Venezuelan Politics in the Chávez Era: Class, Polarization, and Conflict

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Steve Ellner, Daniel Hellinger
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004 - Political Science - 259 pages
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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 response, this title offers a revisionist view of Venezuela's recent political history and a fresh appraisal of the Chavez administration.
 

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Contents

The Breakdown of Puntofijismo
27
Social Polarization and the Populist Resurgence in Venezuela
55
His Movement and His Presidency
73
Chavez and the Venezuelan
93
Economic Policy and the Rise of Hugo Chavez
113
Subversive
131
Angel E Alvarez
147
Organized Labor and the Challenge of Chavismo
161
Institutionalization
179
The Democratic and Authoritarian Directions
215
The Contributors
243
About the Book
259
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