© 1992

Economic Reform and Third-World Socialism

A Political Economy of Food Policy in Post-Revolutionary Societies


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Peter Utting
      Pages 1-7
  3. Orthodoxy and Reform in Socialist Countries

  4. Economic and Food Policy Reform in Mozambique, Vietnam and Cuba

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-48
    2. Peter Utting
      Pages 49-82
    3. Peter Utting
      Pages 83-116
    4. Peter Utting
      Pages 117-150
  5. Economic and Food Policy Reform in Nicaragua

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Peter Utting
      Pages 172-192
    3. Peter Utting
      Pages 193-225
  6. The Political Economy of Economic and Food Policy Reform in Dependent Transitional Economies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 289-320

About this book


Throughout the 1980s major changes in development policy took place in several Third World socialist countries. This book examines why this shift from 'orthodoxy' to 'reform' occurred in Mozambique, Vietnam and Nicaragua, as well as in Cuba during the early 1980s. It provides an in-depth analysis of the changes which took place in economic and food policy and the nature of the crisis which prompted the reforms. It focuses particularly on the role of social forces in shaping the reform process.


economy participation Policy political economy reforms revolution socialism Third World transition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.United Nations Research Institute for Social DevelopmentGenevaSwitzerland

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