Cuban studies is a highly dynamic field shaped by the country's distinctive political and economic circumstances. Mauricio A. Font and Carlos Riobo offer an up-to-date and comprehensive survey offering the latest research available from a broad array of disciplines and perspectives. The Handbook of Contemporary Cuba brings contributions from leading scholars from the United States, Cuba, Europe, and other world regions and introduces the reader to the key literature in the field in relation to rapidly changing events on the island and in global political and economic affairs. It also addresses timely developments in Cuban civil society and human rights. The guide also presents economic models and forecasts as well as analyses of the recent, pivotal Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba. For students, scholars, and experts in government, it is a vital addition to any collection on Latin American studies or global politics.
"Succeeds well in incorporating research from the different vantage points and academic traditions of American, Cuban-American, Canadian, European, and Cuban academics – all of whom share the rigor of evidence-based pieces. The limits and consequences of the recent economic reforms is the leitmotif of most articles, while some also explore Cuba’s attempts at a new integration into the world economy. Serious students of Cuba, revolution, and development cannot ignore this volume."
-Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan