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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.