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Dragon in the tropics : the legacy of Hugo Chávez

Author: Javier Corrales; Michael Penfold-Becerra
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Brookings Latin America Initiative book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"A study of the Venezuelan revolution headed by Hugo Chávez, first elected president in 1999, with emphasis on how Chávez took a frail but still pluralistic democracy and turned it into a semi-authoritarian regime, achieving political transformation at great cost to the country's institutions, including its oil industry"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Corrales, Javier, 1966-
Dragon in the tropics.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2015
(OCoLC)892563780
Named Person: Hugo Chávez Frías; Hugo Chávez Frías
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Javier Corrales; Michael Penfold-Becerra
ISBN: 9780815725947 0815725949
OCLC Number: 904131829
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 254 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : the Chávez revolution in perspective --
Power grabbing and the rise of a hybrid regime in Venezuela, 1999-2009 --
Economic policy and the oil honey pot --
Institutional resource curse : seizing political control of PDVSA --
Venezuela's new foreign policy : soft-balancing and social-power diplomacy --
Hybrid regimes and populism in comparative perspective --
Dragon no more : the politics of succession --
linkages abroad and factional struggles at home --
The less competitive, more authoritarian regime --
Conclusion : hybrid regimes and regime change.
Series Title: Brookings Latin America Initiative book.
Other Titles: Venezuela and the legacy of Hugo Chávez
Responsibility: Javier Corrales, Michael Penfold.

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