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Power to the People: Energy and the Cuban Nuclear Program

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Why would Cuba, an isolated and impoverished country, be trying to develop a nuclear energy capability and why would it attempt to expand its energy generation capability when it can barely feed its population? This book seeks to clarify the risks and opportunities associated with the development and expansion of the Cuban energy sector. Once reliant on imported fossil fuels as well as Russia1s willingness to underwrite its energy development schemes, post-Cold War Cuba is now confronted with the daunting tasks of expanding its energy capabilities while simultaneously replacing its energy infrastructure. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Cuba, this book looks in depth at the economic, social, and political implications of what is rapidly becoming one of the next century1s most important public policy issues in Cuba.

Table of Contents

Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Contextualizing Cuba's Nuclear Program; Theoretical and Substantive Dimensions of Modernization and Development in Cuba; The Quest for Power Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of Cuba's Nuclear Energy Policy; The External Factors of Influence on Cuba's Nuclear Ambitions; On Cuba's Decision to Pursue a Nuclear Energy Capability; Postscript; Notes; For Further Reading; Index;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203901304
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Social Science : General
Creator:
Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado
Author:
Benjamin-Alvarado, Jonathan
Author:
Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado
Author:
Benjamin-Alvarado, Jonathan
Subject:
Nuclear nonproliferation
Subject:
Nuclear energy
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Power Resources - Nuclear
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Internati
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
International Security
Subject:
Nuclear industry
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Power Resources - Nuclear
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Industries - Energy Industries
Subject:
Nuclear energy -- Government policy -- Cuba.
Subject:
Latin America-Cuba
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Energy-Nuclear Engineering
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
February 2000
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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