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Globalization and Third-World Socialism: Cuba and Vietnam
     

Globalization and Third-World Socialism: Cuba and Vietnam

by C. Brundenius
 
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it appeared that development would be defined by the neo-liberal strategy of integration into the world market. This book investigates alternative strategies for developing countries through case studies of Cuba and Vietnam, and with reference to the experience of China. The essays assess the transitions of the two countries to

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After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it appeared that development would be defined by the neo-liberal strategy of integration into the world market. This book investigates alternative strategies for developing countries through case studies of Cuba and Vietnam, and with reference to the experience of China. The essays assess the transitions of the two countries to world market integration, with emphasis on the role of state enterprises, structural transformation, and provision of social welfare.

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In revisions of presentations to a workshop in Copenhagen in June 1998, professionals in development, some actually from the two countries profiled, examine how Cuba and Vietnam have responded to the collapse of the Soviet bloc by opening up their economies, facilitating foreign investment, and introducing economic reforms. Both countries retain a commitment to social development, having for example high literacy rates, though Cuba is far ahead in providing health services to the population and in markers of development generally. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333800430
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)

Meet the Author

Claes Brundenius is Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen.

John Weeks is Professor of Development Economics and Director of the Centre for Development Policy and Research at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

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