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

Barry Cannon

Abstract

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 Evita. Globalisation, implemented through harsh IMF-inspired Structural Adjustment Programmes, has taken hold throughout the region, and democracy is supposedly the ‘only game in town’. This book examines the phenomenon that is Chávez within these contexts, assessing to what extent his government fits into established ideas on populism in Latin America. It also provides a comprehensive and critical ana ... More

Keywords: Hugo Chávez, Venezuela, Latin America, populism, globalisation, Structural Adjustment Programmes, democracy, authoritarianism, foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719077715
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719077715.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Cannon, author