Changing Venezuela by taking power: the history and policies of the Chávez government

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Verso, 2007 - Political Science - 312 pages
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Since coming to power in 1998, the Chavez government has inspired both fierce internal debate and horror amongst Western governments accustomed to counting on an obeisant regime in the oil-rich state. In this rich and resourceful study, Greg Wilpert exposes the self-serving logic behind much middle-class opposition to Venezuela's elected leader, and explains the real reason for their alarm. He argues that the Chavez government has instituted one of the world's most progressive constitutions, but warns that they have yet to overcome the dangerous specters of the country's past.

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Review: Changing Venezuela by Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chavez Government

User Review  - Shin Furuya - Goodreads

Well-researched analysis of Chavez's policies as well as Venezuela. It contributes to correct the current excessively distorted and 'demonized' character of Chavez, and presents 'honest' information ... Read full review

Review: Changing Venezuela by Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chavez Government

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Get past the hype of Fox News and examine the actual achievements of Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian Revolution. A sympathetic and informed account based on years spent in Venezuela, Wilpert praises the ... Read full review

Contents

Governance Policy
29
Economic Policy
69
Social Policy
105
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Gregory Wilpert is a sociologist, freelance journalist, and a former US Fulbright Scholar in Venezuela.

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