The Cuban Revolution as Socialist Human Development (Studies in Critical Social Sciences #36) (Hardcover)

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The Cuban Revolution as Socialist Human Development (Studies in Critical Social Sciences #36) (Hardcover)

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The book argues that the Cuban Revolution warrants a closer look as a model of socialist human development. A re-reading of the Cuban Revolution from this angle engages unresolved issues in the theory of socialist humanism and the notion of human development popularized by the United Nations Development Programme (i.e., predicated on capitalism). UNDP economists and other agencies of international cooperation for development give a human face to a capitalist development process that is anything but humane. Socialism in Cuba has taken a very different form (socialist human development) than it did elsewhere in the twentieth century. The Cuban Revolution's unique characteristics enabled it to survive adverse conditions - a 'near-perfect storm' - that still threaten its evolution.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004210431
ISBN-10: 9004210431
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: November 11th, 2011
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Studies in Critical Social Sciences