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Venezuela's Chavismo and Populism in Comparative Perspective

Venezuela's Chavismo and Populism in Comparative Perspective

by Kirk A. Hawkins


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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)

About the Author

Kirk A. Hawkins is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University. He is a co-author of Latin American Party Systems (Cambridge University Press). His work on political parties and populist movements has been published in several book chapters and journals, including Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Research Review, and Third World Quarterly.

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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