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For four decades, Venezuela prided itself for having one of the most stable representative democracies in Latin America. Then, in 1992, Hugo Ch

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. PART I: Antecedents: The Foundations of the Punto Fijo Regime of Representative Democracy
  2. p. 9
  1. 1 The Normalization of Punto Fijo Democracy
  2. pp. 11-29
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  1. PART II: The Actors: Making Political Demands
  2. p. 31
  1. 2 Urban Poor and Political Order
  2. pp. 33-49
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  1. 3 The Military: From Marginalization to Center Stage
  2. pp. 50-70
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  1. 4 Entrepreneurs: Profits without Power?
  2. pp. 71-92
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  1. 5 Civil Society: Late Bloomers
  2. pp. 93-114
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  1. 6 Intellectuals: An Elite Divided
  2. pp. 115-129
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  1. 7 The United States and Venezuela: From a Special Relationship to Wary Neighbors
  2. pp. 1130-151
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  1. 8 The Unraveling of Venezuela’s Party System: From Party Rule to Personalistic Politics and Deinstitutionalization
  2. pp. 152-178
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  1. PART III: Policy Making and Its Consequences
  2. p. 179
  1. 9 Decentralization: Key to Understanding a Changing Nation
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  1. 10 The Syndrome of Economic Decline and the Quest for Change
  2. pp. 202-230
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  1. 11 Public Opinion, Political Socialization, and Regime Stabilization
  2. pp. 231-260
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  1. PART IV: Conclusion
  2. p. 261
  1. 12 From Representative to Participatory Democracy? Regime Transformation in Venezuela
  2. pp. 263-295
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 297-305
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 307-318
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 319-320
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  1. References
  2. pp. 321-336
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 337-340
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780801892387
Related ISBN
9780801884283
MARC Record
OCLC
645918650
Pages
376
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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