State Resistance to Globalisation in Cuba
State Resistance to Globalisation in Cuba
Brand: Pluto Press

State Resistance to Globalisation in Cuba

  • Publish Date: 2004-05-20
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Antonio Carmona Baez

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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 University

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