Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico : Negotiating Development and Change

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In the midst of significantly changing economic and political relations with the United States, Puerto Rico is struggling to find a new - and effective - development path. James Dietz examines the island's contemporary development trajectory, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis. Dietz considers where Puerto Rico's economy is today, why, and how its challenging state of affairs might be improved. Throughout, building on his acclaimed Economic History of Puerto Rico, he explores the historical, social, and political forces that have accompanied Puerto Rico's course from the 1940s to the first decade of the twenty-first century.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 210 pages
  • 144.8 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 430.92g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588261220
  • 9781588261229

Table of contents

An Overview of Economic and Social Progress. Puerto Rico's Development Path: A Comparison with East Asia and Latin America. Dimensions of Ownership and Control. Accounting for Economic Growth. The End of "Operation Bootstrap." The "New" Economy.show more

Review quote

"This book is a must for anyone interested in learning more about Puerto Rico." - Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz "A timely, novel, and important contribution.... It should stimulate a vital debate about whether a higher stage of development in Puerto Rico can be reached under present circumstances." - Orlando Sotomayorshow more

About James L. Dietz

James L. Dietz is professor of economics at California State University, Fullerton.show more