Economic Integration and Democratization

March 26-27, 1997
The Graduate Center, CUNY

The col­lapse the for­mer Soviet Union left Cuba’s state social­ism fac­ing the chal­lenge of rein­te­gra­tion into a largely cap­i­tal­ist world soci­ety. This con­fer­ence exam­ined the chal­lenges con­fronting Cuba as it seeks to develop insti­tu­tions and poli­cies needed for inter­na­tional “re-insertion.”


Editors: Pilar Álamos, Mauricio A. Font, José Augusto Guilhon Albuquerque, and Francisco León

This collection of essays – taken from the international conference, “Integración Económica y Democratización: América Latina y Cuba,” held in Santiago, Chile – examines the challenges confronting Cuba as it seeks to develop institutions and policies needed for international “re-insertion.” The essays explore Cuba’s relations with other Latin American countries and institutions, its regional economic integration, the environment for change within Cuba, the prospects for democratization and the environment for international insertion at the dawn of the 21st century.