This comprehensive and authoritative book assesses in theoretical and empirical terms some of the most widely debated issues in the study of Cuban political economy. It presents a broad critique of the mainstream scholarship in the United States on Cuban political economy.
1. Cuban Political Economy and Cubanology: An Overview 2. The Antecedents and Theoretical Characteristics of Cubanology 3. Cubanology and Cuban Economic Performance 4. Interpreting Cuban Planning: Between a Rock and a Hard Place 5. Cubanology and the Provision of Basic Needs in the Cuban Revolution 6. Some Thoughts on Vital Statistics and Health Status in Cuba 7. On the Problem of Studying Women in Cuba 8. The "Sovietization of Cuba Thesis" Revisited 9. Why Cuban Internationalism? 10. Revolution and Paradigms: A Critical Assessment of Cuban Studies 11. Cubanology and Crises: The Mainstream Looks at Institutionalization