ENTREPRENEURIAL CUBA: THE CHANGING POLICY LANDSCAPE
Archibald R.M. Ritter and Ted A. Henken
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“A provocative, compelling, and essential read. The ethnographic work alone is worth the price of admission.” —John W. Cotman, Howard University
“A multifaceted analysis of Cuban economic activity…. Ritter and Henken paint a lively picture of daily life in entrepreneurial Cuba.” —Julia Sweig, Council on Foreign Relations
During the presidency of Raúl Castro, Cuba has dramatically reformed its policies toward small private enterprises. Archibald Ritter and Ted Henken consider why—and to what effect.
After reviewing the evolution of policy since 1959, the authors contrast the approaches of Fidel and Raúl Castro and explore in depth the responses of Cuban entrepreneurs to the new environment. Their work, rich in ethnographic research and extensive interviews, provides a revealing analysis of Cuba’s fledgling private sector.
Archibald R.M. Ritter is distinguished research professor of economics and international affairs at Carleton University.
Ted A. Henken is associate professor of sociology and Latin American studies at Baruch College, CUNY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Cuba’s Changing Policy Landscape.
- The Small-Enterprise Sector.
- Revolutionary Trajectories and Strategic Shifts, 1959–1990.
- The “Special Period,” 1990–2006.
- Policy Reform Under Raúl Castro, 2006–2014.
- The Movement Toward Non-Agricultural Cooperatives.
- The Underground Economy.
- The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the Paladar, 1993–2013.
- The Future of Small Enterprise in Cuba.
- Appendix 1: Timeline of Small Enterprise Under the Revolution.
- Appendix 2: 201 Legalized Self-Employment Occupations.
Lynne Rienner Publisher’s page on Entrepreneurial Cuba: https://www.rienner.com/title/Entrepreneurial_Cuba_The_Changing_Policy_Landscape
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