Tuesday, November 20, 2018

11-Introducing "Cuba's Caribbean Marxism: Essays on Ideology, Government, Society, and Economy in the Post Fidel Castro Era" ("The Challenges of Regulatory Reform")

  



I reported the publication of Cuba’s Caribbean Marxism: Essays on Ideology, Government, Society, and Economy in the Post Fidel Castro Era (Little Sir Press 2018; ISBN: 978-1-949943-00-9 (pbk); I SBN: 978-1-949943-01-6 (ebk)) (here). Cuba’s Caribbean Marxism is the first offering through Little Sir Press, a self-publishing collective that is a new project in broader knowledge dissemination of the Coalition for Peace & Ethics (more about that project here). Join us! 


https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/SellerCentral/legal/amazon-logo_black.pngCuba’s Caribbean Marxism eBook may be accessed through these sites:


  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cuba-s-caribbean-marxism-essays-on-ideology-government-society-and-economy-in-the-post-fidel-castro-era    


Paperback ordering information to follow. Individual Chapters also may be ordered in pdf format.

I promised that over the course of future posts I would be introducing readers to the book. This post continues with an introduction to Chapter 9 ("The Challenges of Regulatory Reform"),  which follows below  Other posts in this series may be accessed here.


Monday, November 19, 2018

"Cuba's Caribbean Marxism: Essays on Ideology, Government, Society, and Economy in the Post Fidel Castro Era"--Video Recording of Launch Event Now Available



The video recording of the launch event for Cuba's Caribbean Marxism: Essays on Ideology, Government, Society, and Economy in the Post Fidel Castro Era, which took place 12 November 2018 at Penn State is now available. The video recording may be accessed HERE with thanks to Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs for their support. The recording is about an hour long. 

10-Introducing "Cuba's Caribbean Marxism: Essays on Ideology, Government, Society, and Economy in the Post Fidel Castro Era" ("The Role of Labor Cooperatives in Cuban Reform")

  



I reported the publication of Cuba’s Caribbean Marxism: Essays on Ideology, Government, Society, and Economy in the Post Fidel Castro Era (Little Sir Press 2018; ISBN: 978-1-949943-00-9 (pbk); I SBN: 978-1-949943-01-6 (ebk)) (here). Cuba’s Caribbean Marxism is the first offering through Little Sir Press, a self-publishing collective that is a new project in broader knowledge dissemination of the Coalition for Peace & Ethics (more about that project here). Join us! 


https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/SellerCentral/legal/amazon-logo_black.pngCuba’s Caribbean Marxism eBook may be accessed through these sites:


  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cuba-s-caribbean-marxism-essays-on-ideology-government-society-and-economy-in-the-post-fidel-castro-era    


Paperback ordering information to follow. Individual Chapters also may be ordered in pdf format.

I promised that over the course of future posts I would be introducing readers to the book. This post continues with an introduction to Chapter 8 (" The Role of Labor Cooperatives in Cuban Reform"),  which follows below  Other posts in this series may be accessed here.


Sunday, November 18, 2018

"China's Changing Constitution" (15 Nov. 2018, Trinity College Oxford)--Brief Proceedings


Ewan Smith recently organized a marvelous event held at Trinity College, Oxford. Entitled China's Changing Constitution, it was held on 15 November 2018 and sought to accomplish two things.  The first was to consider the key strands of China's emerging constitutionalism, both form a domestic and comparative perspective. The second was to ensure that those strands included  envelop pushing techniques and approaches that, especially in the forms of accountability, supervision, and discipline, now tends to envision a scope of constitutionalist discourse well beyond its ancient borders.   

The event was organized in three panels. I spoke to issues of constitutional theory with Chinese characteristics, along with Nick Barber (Trinity College) and Jean Christopher Mittelstaedt (St Antony’s College). Flora Sapio then spoke to the Chinese Communist Party, Party supervisions and the constitution, along with Wu Qianlan (University of Nottingham), and Maris Köpcke – Trinity College. Lastly,Samuli Seppanen (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Ewan Smith (Jesus College), and Oliver Butler (Wadham College), spoke to issues of data, discipline and the state. 

Flora Sapio was kind enough to prepare a short proceedings of the event, which follows below. 


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

9-Introducing "Cuba's Caribbean Marxism: Essays on Ideology, Government, Society, and Economy in the Post Fidel Castro Era" ("Sovereign Finance, Odious Debt Doctrine, and Reform")




I reported the publication of Cuba’s Caribbean Marxism: Essays on Ideology, Government, Society, and Economy in the Post Fidel Castro Era (Little Sir Press 2018; ISBN: 978-1-949943-00-9 (pbk); I SBN: 978-1-949943-01-6 (ebk)) (here). Cuba’s Caribbean Marxism is the first offering through Little Sir Press, a self-publishing collective that is a new project in broader knowledge dissemination of the Coalition for Peace & Ethics (more about that project here). Join us! 


https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/SellerCentral/legal/amazon-logo_black.pngCuba’s Caribbean Marxism eBook may be accessed through these sites:


  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cuba-s-caribbean-marxism-essays-on-ideology-government-society-and-economy-in-the-post-fidel-castro-era    


Paperback ordering information to follow. Individual Chapters also may be ordered in pdf format.

I promised that over the course of future posts I would be introducing readers to the book. This post continues with an introduction to Chapter 7 ("Sovereign Finance, Odious Debt Doctrine, and Reform"),  which follows below  Other posts in this series may be accessed here.


Monday, November 12, 2018

"Cuba's Caribbean Marxism" Book Launch Monday 12 November 4.30 New York Time: Live Stream Access Information




A quick reminder that the Launch event for Cuba's Caribbean Marxism: Essays on Ideology, Government, Society, and Economy in the Post Fidel Castro Era" will take place today starting at 4.30 PM in Room 232. The event will be live streamed. For those unable to attend but interested, the event will also be recorded.

Highlights from the book to be discussed include: (1) the process of law reform with Cuban characteristics; (2) constitutional change and national plebiscite; (3) role of the Communist Party; (3) Caribbean Socialist Regional Trade; (4) the role of ideology; (5) the state of Cuba-U.S. Relations, the Embargo and targeted sanctions; (6) outbound and inbound foreign direct investment; (7) sovereign financing; and (8) a little taste of the ongoing Affair of the Sonic Weapons Attack.

PowerPoints may be accessed HERE: https://www.thecpe.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/BookLaunchCubasCaribMarxism11-2018.pptx.

More about the book here: https://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/search/label/BkCaribbeanMarxism

Here is the Zoom link for your livestream today:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://psu.zoom.us/j/318324805

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cuba's Caribbean Marxism: PowerPoint Slides of Book Launch Lecture and Discussion at Penn State



The Book Launch for Cuba's Caribbean Marxism: Essays on Ideology, Government, Society, and Economy in the Post Fidel Castro Era will take place on Monday 12 November 2018, at Penn State University's School of International Affairs Room 232.  The Book Launch will be simulcast and recorded.

I hope you can join us.  For those with an interest I have included below the PowerPoint slides that will accompany the Lecture. The PowerPoints may also be accessed here.


8-Introducing "Cuba's Caribbean Marxism: Essays on Ideology, Government, Society, and Economy in the Post Fidel Castro Era" ("The Ideology of Central Planning")

  



I reported the publication of Cuba’s Caribbean Marxism: Essays on Ideology, Government, Society, and Economy in the Post Fidel Castro Era (Little Sir Press 2018; ISBN: 978-1-949943-00-9 (pbk); I SBN: 978-1-949943-01-6 (ebk)) (here). Cuba’s Caribbean Marxism is the first offering through Little Sir Press, a self-publishing collective that is a new project in broader knowledge dissemination of the Coalition for Peace & Ethics (more about that project here). Join us! 


https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/SellerCentral/legal/amazon-logo_black.pngCuba’s Caribbean Marxism eBook may be accessed through these sites:


  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cuba-s-caribbean-marxism-essays-on-ideology-government-society-and-economy-in-the-post-fidel-castro-era    


Paperback ordering information to follow. Individual Chapters also may be ordered in pdf format.

I promised that over the course of future posts I would be introducing readers to the book. This post continues with an introduction to Chapter 6 ("The Ideology of Central Planning"),  which follows below  Other posts in this series may be accessed here.