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

  • Boulder, Colo. ; London : L. Rienner c2003
Physical description
x, 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm..
  • 1588261085 (hbk.)
  • 1588262979 (pbk.)
  • Includes bibliographical references ((p. 227-241) and index).
  • Introduction: the search for explanations / Steve Ellner -- Political overview: the breakdown of Puntofijismo and the rise of Chavismo / Daniel Hellinger -- Social polarization and the populist resurgence in Venezuela / Kenneth Roberts -- Hugo Chavez Frias: his movement and his presidency / Margarita Lopez Maya -- Democracy in uniform: Chavez and the Venezuelan armed forces / Deborah L. Norden -- Economic policy and the rise of Hugo Chavez / Julia Buxton -- Subversive oil / Bernard Mommer -- State reform before and after Chavez's election / Angel E. Alvarez -- Organized labor and the challenge of Chavismo / Steve Ellner -- Civil society: institutionalization, fragmentation, autonomy / Maria Pilar Garcia-Guadilla -- The Hugo Chavez phenomenon: what do "the people" think? / Patricia Marquez -- Conclusion: the democratic and authoritarian directions of the Chavista movement / Steve Ellner and Daniel Hellinger
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  • The radical alteration of the political landscape in Venezuela following the electoral triumph of the controversial Hugo Chávez 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 Chávez administration.