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From Chavismo to a democratic left in Venezuela

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dc.contributor.author Lecuna, Antonio
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-16T20:56:50Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-16T20:56:50Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12
dc.identifier.citation Published in Dissent, 60(3), 2013, pages 26-28 [DOI: 10.1353/dss.2013.0067] es_CL
dc.identifier.citation DISSENT, 2013, vol. 60, n° 3, p.27-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/59
dc.description.abstract Venezuela’s political institutions have mutated from a subsidised coalition that almost privatised the oil industry to a populist nationalism that is polarising society to the brink of civil war. In this paper, I examine chavismo in Venezuela as a new and unusual revelatory phenomenon and the most extreme case of leftwing populism in Latin America. The within-case analysis addresses the extreme polarisation of the political landscape and the consolidation of the Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (United Socialist Political Party of Venezuela, or PSUV) as a united leftwing redistributive party. The conclusions suggest that the PSUV would need to evolve into an institutionalised phenomenon –beyond the nominal leader– with a clear division of power and strong internal debate, and the diverse opposition would need to unite under one political organisation with a defined ideology that is more relevant than the single bonding effect of removing Chávez es_CL
dc.format.extent 15 es_CL
dc.language.iso en_US es_CL
dc.publisher School of Business and Economics, Universidad del Desarrollo es_CL
dc.relation.ispartofseries Past working paper;09
dc.subject Institutions es_CL
dc.subject Economic development es_CL
dc.subject Territorial development es_CL
dc.subject Venezuela es_CL
dc.subject Public policy es_CL
dc.title From Chavismo to a democratic left in Venezuela es_CL
dc.type Documento de trabajo es_CL


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