Democracy Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America

Compiling state-of-the-art research on Latin American and Venezuelan politics, this book will appeal to academics and professionals who specialize in Latin American studies, international relations, democracy, and indigenous peoples.

Author: Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134503113

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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Hugo Chávez won re-election in the 2012 Venezuelan presidential election, despite a closer margin between candidates than in previous elections. The results were puzzling for those who believed that Chávez’s government had long ago reached its limits, while Chávez’s supporters were struck by the growth of the opposition vote. Thus understanding the Venezuelan election of 2012 has proved to be challenging, with various recent studies focused upon it. Luis F. Angosto Ferrández’s book advances two ideas not previously discussed: the relationship between electoral behavior in Venezuela and contemporary Latin American geopolitics, and the way that relationship is projected through the candidates’ appeal to narratives that situate Venezuela at the core of a heroic Latin American tradition and of a new regional process of integration. This edited volume first contextualizes and explains the results of the last re-election of Hugo Chávez in terms of its geopolitical conditionings and implications. Contributors tackle Latin American geopolitics by analyzing Venezuelan foreign policy and the country's role in continental projects of supra-national integration. Contributors also examine electoral strategy and tactics in order to show how the two main candidates built their campaign on emotional grounds as much on rational ones. This will be connected to the investigation of new narratives of national identification in contemporary Venezuela and how they may have practical implications in the design of policies addressing issues such as indigenous rights, community media and national security. Compiling state-of-the-art research on Latin American and Venezuelan politics, this book will appeal to academics and professionals who specialize in Latin American studies, international relations, democracy, and indigenous peoples.

Democracy Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America

It wrestles with thorny issues about the limits and possibilities of revolution in the current geopolitical context, benefitting from fine research on Latin America being undertaken in Australasia.” —Daniel Hellinger, Webster University ...

Author: Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrandez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134503180

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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Hugo Chávez won re-election in the 2012 Venezuelan presidential election, despite a closer margin between candidates than in previous elections. The results were puzzling for those who believed that Chávez’s government had long ago reached its limits, while Chávez’s supporters were struck by the growth of the opposition vote. Thus understanding the Venezuelan election of 2012 has proved to be challenging, with various recent studies focused upon it. Luis F. Angosto Ferrández’s book advances two ideas not previously discussed: the relationship between electoral behavior in Venezuela and contemporary Latin American geopolitics, and the way that relationship is projected through the candidates’ appeal to narratives that situate Venezuela at the core of a heroic Latin American tradition and of a new regional process of integration. This edited volume first contextualizes and explains the results of the last re-election of Hugo Chávez in terms of its geopolitical conditionings and implications. Contributors tackle Latin American geopolitics by analyzing Venezuelan foreign policy and the country's role in continental projects of supra-national integration. Contributors also examine electoral strategy and tactics in order to show how the two main candidates built their campaign on emotional grounds as much on rational ones. This will be connected to the investigation of new narratives of national identification in contemporary Venezuela and how they may have practical implications in the design of policies addressing issues such as indigenous rights, community media and national security. Compiling state-of-the-art research on Latin American and Venezuelan politics, this book will appeal to academics and professionals who specialize in Latin American studies, international relations, democracy, and indigenous peoples.

Venezuela Reframed

Boldly arguing that romanticized notions of cultural indigeneity hide growing class struggle, this book is essential reading not just for those interested in Venezuela, but all those interested in the prospects of democracy, contemporary ...

Author: Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783602007

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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The role of the indigenous population in the formation of the Bolivarian constitution is one of Latin America’s most important untold stories. Considered a beacon of twenty-first century socialism by many, Venezuela is witnessing the paradoxical emergence of ‘indigenous capitalisms’ as the government and various indigenous actors are driven by notions of development and enfranchisement grounded in the ideology of multiculturalism. Venezuela Reframed shows that a considerable part of indigenous activism, aligned with the Bolivarian governments, has paved the way for development in classical, social-democratic terms. It looks at how, in opposition to sectors of the indigenous population fighting for effective autonomy, many legitimate claims are being usurped to consolidate capitalist relations. Boldly arguing that romanticized notions of cultural indigeneity hide growing class struggle, this book is essential reading not just for those interested in Venezuela, but all those interested in the prospects of democracy, contemporary states and alternatives to capitalism worldwide.

Research Handbook on Democracy and Development

'Ordering discontent: domestic and international dynamics of the Bolivarian revolution'. In Luis F. Angosto-Ferrández (ed.), Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent.

Author: Gordon Crawford

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788112652

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Exploring and updating the controversial debates about the relationship between democracy and development, this Research Handbook provides clarification on the complex and nuanced interlinkages between political regime type and socio-economic development. Distinguished scholars examine a broad range of issues from multidisciplinary perspectives across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Geopolitics and the Post Colonial

This book is unique in the way it reconceptualizes geopolitical analysis from a post-colonial perspective. A key motif concerns tracing the historical impact of the United States on the societies of the South and especially the Latin South.

Author: David Slater

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470755555

Category: Science

Page: 296

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With a critical focus on US-Latin American encounters, the book analyses geopolitical issues from a post-colonial perspective. A novel approach to understanding US-Third World relations. Critically considers the genesis of US power. Interweaves ideas and events, interventions and representations. Highlights the contribution of Third World intellectuals.

Anthropologies of Value

An edited collection which contains unusual and global case studies providing a Marxist analysis of the commodification of life

Author: Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández

Publisher: Anthropology, Culture and Society

ISBN: 9780745336633

Category: Economic anthropology

Page: 252

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Anthropologies of Value analyses the creation of value in a wide range of political and cultural contexts. This edited collection includes anthropological case studies from around the globe; from the commodification of a Venezuelan waterfall to the relative value of penguins in periods of imperialist expansion.Questioning the validity of binary oppositions such as 'north/south', 'core/periphery' and 'west/the rest' as the basis of generalisations about culturally-mediated engagements with capitalism, this collection leaves no stone unturned in its search to understand and define anthropological value theory.It provides much-needed, controversial new material for students of anthropology, and proposes an alternative, rarely discussed method of studying the world system which challenges mainstream existing work in the field.

Latin American Extractivism

As a result of colonial history but also of current geopolitical conditions, many Latin Americans interpret these ... Democracy, Revolution, and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent.

Author: Steve Ellner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538141574

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This cutting-edge book presents a broad picture of global capitalism and extractivism in contemporary Latin America. Leading scholars examine the cultural patterns involving gender, ethnicity, and class that lie behind protests in opposition to extractivist projects and the contrast in responses from state actors to those movements.

U S and Latin American Relations

Democracy, Revolution, and Geopolitics in Latin America (New York: Routledge, 2013). This edited volume looks specifically at how the government of Hugo Chávez affected geopolitics through the construction of a new regional order and ...

Author: Gregory B. Weeks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118912500

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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Featuring numerous updates and revisions, U.S. and LatinAmerican Relations, 2nd Edition offers in-depththeoretical and historical analyses to explore the complex dynamicbetween the United States and the countries that comprise LatinAmerica. Presents a theoretical framework that allows readers to viewU.S.-Latin American relations from both a regional and globalcontext Reviews the history of U.S.-Latin American relations from the19th century to the present, including in-depth coverage of theways political events in Cuba have shaped policy Examines former issues of conflict that are now areas ofcooperation, such as debt and trade, immigration, human rights,illegal drugs, and terrorism Incorporates primary documents to place issues withinhistorical context

The Politics of Identity in Latin American Censuses

Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent, New York, Routledge, 2014. pp. 119–46, p. 139. Guayana is the name with which the state of Bolívar is sometimes identified.

Author: Luis F. Angosto-Ferrández

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317399188

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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The Politics of Identity in Latin American Censuses contributes new and original perspectives to existing discussions about the shaping of multiculturalist ideology in Latin America, its interweaving with the cultural politics of neoliberalism and the relation between ethnic identification resurgence and economic globalization. Scrutinising national censuses across the continent, the studies included in this volume reveal clear relationships between censuses, nation-building and government projects, but also strong and determinant connections between domestic and supra-national spheres. The contributors to this volume open provocative avenues of research on Latin American societies by demonstrating how, in the realm of identity politics, supra-national institutions and normativity socialise national census bureaus in a way that largely annuls ideological differences between regional governments. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research.

Revolutionary Violence and the New Left

1 Research and International Trade Policy Negotiations Knowledge and Power in Latin America Edited by Mercedes Botto 9 Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent Edited ...

Author: Alberto Martin Alvarez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317291379

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Leading figures and rising stars in the field present the first contribution explaining the transnational nature of the revolutionary violence of the New Left. Focusing on the processes of dissemination of ideologies and mobilization of ideas and repertoires of action among the revolutionary organizations of the New Left in Latin America, Europe, and the United States, this book contributes to our understanding of the dynamics of the New Left wave and, at the same time, helps explain the "why" of the emergence of very similar armed leftist groups in vastly different geographical and political contexts.