Venezuela / Edition 1

Venezuela / Edition 1

by Steve Ellner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742554562

ISBN-13: 9780742554566

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This authoritative book offers a comprehensive assessment of contemporary Venezuela. Analyzing the multifaceted phenomenon of Hugo Chávez, leading scholars move beyond his flamboyant style to focus on the concerns of popular social and political movements. The book challenges the misleading notions that for several decades glorified Venezuelan

Overview

This authoritative book offers a comprehensive assessment of contemporary Venezuela. Analyzing the multifaceted phenomenon of Hugo Chávez, leading scholars move beyond his flamboyant style to focus on the concerns of popular social and political movements. The book challenges the misleading notions that for several decades glorified Venezuelan "exceptionalism" and minimized the role of important actors. After setting the historical and socio-economic contexts, the contributors explore racial issues, social and labor movements, electoral politics, economic and oil policy, and United States support for the Venezuelan opposition. Underscoring the complexity of Chávez and his popularity, the book highlights the need to avoid simplistic assessments of the past and present and offers a clear-eyed understanding of Venezuelan reality today.

Contributions by: Christopher I. Clement, Steve Ellner, Maria Pilar García Guadilla, Daniel Hellinger, Jesús María Herrera Salas, Edgardo Lander, Dick Parker, Miguel Tinker Salas, and Cristóbal Valencia Ramírez

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742554566
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: New Perspectives and the Chávez Phenomenon
Part I: Theoretical, Historical, and International Background
Chapter 1: The Venezuelan Exceptionalism Thesis: Separating Myth from Reality
Chapter 2: Venezuelan Social Conflict in a Global Context
Part II: Oil and Economic Policy
Chapter 3: U.S. Oil Companies in Venezuela: The Forging of an Enduring Alliance
Chapter 4: Chávez and the Search for an Alternative to Neoliberalism
Part III: Labor and Race
Chapter 5: Trade Autonomy and the Emergence of a New Labor Movement in Venezuela
Chapter 6: Ethnicity and Revolution: The Political Economy of Racism in Venezuela
Part IV: Social Movements
Chapter 7: Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution: Who Are the Chavistas?
Chapter 8: Social Movements in a Polarized Setting: Myths of Venezuelan Civil Society
Part V: Electoral Politics, Social Change, and U.S. Reaction
Chapter 9: When "No" Means "Yes to Revolution": Electoral Politics in Bolivarian Venezuela
Chapter 10: Confronting Hugo Chávez: United States "Democracy Promotion" in Latin America

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