Retreat of State as Economic Actor?

  • Vegard ByeEmail author
Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)


This chapter examines two different aspects of the Cuban reform process: first, the attempts to reform agriculture, and then the more general modifications in the division of work between state and non-state. In agriculture, the main challenge was to achieve strengthened food self-sufficiency and thereby also reduce expenses on food import. On the division of work, the question has been whether and to what extent the state would loosen its control and dominance, allowing the non-state economy to grow and thereby contribute to economic growth and employment creation.


Agricultural reform Economic crisis Counter-reform Self-employment 


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  1. 1.Scanteam a.s.OsloNorway

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