The Cuban Revolution as Socialist Human Development by Henry Veltmeyer

By Henry Veltmeyer

This re-reading of the Cuban Revolution from the point of view of socialist humanism engages unresolved concerns during this political culture and demanding situations the proposal of human improvement popularized by means of the United countries improvement Programme (i.e., predicated on capitalism). UNDP economists and different enterprises of overseas cooperation for improvement supply a human face to a capitalist improvement strategy that's something yet humane. The authors argue that socialism in Cuba has taken a really diverse shape (socialist human improvement) than it did in different places within the 20th century, and that those specific features enabled it to outlive antagonistic conditions—a 'near-perfect storm'—that nonetheless threaten its evolution.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Cuban Revolution as Socialist Human Development PDF

Best humanism books

On Being Human

Erich Fromm's insightful paintings at the sleek human situation, and the way to wreck freed from its bondsIn the Sixties, well known social psychologist Erich Fromm argued that individuals have been changing into more and more alienated. now not have been we dynamic, regularly inventive beings. in its place, he saw, we have been changing into fixated on such things as tv, whereas the threat of nuclear conflict remained a constant fear.

The Retreat of Reason: A Dilemma in the Philosophy of Life

The Retreat of cause brings again to philosophy the ambition of providing a huge imaginative and prescient of the human . one of many major unique goals of philosophy used to be to offer humans counsel approximately tips to stay their lives. Ingmar Persson resumes this functional undertaking, which has been principally missed in modern philosophy, yet his conclusions are very various from these of the traditional Greeks.

The Idea of Humanity in a Global Era (Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History)

The results of a life of examine and contemplation on worldwide phenomena, this ebook explores the belief of humanity within the smooth age of globalization. monitoring the belief within the old, philosophical, felony, and political geographical regions, it is a concise and illuminating examine an idea that has outlined the 20th century.

Being Humans: Anthropological Universality and Particularity in Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Kant claimed that the significant issues of philosophy all converge on one query: used to be ist der Mensch? beginning with the most declare that conceptions of the human play an important structuring function in conception development, the members during this volume(renowned students from numerous disciplines - philosophy, anthropology, psychology, literary reports) examine the jobs that conceptions of the human play either in philosophy and in different human and social sciences.

Additional info for The Cuban Revolution as Socialist Human Development

Example text

In some respects, Saint-Simon anticipated the development of state capitalism. He looked forward to a capitalist system in which industry would be owned and directed by a government made up of scientists, managers and financiers. The ‘socialism’ of Charles Fourier, a self-taught eccentric, had more to commend it but suffered from two main defects. First, he dismissed the potential of modern industry for bringing into being a society of abundance and looked nostalgically for a return to preindustrial conditions of life.

6 Capitalism and Development as Economic Growth: Keeping the Post-Colonial State in Line The world order established at Bretton Woods, together with the United Nations system of international organizations and agreements, formed the institutional framework for a new phase of capitalist development—two decades of system-wide rapid economic growth described by some historians as the ‘golden age of capitalism’ (Marglin and Schor, 1990), and by others as Pax Americana or the American Empire. The fundamental agency of this ‘development’ no matter how understood was the State, assigned by a new generation of liberal (and some radical) economists and social scientists, and policymakers responsibility for ‘welfare’ and a process of ‘nation-building and economic development’—and, in the economically backward areas of societies emerging from colonial rule (in which market institutions and the capitalist class were weak or non-existsent)—the ‘function of capital’, namely productive investment, entrepreneurship, enterprise management, and marketing.

Freedom is another essential component of human development, particularly as regards the expansion of choices available to individuals in taking advantage of their opportunities and capabilities (Sen, 1999). Also fundamental to the Human Development approach is a concern for integrated development—a combination of economic and social development, the economic understood primarily in terms of increasing per capita incomes as a means of improving the physical quality of life, the social as education and health.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.41 of 5 – based on 32 votes