Venezuela: The Political Crisis of Post-Chavismo
In the context of the death of Hugo Chávez and the election of Nicolás Maduro, this article describes some of the main causes and features of the political crisis developing today in Venezuela. It shows the continuities and differences of the Chávez era in regard to the previous years of representative democracy and some of the most problematic traits of the “Socialism of the 21st Century” advanced by the Maduro administration. Once seen as a more democratic model for society, the “Socialism of the 21st Century” has evolved into an authoritarian socialist model similar to socialisms of the 20th century that proved unsustainable.
Venezuela, Chávez, Maduro, political crisis
Citation: Social Justice Vol. 40, No. 4 (2013): 68-87