Description: Throughout the 1980s major changes in development policy took place in several Third World socialist countries. This book examines why this shift from 'orthodoxy' to 'reform' occurred in Mozambique, Vietnam and Nicaragua, as well as in Cuba during the early 1980s. It provides an in-depth analysis of the changes which took place in economic and food policy and the nature of the crisis which prompted the reforms. It focuses particularly on the role of social forces in shaping the reform process.
Contents: Introduction - PART 1 - Orthodoxy and Reform in Socialist Countries - PART 2 Economic and Food Policy Reform in Mozambique, Vietnam and Cuba - PART 3 Economic and Food Policy Reform in Nicaragua: Introduction - Post-Revolutionary Food and Development Policy - Economic and Food Policy Reforms - The Nature of the Crisis - The Changing Balance of Social Forces, Participation and the Policy Process - Conclusion - Notes - PART 4 - The Political Economy of Economic and Food Policy Reform in Dependent Transitional Economies