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Author Corrales, Javier, 1966-

Title Dragon in the tropics : Hugo Chávez and the political economy of revolution in Venezuela / Javier Corrales, Michael Penfold

Publ Info Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2011]
 PC  JL3831 .C68 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  L3831 .C68 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  JL3831 .C68 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 195 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
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Note At head of title: "A Brookings Latin America Initiative Book."
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : the Chávez revolution in perspective -- Power grabbing and the rise of a hybrid regime in Venezuela, 1999-2009 -- Economic policy and the oil honey pot -- Institutional resource curse : seizing political control of PDVSA -- Venezuela's new foreign policy : soft-balancing and social power diplomacy -- Hybrid regimes and populism in Venezuela and beyond
Note "A study of the Venezuelan revolution headed by Hugo Chávez, first elected president in 1999, with emphasis on how Chávez took a frail but still pluralistic democracy and turned it into a semi-authoritarian regime, achieving political transformation at great cost to the country's institutions, including its oil industry"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Chávez Frías, Hugo
Venezuela -- Politics and government -- 1999-
Venezuela -- Economic policy
Venezuela -- Foreign relations -- 1999-
Add Author Penfold-Becerra, Michael
Brookings Institution. Latin America Initiative
Alt Title Hugo Chávez and the political economy of revolution in Venezuela
ISBN 9780815704973 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0815704976 (pbk. : alk. paper)