The Resource Dismantling democracy in Venezuela : the Chá́vez authoritarian experiment, Allan Brewer-Carías

Dismantling democracy in Venezuela : the Chá́vez authoritarian experiment, Allan Brewer-Carías

Label
Dismantling democracy in Venezuela : the Chá́vez authoritarian experiment
Title
Dismantling democracy in Venezuela
Title remainder
the Chá́vez authoritarian experiment
Statement of responsibility
Allan Brewer-Carías
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Examines the process of dismantling the democratic institutions and protections in Venezuela under the Hugo Chávez regime. The actions of the Chávez government have influenced similar processes and undemocratic manoeuvrings in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Honduras. Since the election of Hugo Chávez as president of Venezuela in 1998, a sinister form of nationalistic authoritarianism has arisen at the expense of long-established democratic standards. During the past decade, the 1999 Venezuelan Constitution has been systematically attacked by all branches of the Chávez government, particularly by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, which has legitimized the Chávez-ordered constitutional violations. The Chávez regime has purposely defrauded the Constitution and severely restricted representative government, all in the name of a supposedly participatory democracy controlled by a popularly supported central government. This volume illustrates how an authoritarian, nondemocratic government has been established in Venezuela"--Provided by publisher
  • "This book examines the process of dismantling the democratic institutions and protections in Venezuela under the Hugo Chv̀ez regime. The actions of the Chv̀ez government have influenced similar processes and undemocratic maneuverings in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Honduras. Since the election of Hugo Chv̀ez as president of Venezuela in 1998, a sinister form of nationalistic authoritarianism has arisen at the expense of long-established democratic standards. During the past decade, the 1999 Venezuelan Constitution has been systematically attacked by all branches of the Chv̀ez government, particularly by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, which has legitimized the Chv̀ez-ordered constitutional violations. The Chv̀ez regime has purposely defrauded the Constitution and severely restricted representative government, all in the name of a supposedly participatory democracy controlled by a popularly supported central government. This volume illustrates how an authoritarian, nondemocratic government has been established in Venezuela - a government lacking all the essential elements of a true democracy as defined by the 2001 Inter-American Democratic Charter"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brewer Carías, Allan-Randolph
Index
index present
LC call number
JL3831
LC item number
.B7318 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chávez Frías, Hugo
  • Chávez Frías, Hugo
  • Chávez, Hugo
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Political science
  • Demokratie
  • Reduktion
  • Politik
  • Autoritärer Staat
  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
Label
Dismantling democracy in Venezuela : the Chá́vez authoritarian experiment, Allan Brewer-Carías
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The 1999 exclusionist constitution-making process -- The endless and illegitimate transitory constitutional regime -- The 1999 political constitution and the reinforcement of centralization -- The 1999 social and economic constitution and its problems -- Constitutional fraud and defrauding democracy -- The reinforced centralization of the federation -- Concentration of powers and authoritarian government -- The catastrophic dependence and political subjection of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice -- State appropriation, nationalization, expropriation, and confiscation of private assets -- The failed attempt to consolidate an authoritarian and antidemocratic political system in the constitution -- The failed attempt to consolidate a centralized state in the constitution -- The failed attempt to consolidate a socialist centralized economic system in the constitution -- The irregular fraudulent implementation of the rejected constitutional reform through legislation -- The illegitimate mutation of the constitution through judicial constitutional interpretation -- The alternate principle of government and the 2009 constitutional amendment on continuous reelection
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 418 p.
Isbn
9780521195874
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010018536
Other control number
3423356
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613993144
  • (OCoLC)ocn613993144
Label
Dismantling democracy in Venezuela : the Chá́vez authoritarian experiment, Allan Brewer-Carías
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The 1999 exclusionist constitution-making process -- The endless and illegitimate transitory constitutional regime -- The 1999 political constitution and the reinforcement of centralization -- The 1999 social and economic constitution and its problems -- Constitutional fraud and defrauding democracy -- The reinforced centralization of the federation -- Concentration of powers and authoritarian government -- The catastrophic dependence and political subjection of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice -- State appropriation, nationalization, expropriation, and confiscation of private assets -- The failed attempt to consolidate an authoritarian and antidemocratic political system in the constitution -- The failed attempt to consolidate a centralized state in the constitution -- The failed attempt to consolidate a socialist centralized economic system in the constitution -- The irregular fraudulent implementation of the rejected constitutional reform through legislation -- The illegitimate mutation of the constitution through judicial constitutional interpretation -- The alternate principle of government and the 2009 constitutional amendment on continuous reelection
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 418 p.
Isbn
9780521195874
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010018536
Other control number
3423356
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613993144
  • (OCoLC)ocn613993144

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