Political Mobilization of the Venezuelan Peasant

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Harvard University Press, 1971 - Political Science - 259 pages
In the first part of this pioneering study, John Duncan Powell traces the formation of a successful alliance between the peasant masses, who sought land reform, and a small urban elite, which desperately needed a political power base. Part II is devoted to an empirical structural-functional analysis of the alliance.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
FIGURES
6
The Struggle for Power 19281945
15
Venezuelan agricultural exports
25
Building the Mobilization Base 19361945
44
The Mobilizing Elite in Power 19451948
65
1946
72
The Counterrevolution 19481958
87
ANALYSIS OF
113
Party affiliation of union leader related to estimated
120
Comparative educational level of FCV leaders
126
The rural problemsolving system
134
The Generation and Transmission of Demands
136
The Flow of Governmental Responses
162
The Politics of Agrarian Reform
182
Concluding Perspectives
212

Land reform estimates before and after Perez Jimenez
94
Agrarian Reform 19581968
100
Election results December 1958
101
Legally operating syndicates and their membership
107
Venezuelan urbanization and the formation of an urban
220
Notes
231
Index
257
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