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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


The leader and the led: hegemonic strategies in the leadership of Hugo Chávez     

Barry Cannon

in Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution: Populism and Democracy in a Globalised Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077715
eISBN:
9781781701959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077715.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores how Hugo Chávez came to power as president of Venezuela, focusing on the strategies he used to achieve hegemony. It examines not only the political content of the Chávez ... More


Democrat or authoritarian? Democracy in Bolivarian Venezuela in comparative perspective   

Barry Cannon

in Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution: Populism and Democracy in a Globalised Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077715
eISBN:
9781781701959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077715.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Hugo Chávez has been repeatedly accused of authoritarianism, principally by opposition leaders but also by many foreign supporters of the opposition and even amongst some on the left. This chapter ... More


Populism, globalisation and the socioeconomic policies of the Chávez government  

Barry Cannon

in Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution: Populism and Democracy in a Globalised Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077715
eISBN:
9781781701959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077715.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Previous democratic regimes in Venezuela, preceding the emergence of Hugo Chávez, failed in the long term to establish policies aimed at lessening social divisions thus losing popular legitimacy. ... More


Revolutionizing Civil-Military Relations?: Hugo Chávez and the Fifth Republic in Venezuela, 1998–2004

Harold A. Trinkunas

in Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuela: A Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829820
eISBN:
9781469603643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877036_trinkunas.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the militarization of the Venezuelan state during the administration of President Hugo Chávez. It explores the link between the role of the military in Venezuelan politics, the ... More


Venezuelan international relations in the age of globalisation 

Barry Cannon

in Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution: Populism and Democracy in a Globalised Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077715
eISBN:
9781781701959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077715.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Populism is essential for explaining chavismo, but much of the literature on populism fails to take sufficient note of the wider context of globalisation, viewing it primarily from narrower ... More


The Catholic Church and the Leftist Populist Regimes of Latin America: Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia

Jeffrey Klaiber

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Klaiber analyzes the relationship between the Catholic Church and the leftist populist regimes of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela, Rafael Correa in Ecuador, and Evo Morales in Bolivia. In each case, the ... More


Structural fractures, crises, the state and the emergence of Chávez  

Barry Cannon

in Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution: Populism and Democracy in a Globalised Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077715
eISBN:
9781781701959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077715.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses Jürgen Habermas's ‘legitimation crises’ model and argues that Venezuelan society did not manage to achieve sufficient levels of robustness and inclusiveness to avoid a ... More


“Bolivarian” Anti-Semitism

Claudio Lomnitz and Rafael Sánchez

in Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231560
eISBN:
9780823235537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231560.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the use of religious symbolism to disempower others. It surveys recent cases of anti-Semitism in Venezuela that are directly related to Hugo ... More


The consequences and impact of populism: institutionalisation and democractisation in Chávez's Venezuela  

Barry Cannon

in Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution: Populism and Democracy in a Globalised Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077715
eISBN:
9781781701959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077715.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the political consequences and impact of populism. Examining the literature, two principal consequences of populism emerge: increased popular participation and diminished ... More


The Cuba-Venezuela Alliance and Its Continental Impact

Max Azicri

in Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Since at least 1999, Cuba and Venezuela have worked together to establish a partnership based on a mutual reinforcement of sociopolitical forces and historical, ideological, and personal friendship ... More


From Crisis to Collapse of the Party Systems and Dilemmas of Democratic Representation: Peru and Venezuela

Martín Tanaka

in The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752787
eISBN:
9780804767910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of the party systems collapse on the crisis of democratic representation in Peru and Venezuela. It explains that Alberto Fujimori and Hugo Chávez dismantled the ... More


Conclusion: populism and democracy in a globalised age

Barry Cannon

in Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution: Populism and Democracy in a Globalised Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077715
eISBN:
9781781701959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077715.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book has grouped a number of central questions into four central pillars—the ‘four Cs’: context, causes, characteristics and consequences. Hence, the book asked: What were the contexts in which ... More


The Liberator’s Sword: The Most Precious Relic of the Bolivarian Revolution

Alejandro E. Gómez Pernia

in Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062624
eISBN:
9780813051734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062624.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Alejandro Gomez Pernia analyzes the ways through which the swords of Simón Bolívar emerged as symbols of national and regional identity in the Venezuelan political imagination since the late ... More


When the Boat Comes In: Myth, Reification, and the Changing Face of Simón Bolívar in Venezuelan Politics and Culture

Nicholas Roberts

in Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062624
eISBN:
9780813051734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062624.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Eugenio Montejo’s poem “Nostalgia de Bolívar” (1976) depicts Simón Bolívar as the (symbolic) essence of the Venezuelan land and people. But both are also emptied of this essence, as, within the poem, ... More


Desire For Exception: Managing Disaster Victims

Didier Fassin

in Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520271166
eISBN:
9780520950481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271166.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses the aftermath of Tragedia in Venezuela in 1999, when the National Constituent Assembly declared a state of emergency and gave full power to President Hugo Chávez to deal with ... More


Intimate Publicities: Retreating the Theologico-Political in the Chávez Regime?

Rafael Sánchez

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter demonstrates how a “theologico-political balloon”, the Bolivarian republic of Hugo Chávez regime in Venezuela, has been deflated instantly by mediatic ... More


Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution: Populism and Democracy in a Globalised Age

Barry Cannon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077715
eISBN:
9781781701959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077715.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The emergence of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela has revived analysis of one of Latin America's most enduring political traditions: populism. Yet Latin America has changed since the heyday of Perón and ... More


Venezuela: Extreme Variations in Power Asymmetry

Javier Corrales

in Fixing Democracy: How Power Asymmetries Help Explain Presidential Powers in New Constitutions, Evidence from Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190868895
eISBN:
9780190869380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868895.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This first case study offers more proof of the book’s argument for power asymmetry by controlling for country (while testing the argument across time). Three major constituent assemblies and an ... More


Introduction

Barry Cannon

in Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution: Populism and Democracy in a Globalised Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077715
eISBN:
9781781701959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077715.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book explores the presidency of Hugo Chávez Frías of Venezuela (1999–present) in the context of theory on populism. It examines issues such as the continued relevance of populism itself in Latin ... More


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