Third World Quarterly: Why is Cuba’s economic reform progressing so slowly?
The recent publication of the article Why is Cuba’s economic reform progressing so slowly? In the journal Third World Quarterly by José Antonio Alonso and Pavel Vidal, members of the Europa-Cuba Forum, analyses the Cuban economic reform process.
Cuba has moved from a lengthy first stage (1990–2008), in which reforms were considered a necessary but reversible evil, to another in which reforms are seen as necessary and desirable. However, the lack of a comprehensive and timely approach to those processes has severely hampered the outcomes of reforms already underway. The purpose of preserving political control and the inherited institutional framework explains, in turn, why authorities have tried to maintain a logic of rationed economic reforms at the cost of harming their effectiveness.
The article is available at the following link: https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2022.2140652