economic reforms introduced by Cuba's president Raúl Castro? How effective have those reforms been? And what obstacles does Castro face in overcoming the country's chronic socioeconomic woes? Cuba Under Raúl Castro addresses these questions, offering a comprehensive analysis of the president's efforts during his first

Overview

What led to the dramatic social and economic reforms introduced by Cuba's president Raúl Castro? How effective have those reforms been? And what obstacles does Castro face in overcoming the country's chronic socioeconomic woes? Cuba Under Raúl Castro addresses these questions, offering a comprehensive analysis of the president's efforts during his first six years in office.

Editorial Reviews

Archibald R.M. Ritter
To date the definitive general survey, analysis, and evaluation of Cuba's economic and social policies and of its development experience during Raúl's presidency.... This study is comprehensive in scope, immensely detailed in its analysis, yet concise and focused.... It constitutes the best starting point for any observer, analyst, researcher, or scholar trying to understand and evaluate Cuba's economic experience during the Raúl era.
Lillian Guerra
The most wide-ranging, provocative, deeply researched and complete discussion of the nature, political underpinnings and impat of Raúl Castro's unprecedented economic reforms available today. Eminently accessible to a broad, interdisciplinary audience.
Roger R. Betancourt
[An] outstanding work.
Matthew Aho
By successfully providing readers with a novel framework within which to judge the current reforms—and their sustainability—the authors have made an important contribution to the contemporary thinking about Cuba. But an arguably more significant achievement stems from [their] willingness to delve into the opaque and fuzzy world of Cuban economic statistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588269041
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/06/2013
Pages:
295
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Carmelo Mesa-Lago is distinguished service professor emeritus of economics and Latin American studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of numerous books on Cuba, most recently Cuba's Aborted Reform: Socioeconomic Effects, International Comparisons, and Transition Policies (with Jorge F. Pérez-López).

Jorge Pérez-López is executive director of the Fair Labor Association in Washington, DC. His recent publications include Corruption in Cuba: Castro and Beyond.

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