Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution : Populism and Democracy in a Globalised Age

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Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution : Populism and Democracy in a Globalised Age

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 235 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780719077715
  • DDC分類 320.987

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The emergence of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela has revived analysis of one of Latin America's most enduring political traditions - populism. Yet Latin America has changed since the heyday of Peron and Evita. Globalisation, implemented through harsh IMF inspired Structural Adjustment Programmes, has taken hold throughout the region and democracy is supposedly the 'only game in town'. This book examines the phenomenon that is Hugo Chavez within these contexts, assessing to what extent his government fits into established ideas on populism in Latin America. The book also provides a comprehensive and critical analysis of Chavez's emergence, his government's social and economic policies, its foreign policy, as well as assessing the charges of authoritarianism brought against him. Written in clear, accessible prose, the book carries debate beyond current polarised views on the Venezuelan president, to consider the prospects of the new Bolivarian model surviving beyond its leader and progenitor, Hugo Chavez. -- .

Table of Contents

        List of abbreviations and terms            vii
List of tables xi
Acknowledgements xiii
Introduction 1 (11)
Populism and Latin America: context, 12 (19)
causes, characteristics and consequences
Structural fractures, crises, the state and 31 (22)
the emergence of Chavez
The leader and the led: hegemonic 53 (24)
strategies in the leadership of Hugo Chavez
Populism, globalisation and the 77 (34)
socioeconomic policies of the Chavez
government
Democrat or authoritarian? Democracy in 111 (39)
Bolivarian Venezuela in comparative
perspective
The consequences and impact of populism: 150 (24)
institutionalisation and democratisation in
Chavez's Venezuela
Venezuelan international relations in the 174 (29)
age of globalisation
Conclusion: populism and democracy in a 203 (6)
globalised age
Bibliography 209 (18)
Index 227