State Resistance to Globalisation in Cuba

State Resistance to Globalisation in Cuba

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In a world dominated by neo-liberal globalisation, Cuba stands apart as a tiny enclave of resistance to the free market economy. Its success -- in the face of massive opposition from the US and the apparent triumph of neoliberalism worldwide -- is remarkable. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which the government and the people of Cuba have actively resisted neo-liberal globalisation. The author challenges those on the Left who romantically support the Cuban Revolution as well as those who claim that the free market is the ideal economic model for all states. Instead, he presents an intelligent account of the serious and contradictory consequences of Cuba's social, political and economic restructuring. How is it that the Cuban Communist Party continues to exist? To what extent is Cuba affected by global trends and pressures? The author revisits the history of the Cuban Revolution, and the crisis after the fall of Cuba's superpower ally, the Soviet Union, to provide answers to these questions. {Baez} is distinct in offering Cuba as a case that offers the potential for a general critique of globalization and contemporary arguments on how to politically resist it" Dr Richard Saull. Dept of International Relations, Leicester Universityshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 132.6 x 216.9 x 14.5mm | 326.59g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745321453
  • 9780745321455
  • 1,076,222

About Antonio Carmona Baez

Antonio Carmona Baez is a young Puerto Rican scholar and activist. Currently based in the Netherlands, he works at the TNI (TransNational Institute) along with such opponents of globalisation as Susan George and Walden Bello. His forthcoming book on the condition of labour in Cuba will be published later this year by Routledge.show more

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"(Baez) is distinct in offering Cuba as a case that offers the potential for a general critique of globalization and contemporary arguments on how to politically resist it" Dr Richard Saull. Dept of International Relations, Leicester University"show more

Table of contents

Preface 1. Introduction: Neo-liberal Globalisation, Socialism and Anti-Imperialist State Resistance 2. Conceptualising Cuban Socialism: The Pillars of the Revolution 3. The Causes and Consequences of Cuba's Crisis in the 1990's 4. Structural Adjustments and Social Forces in Cuba: How Cuba's Economic Model Was Shaped by Global Trends 5. Conclusions and Considerations Bibliography Indexshow more

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