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Venezuela : Hugo Chávez and the decline of an "exceptional democracy"

Author: Steve Ellner; Miguel Tinker Salas
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., ©2007.
Series: Latin American perspectives in the classroom.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This authoritative book offers a comprehensive assessment of contemporary Venezuela. Analyzing the multifaceted phenomenon of Hugo Chavez, leading scholars move beyond his flamboyant style to focus on the concerns of popular social and political movements. The book challenges the misleading notions that for several decades glorified Venezuelan "exceptionalism" and minimized the role of important actors. After  Read more...
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Venezuela.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., ©2007
(OCoLC)608144472
Named Person: Hugo Chávez Frías; Hugo Chávez Frías; Hugo Chávez Frías; Hugo Chávez Frías
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Ellner; Miguel Tinker Salas
ISBN: 9780742554559 0742554554 9780742554566 0742554562
OCLC Number: 72161785
Description: xvi, 220 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
List of acronyms --
Series introduction --
Introduction : new perspectives and the Chavez phenomenon / Steve Ellner and Miguel Tinker Salas --
pt. 1. Theoretical, historical, and international background --
Introduction --
1. The Venezuelan exceptionalism thesis : separating myth from reality / Steve Ellner and Miguel Tinker Salas --
2. Venezuelan social conflict in a global context / Edgardo Lander --
pt. 2. Oil and economic policy --
Introduction --
3. U.S. oil companies in Venezuela : the forging of an enduring alliance / Miguel Tinker Salas --
4. Chávez and the search for an alternative to neoliberalism / Dick Parker --
pt. 3. Labor and race --
Introduction --
5. Trade union autonomy and the emergence of a new labor movement in Venezuela / Steve Ellner --
6. Ethnicity and revolution : the political economy of racism in Venezuela / Jesús María Herrera Salas --
pt. 4. Social movements --
Introduction --
7. Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution : who are the Chavistas? / Cristóbal Valencia Ramírez --
8. Social movements in a polarized setting : myths of Venezuelan civil society / María Pilar García-Guadilla --
pt. 5. Electoral politics, social change, and U.S. reaction --
Introduction --
9. When "no" means "yes to revolution" : electoral politics in Bolivarian Venezuela / Daniel Hellinger --
10. Confronting Hugo Chavez : U.S. "democracy promotion" in Latin America / Christopher I. Clement --
Bibliography --
Index --
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Series Title: Latin American perspectives in the classroom.
Responsibility: edited by Steve Ellner and Miguel Tinker Salas.
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Before 1989, US scholars emphasized Venezuela's status as an exceptional Latin American nation. Most importantly, it served as an ideal model for US policy in Latin America. All this changed in the  Read more...

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