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Deepening democracy in post-neoliberal Bolivia and Venezuela, advances and setbacks, John Brown

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Deepening democracy in post-neoliberal Bolivia and Venezuela, advances and setbacks, John Brown
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Deepening democracy in post-neoliberal Bolivia and Venezuela
Nature of contents
bibliographydictionaries
Oclc number
12904870711273727813
Responsibility statement
John Brown
Series statement
Routledge Studies in Latin American Development
Sub title
advances and setbacks
Summary
"This book provides a timely and nuanced analysis of the successes and shortcoming of efforts to move beyond market democracy in Bolivia and Venezuela. A twin crisis of democratic representation and socio-economic precarity created space for anti-system outsiders to emerge on the left flank of traditional party-systems in Bolivia and Venezuela, paving the way for a "post-neoliberal" democratization process. Over the course of the projects headed by Evo Morales in Bolivia and Hugo Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela, however, power struggles emerged between a recalcitrant elite, the left-led government, and organized popular sectors. These tensions shaped the pathways that processes followed, with simultaneous democratization and de-democratization occurring whereby a partial deepening and extending of democratic quality for popular sectors was accompanied by the bending of liberal norms. Comparing the varying balance and forms of power between competing actors, this book offers a novel and rich explanation of the partial and stuttering efforts to advance a post-neoliberal democracy in Bolivia and Venezuela. Bringing important insights on the reasons for the emergence of anti-system leaders and parties, the impact that they have on the quality of democracy, and how progressive governments interact with social movements, this book will be of interest to researchers studying Latin America, as well as those specialising in development and political science more broadly"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction : the crisis of market democracy and the emergence of anti-system outsiders -- Re-conceptualizing democratization in progressive-outsider cases -- Crisis of market democracy and making space for outsider Hugo Chávez : Venezuela in historical context -- Progressive and regressive centralization : the Hugo Chávez years, 1999-2013 -- From regressive to authoritarian centralization : Nicolás Maduro, 2013-21 -- Crisis of market democracy and making space for outsider Evo Morales : Bolivia in historical context -- Progressive and regressive centralization : the Evo Morales' years, 2006-14 -- Splits in the popular base, the return of the opposition, and the removal of Evo Morales, 2014-21 -- Venezuela and Bolivia in comparison : toward a typological theory of outsiderled, post-neoliberal democratization -- Conclusion : oligarchy, populisms, and pathways out of the crisis of democracy
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