In the mid-1980s Cuba began a process of ‘rectificacion’—a reform process that has bucked the trends of economic and political liberalization that are reshaping the global order. Sustaining an official commitment to socialism in the face of economic crisis and international pressures, Cuba's survival seems puzzling indeed. Sheryl Lutjens uses the C
Table of Contents
Bureaucratic Domination, Democratic Possibilities, and the Cuban Case -- The Socialist State and the Politics of Efficiency -- The Ministry of Education and Cuban Politics: Accountability and Poder Popular -- Technical Experts and Ordinary People: Centralization and Decision Making -- Community Participation in Cuban Schools: Power and Accountability -- Rectification, Education, and Participation -- Democratic Participation: Concluding with Cuba
Sheryl Lutjens is associate professor of political science at Northern Arizona University.