Venezuela's Chavismo and Populism in Comparative Perspective

Venezuela's Chavismo and Populism in Comparative Perspective

by Kirk A. Hawkins
     
 

Examines the populist movement of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and argues that populism is primarily a response to widespread corruption.See more details below

Overview

Examines the populist movement of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and argues that populism is primarily a response to widespread corruption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521765039
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Chavismo, populism, and democracy; 3. Measuring the populist discourse of Chavismo; 4. Party system breakdown and the rise of Chavismo; 5. The causes of populism in comparative perspective; 6. Populist organization: the Bolivarian circles in Venezuela; 7. Populist policy: the missions of the Chávez government; 8. Conclusion; Appendix A: the populist speech rubric; Appendix B: test of the sampling technique; Appendix C: test of interaction effects.

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