The Cuban Way: Capitalism, Communism and Confrontation / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Kumarian Press, Inc.
* Named "Outstanding Academic Title" by CHOICE Magazine
* Uses first-hand accounts to provide a balanced report of the socialist Cuban reality
* For anyone seriously debating the US policy toward Cuba
Relating the experiences of contemporary Cuban people, this book is an original analysis of the economic policies and trends in socialist Cuba. Based on Jatar-Hausmann’s personally-collected data, it surveys more than two-hundred self-employed individuals, and includes interviews with government officials, academics, and average citizens. Vignettes depicting citizen’s daily struggles illustrate dilemmas and complexities of a socialist nation transitioning to a more open economy.
|Publisher:||Kumarian Press, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Ana Julia Jatar-Hausmann is a Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC. She was previously a full-time researcher and professor at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración in Venezuela (1986-92) and headed the antitrust agency in Venezuela(1992-94). She earned a Ph.D. in Economics at Warwick University, United Kingdom.
Table of Contents
1) The Same, but Different; 2) Living with Socialism; 3) Socialism or Growth: Cuba in the Golden '80s; 4) The Early '90s: A Very "Special Period"; 5) Hunting for Dollars; 6) Capitalism "a la Cubana"; 7) A Portrait of the Self-employed: Cuba's Landrafters; 8) Bigger-is-Better Capitalism; 9) What Comes Next? Ending the Long-distance Civil War
What People are Saying About This
Bernard Aronson, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, 1989-93
In most debates about Cuba today there is far more heat than light. Jatar-Hausmann focuses on the facts and offers an important picture of Cuban realities. Whether one agrees or disagrees with her conclusions, The Cuban Way is must reading for anyone seriously debating US policy toward Cuba.