I am pleased to post for review and comments the following essay that will appear in Volume 29 of the Proceedings of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (Cuba in Transition 29:--(2019)).
The essay is entitled The External Capitalist and Internal Marxist—The Fundamental Contradiction of Cuban Economic Reintegration in the Global Economic Order and the Role of the U.S. It considers the double contradiction of the Cuban efforts to embed itself in the global economic order. On the one hand, global engagement would reconstruct Cuba as a global capitalist in its outward engagements. On the other hand, Cuba remains committed to insulating its internal economy from global markets and the operating rules of markets based economic systems. But the possibilities inherent in navigating this double contradiction are severely stressed in the wake of Cuba's regional politics as it meets and engages with the contradictory politics of the United States. The consequences are important not just for regional Caribbean politics, but for the threat it poses to successful Cuban global economic engagement.
The Abstract and essay Introduction follow.
The essay may be downloaded HERE:Backer_29_ASCE_ProceedingsBACKERINLAW.