The International Journal of Cuban Studies

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring

Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959
Timothy Hyde, Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959 (Minneapolis, Mn: university of Minnesota Press, 2012) pb 384pp. ISbn: 9780816678112Reviewed by Jenny FortuneIn his meticulously researched and richly detailed...
Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism and Transnationalism
Catherine Krull ed., Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism and Transnationalism (Gainesville, fl: university Press of florida, 2014) hb 335pp. ISbn: 978081304910Reviewed by Stephen WilkinsonCatherine Krull, for those who...
Cuban Migration to the United States and the Educational Self-Selection Problem
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionUntil the early twentieth century, Cuba was considered a country of immigrants. Cuban people have been shaped by three major migration flows: European (mainly Spanish), African and Chinese, the most...
Democracy Still in Motion: The 2013 Election Results in Cuba
IntroductionThe elections to the Cuban Parliament, or the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP), took place on February 3, 2013. The voting trends, tendencies and weaknesses in the electoral system identified in my recent book-length study of elections...
Older Persons and the Cuban Reform Process
IntroductionCubans are living longer, which, combined with a low birth rate, has reduced the proportion of the population in the workforce. This adversely affects the economy, which is one reason government has introduced major structural reforms that...
Socialy Responsible Enterprise in Cuba: A Positive Role Model for Corporate Social Responsibility?
IntroductionBoth capitalist and socialist economies are faced with similar debates and trade-offs to make between equality and economic freedom and growth (Scully 2002). Capitalist economies such as the US and UK have tended to favour economic freedom,...
Sun, Sex and Socialism: Cuba in the German Imaginary
Jennifer ruth Hosek, Sun, Sex and Socialism: Cuba in the German Imaginary (toronto: university of toronto Press, 2012) hb 266pp. ISbn: 9781442641389Reviewed by Stephen WilkinsonAn attractive title and an iconic cover photograph of a restored North American...
The Population Dynamic Challenge to Cuban Socialism
1. the demographic transition in CubaThe theory of Demographic Transition explains those demographic changes that are the result of economic development. According to this theory, there are different stages to demographic transition, measured fundamentally...
This Issue
This edition of the journal addresses five themes of importance to contemporary Cuba, which are shaped by, and/or shaping, the current economic reform process. These themes are as follows: democracy and the Cuban electoral system, corporate social responsibility...
What Lies across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five
Stephen Kimber, What Lies across the Water: the Real Story of the Cuban Five (Winnipeg, Manitoba: fernwood Publishing, 2013) pb 284pp. ISbn 978-1-55266-542-8Reviewed by Steve LudlamStephen Kimber is a Canadian Professor of Journalism who encountered...
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