Books for changing the world
The Cuban Revolution as Socialist Human Development
Already examined from many angles, this is an attempt to analyze the Cuban revolution as a model of socialist-human development.
This re-reading of the Cuban Revolution from the perspective of socialist humanism engages unresolved issues in this political tradition and challenges 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. The authors argue that socialism in Cuba has taken a very different form (socialist human development) than it did elsewhere in the twentieth century, and that these unique characteristics enabled it to survive adverse conditions—a 'near-perfect storm'—that still threaten its evolution.

Other books by Mark Rushton and Henry Veltmeyer

  • Co-operativism and Local Development in Cuba

    A series of pathbreaking essays on the role of co-operativism, and the new co-operatives, in the democratic transformation of Cuba.

  • Power and Resistance

    Two of the left’s most important academics analyze the politics and economics of US imperialism’s relationship with Latin America.
  • Extractive Imperialism in the Americas

    In this wide-ranging volume two leading scholars of the region critically examine the new extractive-imperialism bearing down on the Americas
  • Imperialism, Crisis and Class Struggle

    An intellectual and political tribute to James Petras