Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2009

240 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719077715

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Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution

Populism and democracy in a globalised age

Barry Cannon

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first serious full-length study of the Chávez government from the perspective of theory on populism Places contemporary Venezuela in the wider context of globalisation and development and gives an all-round, comprehensive assessment of the Chávez government Provides detailed information on the context and causes for the emergence of Chávez, the characteristics of the Chávez movement, and his government's socio-economic policies and their impact Assesses critically the merits of accusations of authoritarianism against Chávez, examines the possible consequences for Venezuelan democracy of the Chávez government and provides a detailed review and assessment of his government's foreign policy Offers an excellent introduction to the Chávez government for the general reader interested in Latin American politics and world affairs