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Venezuelan politics in the Chávez era : class, polarization, and conflict

Author: Steve Ellner; Daniel Hellinger
Publisher: Boulder : L. Rienner, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Named Person: Hugo Chávez Frías
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Ellner; Daniel Hellinger
ISBN: 1588261085 9781588261083 1588262979 9781588262974
OCLC Number: 474633160
Description: x, 259 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 Movement 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 Direction of the Chavista Movement-S. Ellner and D. Hellinger.
Responsibility: edited by Steve Ellner and Daniel Hellinger.


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