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

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

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 245 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781588261083
  • DDC分類 987.0642

基本説明

New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2003.

Full Description


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 administration.

Contents

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. Hellinger.