New Left Review, Volume 322 (July - August 2014)

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The New Left overview is a bimonthly political journal protecting global politics, economic climate, and tradition. It used to be tested in 1960. In 2003, the journal ranked twelfth through impression issue on a listing of the head 20 political technological know-how journals on the earth. in accordance with the magazine quotation studies, the magazine has a 2012 impression issue of 1.485, score it twenty fifth out of 157 journals within the type "Political Science"and tenth out of ninety two journals within the type "Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary".

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A 160-page magazine released each months from London, New Left overview analyses global politics, the worldwide economic system, nation powers and protest activities; modern social idea, heritage and philosophy; cinema, literature, heterodox artwork and aesthetics. It runs a customary booklet assessment part and incorporates interviews, essays, topical reviews and signed editorials on political problems with the day. ‘Brief heritage of latest Left Review’ offers an account of NLR’s political and highbrow trajectory on the grounds that its release in 1960.

The NLR on-line Archive comprises the whole textual content of all articles released because 1960; the total index may be searched by way of writer, name, topic or factor quantity. the entire NLR Index 1960-2010 comes in print and will be bought the following. Subscribers to the print version get unfastened entry to the full on-line archive; or 3 articles from every one new factor can be found loose on-line. if you want to sign up for NLR, you could reap the benefits of detailed bargains through subscribing on-line, or touch the Subscriptions Director below.

NLR is additionally released in Spanish, and chosen articles are available Greek, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Turkish.

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Emily Morris: unforeseen Cuba

Alone one of the ex-Comecon international locations, Cuba has solid a particular course considering the fact that 1991—not transition to capitalism yet cautious adjustment to exterior swap, safeguarding its profits in social provision and nationwide sovereignty. Emily Morris demanding situations the view that Havana should embody the marketplace and undergo international capital whether it is to survive.

Marco d'Eramo: UNESCOcide

From Venice to Edinburgh, Porto to Rhodes, San Gimignano to Luang Prabang—the international historical past label as very important instrument for the worldwide vacationer undefined, yet loss of life sentence for the hurly-burly of genuine city life.

Gleb Pavlovsky: Putin's global Outlook

Former Kremlin consultant and election supervisor deals a distinct account of the Russian leader’s ideological formation and worldview. A Soviet-realist research of the issues of the USSR and the particular motivations of the capitalist states.

Kevin Pask: Mosaics of yank Nationalism

Annealed via expansionism after the Civil warfare, may perhaps America’s sectional divisions re-emerge if the empire falters? Kevin Pask explores the altering parameters—closing frontiers, emerging Sunbelt—of the nationalism that dares now not communicate its name.

Jean-Paul Sartre: Marxism and Subjectivity

Transcript of Sartre’s 1961 Lecture on the Istituto Gramsci in Rome, formerly unpublished in English. A sustained philosophical riposte to Lukács’s heritage and sophistication attention and argument for an idea of subjectivity as technique, vividly illustrated in concrete situations.

Fredric Jameson: Sartre's Actuality

Reflections at the get together of the Rome Lecture and on its issues. Dialectic of the interior and the surface, the stunning function of non-knowledge in subjectivity—and new applied sciences and labour procedures as experiential grounds for transformation in school consciousness.

Wolfgang Streeck on Peter Mair, Ruling the Void. analysis of Western democracy’s hollowing within the ultimate paintings of a political-science master.

Michael Christofferson on Christophe Prochasson, François Furet. A former colleague provides the case for the defence.

Kristin Surak on David Pilling, Bending Adversity. Hopes for a Thatcherized Japan in Fukushima’s wake from the FT’s guy in Tokyo.

Hung Ho-Fung on Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin, The Making of world Capitalism. Canada presents the version for America’s frictionless upward thrust to international supremacy.

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The biotechnology region, within which hopes were centred, has lately been turning out to be at a fit pace—exports doubled among 2008 and 2012—but, at in basic terms three in line with cent of overall export gains, it has no longer but grown big enough to force the nationwide economic system. by means of 2012 Cuba’s alternate surplus (for items and prone combined), in addition to remittances expected to have grown to round $2bn, turns out to have supplied enough foreign currencies to permit for an accumulation of overseas reserves, indicated by means of the unfavourable stability of anticipated ‘net exterior financing’ in determine four. morris: Cuba 33 determine five: vacation spot of products exports, 1990–2012 6000 5000 4000 Venezuela 3000 different Americas Canada Africa 2000 different Asia China a thousand remainder of Europe Former CMEA nations zero 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 resource: Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas e Información (onei) determine five, exhibiting the geographical vacation spot of exports, finds the level to which Cuba’s items alternate has been reoriented. In 1990, a few seventy five according to cent of exports have been offered to former Comecon international locations, yet through 2012 those accounted for only five in step with cent. round 2000, Cuba had succeeded in attaining an exceptional measure of export-partner diversification, with Western Europe accounting for 32 in line with cent of the entire, former Comecon nations for 27 according to cent, Canada for 17 in line with cent, Asia for 12 according to cent, and the remainder of the Americas—excluding the united states, which continues to be closed to Cuban exports—a additional 10 according to cent. seeing that then, dependence on a unmarried companion has once more elevated: through 2012, Venezuela accounted for not just forty five in line with cent of products exports—much of this being oil items from the Cienfuegos refinery—but additionally so much of Cuba’s non-tourism providers. four. raúl’s reforms The surge in foreign-exchange gains in 2005–07 via exchange with Venezuela introduced welcome reduction. yet by the point Raúl Castro and his group had officially assumed workplace in 2008, the surge had ended. 3 34 nlr 88 hugely harmful hurricanes and the autumn of nickel costs following the area monetary obstacle eradicated the exchange surplus and tired foreignexchange reserves, leaving Cuba not able to fulfill its debt tasks. notwithstanding social security was once intact, the cash provide have been stabilized and financial self-discipline secured, it was once transparent that it is going to take greater than the restoration of foreign-exchange gains to permit the Cuban peso to come back to its former point and therefore repair the genuine price of wages, merits and costs. The financial imbalance had turn into entrenched; the co-existence of 2 units of costs, earning and alternate charges, stateadministered and industry, blocked integration among the family and exterior economies, leading to a lop-sided and distorted constitution of creation. In actual phrases, Cuban kingdom salaries had remained less than their 1990 point for a few years, with the Cadeca trade expense now at 24 pesos to the greenback, in comparison to the previous black marketplace fee of seven pesos in 1990 (Figures 6 and 7).

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