Cuban Politics: The Revolutionary Experiment (Washington by Rhoda Rabkin

By Rhoda Rabkin

The Cuban Revolution offers a combined list of achievements and screw ups. during this complete research of Cuban politics, Rhoda Rabkin examines the associations, rules, and function of progressive Cuba. The learn, a part of the Politics in Latin the USA Hoover establishment Series, concisely and punctiliously addresses the foremost matters debated through students about the Cuban progressive adventure. those contain: the improvement deadlock of pre-revolutionary Cuba, premiums of progressive socio-economic growth, elite factionalism, the position of the army, succession politics, admire for human rights, and the relevance of the Cuban version to different constructing international locations. Rabkin analyzes with specific care Cuban efforts to reconcile progressive management (including the distinct position of Fidel Castro) with renowned participation in associations of presidency and mass firms. The learn additionally analyzes extensive the most probably implications of the Gorbachev period for Cuban socialism.

The meticulous inclusion of resource references to the scholarly literature permits readers to pursue arguable concerns in larger intensity. In a box too usually ruled by means of polemics, Rabkin presents her readers with a decent, target synthesis of latest scholarship at the Cuban Revolution. Chapters conceal: history to the revolution; communism Fidel-style (1959-1970); associations and coverage (1970-1986); the socialist financial system; Cuban overseas coverage; the rectification interval (1986 to the present); and a concluding review of the Cuban progressive socialist improvement model.

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