The Cuban Revolution into the 1990s: Cuban Perspectives

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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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Democracy and Socialism
1 Reform and the Future of Cuban Socialism 11
2 Cuba: Utopia and Reality Thirty Years Later 17
3 Political Culture and Popular Participation 31
4 Political Leadership in Cuba 47
5 Cuban Socialism: Prospects and Challenges 61
6 Reflections on the Lessons of Che 79
Pt. 2 Economic Development
7 The Creativity of Che's Economic Thought 87
8 Cuban Economic Policy in the Process of Rectification 103
9 Structural Changes in the Cuban Economy 119
10 The Transformation of the Cuban Sugar Complex 131
Pt. 3 Social Questions
11 Youth and the Cuban Revolution 141
12 Social Policy and the Family in Socialist Cuba 147
13 Medical Applications of High Technology in Cuba 163
14 Thirty Years of Cuban Revolutionary Penal Law 175
About the Book 185
About the Contributors and Translators 187
Index 191
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