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Hugo Ch Vez And The Bolivarian Revolution

Author : Richard Gott
ISBN : 1844675335
Genre : Political Science
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Places the Venezuelas controversial and charismatic president in historical perspective, and examines his plans and programs.
Category: Political Science

Hugo Ch Vez And The Bolivarian Revolution

Author : Barry Cannon
ISBN : 9781847797193
Genre : Political Science
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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 Hugo Chávez within these contexts, assessing to what extent his government fits into established ideas on populism in Latin America. The book also provides a comprehensive and critical analysis of Chávez's emergence, his government's social and economic policies, its foreign policy, as well as assessing the charges of authoritarianism brought against him. Written in clear, accessible prose, the book carries debate beyond current polarised views on the Venezuelan president, to consider the prospects of the new Bolivarian model surviving beyond its leader and progenitor, Hugo Chávez.
Category: Political Science

In The Shadow Of The Liberator

Author : Richard Gott
ISBN : 1859847757
Genre : History
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Describes the political career and ambitions of Hugo Chavez, who was elected president of Venezuela in 1998.
Category: History

Hugo Chavez

Author : Cristina Marcano
ISBN : 9781588366504
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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He is one of the most controversial and important world leaders currently in power. In this international bestseller, at last available in English, Hugo Chávez is captured in a critically acclaimed biography, a riveting account of the Venezuelan president who continues to influence, fascinate, and antagonize America. Born in a small town on the Venezuelan plains, Chávez found his interests radically altered when he entered the military academy in Caracas. There, as Hugo Chávez reveals in dramatic detail, he was drawn to leftist politics and a new sense of himself as predestined to change the fortunes of his country and Latin America as a whole. Portrayed as never before is the double life Chávez soon began to lead: by day he was a family man and a military officer, but by night he secretly recruited insurgents for a violent overthrow of the government. His efforts would climax in an attempted coup against President Carlos Andrés Pérez, an action that ended in a spectacular failure but gave Chávez his first irresistible taste of celebrity and laid the groundwork for his ascension to the presidency eight years later. Here is the truth about Chávez’s revolutionary “Bolivarian” government, which stresses economic reforms meant to discourage corruption and empower the poor–while the leader spends seven thousand dollars a day on himself and cozies up to Arab oil elites. Venezuelan journalists Cristina Marcano and Alberto Barrera Tyszka explore the often crude and comical public figure who condemns George W. Bush in the most fiery language but at the same time hires lobbyists to improve his country’s image in the West. The authors examine not only Chávez’s political career but also his personal life–including his first marriage, which was marked by a long affair and the birth of a troubled son, and his second marriage, which produced a daughter toward whom Chávez’s favoritism has caused private tension and public talk. This seminal biography is filled with exclusive excerpts from Chávez’s own diary and draws on new research and interviews with such insightful subjects as Herma Marksman, the professor who was his mistress for nine years. Hugo Chávez is an essential work about a man whose power, peculiarities, and passion for the global spotlight only continue to grow. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

We Created Ch Vez

Author : George Ciccariello-Maher
ISBN : 9780822354529
Genre : History
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This history of Venezuelan politics from below tells how militants, students, women, Afro-indigeneous peoples, and the working-class brought about Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution and, ultimately, brought Hugo Chávez to power.
Category: History


Author : Rory Carroll
ISBN : 9780143124887
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Describes the leadership of Venezuela's elected president, Hugo Châavez, and his efforts to transform his country and paints a picture of his life based on interviews with ministers, aides, courtiers, and everyday citizens.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Understanding The Venezuelan Revolution Hugo Chvez Talks To Marta Harnecker

Author : Cheesa Boudin
ISBN : 8189654004
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Marta Harnecker s interviews with Hugo Chávez began soon after one of the most dramatic moments of Chávez s presidency the failed coup of April 2002. In the aftermath of the failed coup, Chávez talks to Harnecker about the formation of his political ideas, his aspirations for Venezuela, its domestic and international policies, problems of political organization, relations with social movements in other countries, and more, constantly relating these to concrete events and to strategies for change.// The exchange between Harnecker and Chávez sometimes reflective, sometimes anecdotal, always characterized by their passionate commitment to the struggles of the oppressed-brings to light the process of thought and action behind the public pronouncements and policies of state. // Hugo Chávez has become a symbol of defiance of U.S. imperialism throughout Latin America. His importance for the future of the region makes this book essential reading.

Blogging The Revolution

Author : Francisco Toro
ISBN : 1939393159
Genre : Venezuela
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For more than ten years, Caracas Chronicles has distilled Hugo Chavez's Venezuela for English-speaking readers, providing both context and a home for lively discussion. This compilation by its editors, Toro and Nagel, brings together their best work. With Hugo Chavez's passing, Venezuela enters a new era. The time has come to look back on a decade of unprecedented upheavals. From a sharply critical stance, Blogging the Revolution surveys the evolution of both chavismo and the opposition, the disintegration of Venezuela's public sphere, the political economy of the petrostate, and its impact on everyday life in the South American nation.
Category: Venezuela

Hugo Ch Vez

Author : Nikolas Kozloff
ISBN : 9781250105066
Genre : Political Science
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Audacious, provocative, and bombastic, few world politicians are as colorful as Hugo Chávez, now making international news for his plans to nationalize U.S. owned businesses and his bold opposition to Washington's economic and trade policies. As Venezuela gains importance as the fifth largest oil exporter in the world, this firebrand leader is quickly moving to the public spotlight by uniting much of South America against the Bush administration and wielding oil as a "geopolitical weapon." To create this rich and objective portrait, Nikolas Kozloff--one of the few American journalists who has spent years in the Andean region--has profiled Chávez's top advisors, leaders of his movement, and other key figures in both Venezuela and the U.S. The result is a timely, exhaustive analysis of Chávez as a political leader, and a nuanced examination of the president moving to the center of the global stage. Includes a new afterword by the author, with insights into Chávez's reelection in relation to wider hemispheric politics.
Category: Political Science