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Changing Venezuela by Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chavez Government

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Since coming to power in 1998, the Chavez government has inspired both fierce internal debate and horror amongst Western governments accustomed to counting on an obeisant regime in the oil-rich state. Is Venezuela going through a peaceful, democratic "Bolivarian revolution," with the country's poor becoming politically engaged and beginning to share its oil wealth? Or is Chavez leading his country towards Latin American caudillismoat best, or Castro-style communism at worst?

In this rich and resourceful study, Greg Wilpert exposes the self-serving logic behind much middle-class opposition to Venezuela's elected leader, and explains the real reason for their alarm. He argues that the Chavez government has instituted one of the world's most progressive constitutions, but warns that they have yet to overcome the dangerous specters of the country's past: its culture of patronage and clientelism, its corruption, and its support for personality cults all of them fueled by the attention and interference of a succession of US administrations.

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Venezuela under Hugo Chvez could be a model for peaceful revolution'"or it could all be undone by the specters of the past.

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This acclaimed history of Chávez's Venezuela argues that it could be a model for peaceful revolution.

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Since coming to power in 1998, the Chavez government has inspired both fierce internal debate and horror amongst Western governments accustomed to counting on an obeisant regime in the oil-rich state.  In this rich and resourceful study, Greg Wilpert exposes the self-serving logic behind much middle-class opposition to Venezuela's elected leader, and explains the real reason for their alarm. He argues that the Chavez government has instituted one of the world's most progressive constitutions, but warns that they have yet to overcome the dangerous specters of the country's past.

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Gregory Wilpert is a sociologist, freelance journalist, and a former US Fulbright Scholar in Venezuela.

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ISBN:
9781844675524
Subtitle:
The History and Policies of the Chavez Government
Author:
Wilpert, Gregory
Author:
Wilpert, Greg
Publisher:
Verso
Subject:
General
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
History
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Government - International
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
December 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Venezuela under Hugo Chvez could be a model for peaceful revolution'"or it could all be undone by the specters of the past.
"Synopsis" by , This acclaimed history of Chávez's Venezuela argues that it could be a model for peaceful revolution.
"Synopsis" by , Since coming to power in 1998, the Chavez government has inspired both fierce internal debate and horror amongst Western governments accustomed to counting on an obeisant regime in the oil-rich state.  In this rich and resourceful study, Greg Wilpert exposes the self-serving logic behind much middle-class opposition to Venezuela's elected leader, and explains the real reason for their alarm. He argues that the Chavez government has instituted one of the world's most progressive constitutions, but warns that they have yet to overcome the dangerous specters of the country's past.
"Synopsis" by , Gregory Wilpert is a sociologist, freelance journalist, and a former US Fulbright Scholar in Venezuela.
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