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Managing The Commanding Heights: Nicaragua's State Enterprises

Managing The Commanding Heights: Nicaragua's State Enterprises

By Forest D. Colburn

University of California Press, 1990, 151 pp.

A sobering appraisal of the difficulties Nicaragua's revolutionary Sandinista regime faced in trying to improve popular welfare. International constraints, managerial deficiencies and ideological flaws all contributed to the economic disaster of Nicaragua's state enterprises, ultimately undermining their political utility.