Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
VENEZUELA 2010-2011: POLARIZACIÓN Y RADICALIZACIÓN DEL PROYECTO SOCIALISTA
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2012 (Spanish)In: Revista de Ciencia Política, ISSN 0718-090X, Vol. 32, no 1, 293-313 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [es]

En Venezuela el bienio de 2010 y 2011 se caracterizó por una polarización política y social y la radicalización continua del gobierno socialista de Hugo Chávez Frías, con la ejecución de nuevas leyes, oficialmente para expandir y profundizar la democracia participativa y radical. Paralelamente, también se manifestó el retorno de la oposición política a partir de las elecciones parlamentarias de 2010. En el 2011, la crisis interna ya existente dentro del Chavismo se acentuó con la enfermedad del Presidente Chávez y los aspectos de incertidumbre en cuanto al liderazgo de un movimiento político que hasta la fecha se ha caracterizado por un alto grado de personalismo y poder concentrado en el Presidente. En el campo social el gobierno ha mantenido sus políticas progresistas/asistencialistas de diferentes Misiones sociales del Estado, especialmente a partir del 2011 para confrontar la escasez habitacional. En 2011 igualmente se puede observar el inicio de la pre-campaña electoral para las presidenciales del 2012. En el presente estudio se ofrece un resumen político de Venezuela en 2010 y 2011 y habrá un enfoque analítico particular en las elecciones parlamentarias de 2010, así como en las tensiones entre dos modelos democráticos: uno liberal representativo y otro más radical y participativo. De este último modelo, habrá un énfasis especial en la evolución de los Consejos Comunales y sus implicaciones para la democracia. 

Abstract [en]

Venezuela 2010-2011: Polarization and Radicalization of the socialist project

The years of 2010 and 2011 were characterized by political and social polarization and similarly by a radicalization of the socialist government of Hugo Chávez Frías, with the establishment of new laws to expand the model of radical participatory democracy. The period however also witnessed the return of the opposition to the National Assembly in 2010. In 2011, the already existing crisis within the Chavismo was hit by the health problems of the President, which added to uncertainty regarding the leadership of a movement that hitherto has been characterized by a high degree of personalism and power concentration in Chávez. In the social field, the government has maintained its progressive (and/or paternalist) policies of different State Social Missions (Misiones), since 2011 mainly to confront housing shortages. Already in 2011, the beginning of a pre-campaign before the presidential elections of 2012 can be observed. This study provides a political summary of Venezuela in 2010 and 2011, and there will be special analytical attention paid to the parliamentary elections of 2010, and –particularly- the tensions between two different democratic schemes: a liberal representative model and a more radical and participatory type of democracy. As for the second type there will be special attention to the Community Councils and their implications for Venezuelan democracy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 32, no 1, 293-313 p.
Keyword [en]
Democracy, elections, Hugo Chávez, polarization, 21st century Socialism, Venezuela
Keyword [es]
Democracia, elecciones, Hugo Chávez, polarización, socialismo del siglo XXI, Venezuela
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82811OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-82811DiVA: diva2:572197
Available from: 2012-11-27 Created: 2012-11-27 Last updated: 2017-11-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(281 kB)36 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 281 kBChecksum SHA-512
acdf4b9642e8e7bf1ca869d0b5cecc414412d1c51e3532d27ef2de084244fdf7ffa68b93b87aff436724b7b33e23c1c864bc59c512130be74c2761bf7854a7e0
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Free full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lalander, Rickard
By organisation
Department of Political Science
Political Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 36 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 80 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf