TALK/BOOK LAUNCH: Populism in Venezuela : 23 Oct. @ISA_SAS

Populism in Venezuela analyses the emergence, formation, reproduction and resistance to a left-wing populist project in a major world oil producer.

For readers who seek to understand the historical, economical and sociological contexts that gave rise to a 38 year-old mestizo-mulato Lieutenant Colonel who stormed the presidential palace in a bloody coup d’état in 1992, subsequently returned to the same palace in 1998, but this time, as a democratically elected President, and has been in power since, this book is the right place to start. In spite of opposition attempts to oust President Hugo Chávez and his political machinery from power, this ‘socialism of the twenty-first century’ hegemonic project has succeeded in creating an institutional structure designed to improve the lives of the previously excluded population.

An in-depth fieldwork study of a Cuban healthcare programme named Barrio Adentro (deep in the slums) in Venezuela’s poor and rural areas, and the nonviolence Manos Blancas (white hands) opposition student movement – provides a descriptive and analytical account of people’s problems from both sides in a deeply polarised society. The concluding chapter of this book examines Chávez’s intention to stay in power until 2031.

Dr. Ryan Brading received his PhD from the Ideology Discourse Analysis Programme, Department of Government, University of Essex.

Speakers
Ryan Brading, ISA Postdoctoral Fellow

23 October 2012, 17:30 – 19:00 / MORE INFO

Venue:
The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor)
Venue Details:
South Block of Senate House, Ground Floor
Download a map of the central precinct with directions for getting to the University of London Senate House.

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