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By Antonio Carmona Baez

ISBN-10: 0745321461

ISBN-13: 9780745321462

ISBN-10: 1435661443

ISBN-13: 9781435661448

In a global ruled by means of neo-liberal globalisation, Cuba stands aside as a tiny enclave of resistance to the loose industry financial system. Its luck -- within the face of huge competition from the united states and the plain triumph of neoliberalism all over the world -- is extraordinary. This booklet bargains a accomplished research of the ways that the govt and the folks of Cuba have actively resisted neo-liberal globalisation. the writer demanding situations these at the Left who romantically aid the Cuban Revolution in addition to those that declare that the loose industry is the fitting financial version for all states. as an alternative, he provides an clever account of the intense and contradictory results of Cuba's social, political and financial restructuring. How is it that the Cuban Communist social gathering keeps to exist? To what volume is Cuba laid low with worldwide developments and pressures? the writer revisits the heritage of the Cuban Revolution, and the problem after the autumn of Cuba's superpower best friend, the Soviet Union, to supply solutions to those questions. {Baez} is targeted in delivering Cuba as a case that provides the possibility of a normal critique of globalization and modern arguments on how you can politically face up to it" Dr Richard Saull. Dept of diplomacy, Leicester collage

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Furthermore, this view also deters social scientists from thinking of a state as ‘socialist’, ‘capitalist’ or ‘neo-liberal’. This makes it difficult to categorise the countries according to the ideologies and forces the Baez 01 chap01 2/9/04 3:23 PM Page 35 Introduction 35 social scientist, as s/he should be doing, to look for state strategies that imply the (im-)mobility of social forces that influence policymaking. In other words, and once again, there are no ‘socialist states’, there are only state-led economies run by socialists that might opt for certain market measures, depending on which way the domestic social forces are mobilised and how they are manipulated by global restrictions.

E. the defeat of the original Bolshevik project to make socialism international. According to Cliff, the Stalinist bureaucracy that evolved out of the New Economic Policy fulfilled the task of the capitalist class, and by doing so the bureaucracy transformed itself into a class. Although different from the capitalist class, it is at the same time the nearest to its historical essence. Stalinist bureaucracy, in Cliff’s view, was an alternative to the traditional capitalist class; at the same time it was the truest personification of the ‘historical mission’ of this class (Cliff 1948: 162).

The desire to create some sort of political structure had risen from the desire to accomplish the emancipation of a people. August puts it nicely: … as the Cuban nation developed its struggle for national and social emancipation and for its own state, the attribute of being part of the Cuban nationality in general, proudly took, and still takes, precedence over national origin ... The consolidation of nationality, the political struggle of the notion of an indigenous Constitution as part of the construction of a new state, all these elements together compose cubanía.

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