Puerto Rico : Negotiating Development and Change
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.
- Paperback | 210 pages
- 152.4 x 223.5 x 12.7mm | 317.52g
- 31 May 2003
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
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.
"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 Sotomayor
About James L. Dietz
James L. Dietz is professor of economics at California State University, Fullerton.