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Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Matthew Soberg Shugart and Martin P. Wattenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is a series (Comparative Politics) for students and teachers of political science that deals with contemporary issues in comparative government and politics. In the view of many electoral ... More


The Legislative Consequences of MMP Electoral Rules in Venezuela

Michael R. Kulisheck and Brian F. Crisp

in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The inaugural mixed‐member proportional (MMP) elections were held in Venezuela in 1993. According to the MMP electoral rules in Venezuela, approximately half of the Chamber of Deputies is elected ... More


Extending the Rule of Law

Michael Banton

in International Action against Racial Discrimination

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280613
eISBN:
9780191598760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280610.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The presentation of a periodic report from the government of Venezuela in 1989 is described. Committee members expressed their disagreement with the government's view of its reporting obligations. ... More


“Extreme” Electoral Systems and the Appeal of the Mixed‐Member Alternative

Matthew Soberg Shugart

in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This develops an argument applicable primarily to reform in established democracies, but potentially offering insight into choices in new democracies as well: that there are certain electoral systems ... More


The Sources of Electoral Reform in Venezuela

Brian F. Crisp and Juan Carlos Rey

in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Recent electoral reform in Venezuela, including the adoption of a mixed‐member proportional (MMP) system, has occurred in the context of crisis. Recounts the history leading from the situation of an ... More


Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Giovanni Andrea Cornia (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Based on an extensive review of relevant literature and an econometric analysis of inequality indexes, this book provides the first systematic analysis of the changes in within‐country income ... More


Factor Shares and Resource Booms: Accounting for the Evolution of Venezuelan Inequality

Francisco RodrÍguez

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is the second of five country case studies on income inequality, and shows that income inequality in Venezuela has significantly worsened during the past 27 years; in particular, the worsening ... More


Venezuela's Petro-Diplomacy: Hugo Chavez's Foreign Policy

Ralph S. Clem (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035307
eISBN:
9780813038292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035307.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Since coming to power in 1999, President Hugo Chavez has used the windfall of high oil prices to remake Venezuela internally along the model of twenty-first-century socialism and, even more ... More


Literacy and Mothering: How Women’s Schooling Changes the Lives of the World's Children

Robert A. LeVine, Sarah LeVine, Beatrice Schnell-Anzola, Meredith L. Rowe, and Emily Dexter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195309829
eISBN:
9780199932733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309829.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Decades of research have shown that women’s school attainment is correlated with reduced child mortality and fertility in developing countries – without clarifying the processes involved. This book ... More


After Neoliberalism?: The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America

Gustavo A. Flores-Macias

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891658
eISBN:
9780199933402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891658.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Between 1998 and 2010, an unprecedented wave of left-of-center candidates reached power in Latin America. In spite of a shared concern for social inequality and opposition to the Washington ... More


Dancing Jacobins

Rafael Sánchez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823263653
eISBN:
9780823268887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263653.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Since independence from Spain the trope of an endless antagonism pitting civilization against barbarism has remained pervasive in Latin America’s republican imaginary. This book apprehends that trope ... More


Privatization

RUMU SARKAR

in International Development Law: Rule of Law, Human Rights, and Global Finance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195398281
eISBN:
9780199866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398281.003.006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines privatization as a means of making developing economies more efficient and profitable. It reviews the implications for changing the role of the State, and the vacillation ... More


Contexts of Mothers’ Lives

Robert A. Levine, Sarah E. Levine, Beatrice Schnell-Anzola, Meredith L. Rowe, and Emily Dexter

in Literacy and Mothering: How Women’s Schooling Changes the Lives of the World's Children

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195309829
eISBN:
9780199932733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309829.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter provides an overview of the community-level field research on maternal literacy carried out in four countries: Mexico, Nepal, Venezuela and Zambia. It begins with the ways in which ... More


Mothers as Teachers at Home

Robert A. Levine, Sarah E. Levine, Beatrice Schnell-Anzola, Meredith L. Rowe, and Emily Dexter

in Literacy and Mothering: How Women’s Schooling Changes the Lives of the World's Children

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195309829
eISBN:
9780199932733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309829.003.0051
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines evidence from Mexico, Venezuela and Nepal indicating that experience in Western-type schools influences’ women’s maternal behavior in a pedagogical direction, involving verbal ... More


Party System in Disarray: Venezuela’s Statist Revisionism

Gustavo Flores-Macías

in After Neoliberalism?: The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891658
eISBN:
9780199933402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891658.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter 4 discusses the role of the party system in explaining statist economic reforms in Venezuela during Hugo Chávez’s presidency. It argues that the disarray of the party system during the late ... More


Race and Nation: The Democratic Caesarism of Vallenilla Lanz

Diego A. von Vacano

in The Color of Citizenship: Race, Modernity and Latin American / Hispanic Political Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199746668
eISBN:
9780199932337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746668.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the second period of the republican era in Latin American political thought to consider the role of race in the making of nationalism. After the collapse of the Bolivarian dream ... More


The New Woman

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A continuation of the history of the Palm dynasty this chapter delves into the Influences of Venezuela and Colombia on the music of the Netherlands Antilles, Going into detail about the history of ... More


The Latin American Continent: Brazil, Venezuela, and Argentina

John Sinclair

in Latin American Television: A Global View

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159308
eISBN:
9780191673580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159308.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Brazil still exhibits parallels with other major television nations of its region in the development and structure of its media, although distinct from the rest of Latin America in its language, ... More


Precursors and Premonitions

John Lynch

in Caudillos in Spanish America 1800–1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198211358
eISBN:
9780191678189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211358.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Caudillos and dictators have tended to occupy centre stage of Spanish American history, frequent actors in government, recurring heroes of society. The term ‘caudillo’ hardly entered the political ... More


Independence: Nursery of Caudillos

John Lynch

in Caudillos in Spanish America 1800–1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198211358
eISBN:
9780191678189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211358.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The caudillo was a child of war and a product of independence. When, in 1808, the French invasion of Spain severed the metropolis from its colonies and created a crisis of authority among its ... More


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