Venezuelan Politics in the Chavez Era

Venezuelan Politics in the Chavez Era : Class, Polarization, and Conflict

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The radical alteration of the political landscape in Venezuela following the electoral triumph of the controversial Hugo Chavez calls for a fresh look at the country's institutions and policies. In response, and challenging much of the scholarly literature on Venezuelan democracy, this book offers a revisionist view of Venezuela's recent political history and a fresh appraisal of the Chavez administration. Both a revisionist view of Venezuela's recent political history and a fresh appraisal of the Chavez more

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  • Hardback | 245 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 498.96g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1588261085
  • 9781588261083

About Steve Ellner

Steve Ellner is professor of economic history at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, where he has taught since 1977. His many publications include The Latin American Left: From the Fall of Allende to Perestroika (coedited) and Venezuela's Movimiento al Socialismo: From Guerrilla Defeat to Electoral Politics. Daniel Hellinger is professor of political science at Webster University. He is author of Venezuela: Tarnished Democracy and coordinating editor of Post-Bonanza Venezuela, a special issue of Latin American more

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Prologue: Venezuela's Permanent Dilemma - J.V. Lombardi. Introduction: The Search for Explanations - S. Ellner. Political Overview: The Breakdown of Puntofijismo and Rise of Chavismo - D. Hellinger. Social Polarization and the Populist Resurgence in Venezuela - K. Roberts. Hugo Chavez Frias: His Movement and His Presidency - M. Lopez Maya. Democracy in Uniform: Chavez and the Venezuelan Armed Forces - D.L. Norden. Economic Policy and the Rise of Hugo Chavez - J. Buxton. Subversive Oil - B. Mommer. State Reform Before and After Chavez's Election - A.E. Alvarez. Organized Labor and the Challenge of Chavismo - S. Ellner. Civil Society: Institutionalization, Fragmentation, Autonomy - M.P. Garcia-Guadilla. The Hugo Chavez Phenomenon: What Do "the People" Think? - P. Marquez. Conclusion: The Democratic and Authoritarian Directions of the Chavista Movement - S. Ellner and D. more

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