Evolution Of A Revolution: Cuban Market Liberalization And The Politics Of Participation
This thesis1 examines contemporary industrial relations reorganization in the Cuban socialist system to explore the effects on, and impact of, worker participation o industrial relations transition. In arguing that market liberalization has not substantially altered Cuban socialism, I focus attention on national institutions and the process for negotiating transition. I assert that our understanding of the impact of market liberalization on industrial relations system actors can be enhanced through a better understanding of how the state and workers arrive at an agreement with respect to the underlying justification for economic change- what I call the "cognitive basis" for market reform. Key to this negotiation process is how actors direct their emotions and attribute blame for adverse consequences of reform. 1 The "thesis" submitted here is essentially a collection of literature reviews setting up the argument presented in the introduction. Data collection is ongoing, and it is my expectation that it will result in a completed dissertation with the addition of several chapters, including a methodological chapter and an analysis of field data.
market liberalization; worker participation; cuba
Kuruvilla, Sarosh C
Bunce, Valerie Jane; Cook, Maria L; Givan, Rebecca K.
Industrial and Labor Relations
M.S., Industrial and Labor Relations
Master of Science
dissertation or thesis