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The Failure of Political Reform in Venezuela



ISBN 9781138634626
Published November 30, 2017 by Routledge
252 Pages

 
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This title was first published in 2001. The victory of former lieutenant colonel Hugo Chavez in the Venezuelan presidential elections of 1998 was criticized as a blow against the country's deep-seated democratic tradition. It is claimed that this simplistic argument fails to recognize the extent of democratic deterioration in the country and the limitations imposed by discredited political actors on a meaningful democratic reform process. The book aims to break new ground in providing unseen evidence of electoral fraud and offers a fresh perspective on the nature of democratic development.

Table of Contents

List of Tables -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- List of Venezuelan States -- Introduction -- 1 Structuring the Two Party System -- 2 Economic Decline and System Decay -- 3 Abstention and Alienation -- 4 Electoral Corruption -- 5 Containing Reform -- 6 Roots and Characteristics of La Causa Radical -- 7 Towards System Transition -- 8 Into the Fifth Republic -- 9 Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.

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