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Politics in Venezuela

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The Author: Michael Derham studied classical archaeology, ancient history and Hispanic studies at Liverpool University. He wrote ... Lire la suite
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The Author: Michael Derham studied classical archaeology, ancient history and Hispanic studies at Liverpool University. He wrote a doctoral thesis on Spanish immigration into Venezuela and its 1950s political context, in the School of Latin American Studies at Liverpool University. He is now a Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies at Northumbria University in Newcastle.



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Hugo Chvez is heavily criticised by the international political class and the press and media. He is dismissed academically as a 'populist' and dismissed more generally as a rabble rouser whose anti-American outbursts threaten regional stability, at the least. However, a lot of the criticism and reporting lacks context. Outside the country, not much is known about modern Venezuela and even less about the history from which today's reality has emerged. Why is Chvez so loud and outspoken? If he is so bad, why does he keep getting elected? Does he really have the backing of a majority? Is he destroying democracy in his own country and creating division and strife? This book not only answers these questions, and others, such as why, in Venezuela, the 1950s dictatorship of Marcos Prez Jimnez is often claimed to have worked better than democracy. It also shows how Venezuela's Antagonistic State, between 1958 and 1998, led to the destruction of a whole political and economic elite.



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Contents: Twentieth-century Venezuelan political history and its commentators and participants - The deliberate top-down construction of 'democracy' - Marcos Pérez Jiménez and the golden years of enlightened dictatorship - Rómulo Betancourt, illegitimate democracy, civil war and stagnation - Government against the best interests and well-being of the people or the Antagonistic State - Implosion of the Antagonistic State and the concomitant rise of Hugo Chávez.

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Titre: Politics in Venezuela
Sous-titre: Explaining Hugo Chávez
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Code EAN: 9783034301091
ISBN: 303430109X
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 346
Poids: 504g
Taille: H223mm x B151mm x T22mm
Année: 2010

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