Rethinking Venezuelan Politics: Class, Conflict, and the Chávez Phenomenon
Emphasizes the central significance of Venezuela's economic and social cleavages. This book explores the rise of Chavismo, opposition within the country and abroad, internal tensions in the Chavista movement, and the trajectory of the Chavez government domestically and on the international stage.
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Rethinking Venezuelan Politics
A Brief Overview
Venezuelas Model Democracy 19581989
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