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Venezuela – Dimensions of the Crisis

A Perspective on Democratic Backsliding

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  • It is the first comprehensive overview on the dimensions of Venezuela’s current crisis written in English
  • Provides an overview over historical, theoretical facts as well as parties and actors
  • Addressed to a wider audience

Part of the book series: Contributions to Political Science (CPS)

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The book is devoted to the subject of Venezuela's politics and the different dimensions of its longstanding crisis, with various researchers exchanging ideas on the current problems affecting the country. It is the first comprehensive overview on the dimensions of Venezuela’s current crisis written in English, thus filling an important research gap. Especially the participation of international, well-known scholars make it a global enterprise.

The book covers historical and theoretical facts surrounding the case of Venezuela and also focuses on the parties and actors that play decisive roles in the conflict. Subjects include the military, public administration, ideology, the opposition, the party landscape along with its crisis and Venezuela's oil policy. Furthermore the book touches upon international and regional aspects: Venezuela's diplomatic relations with the EU, the USA, Cuba and Colombia, respectively. 

The volume addresses a wider audience, suchas scholars on Latin American and especially Venezuelan Politics, International Relations, as well as an interested public, including journalists and politicians. 

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Domestic Dimensions of The Crisis: Actors, Parties and Problems

  2. International and Regional Dimensions of the Crisis

Editors and Affiliations

  • Political and Administrative Sciences, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

    Miguel Angel Latouche, Wolfgang Muno, Alexandra Gericke

About the editors

Dr. Miguel Latouche has been guest professor at Rostock University, Germany, since 2020 under the auspices of the Philipp Schwartz-Initiative/ Humboldt Foundation. Until June 2020 he was Associated Professor at the Central University of Venezuela, Caracas.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Muno has been Chair of Comparative Politics at Rostock University, Rostock, since 2018. He studied Political Science, Ethnology and Public Law at the University of Mainz and the Central University of Venezuela, Caracas. His research topics include Latin American Politics, Populism and North South Relations.

Alexandra Gericke has been assistant lecturer at the Chair for Comparative Politics at the University of Rostock, Germany, since 2017. Her research interests include politics, conflicts and peace processes in Colombia and guerrilla groups in Latin America. She is a PhD candidate, working on insurgent group-to-party transitions in the course of peace processes, concentrating above all on the case of Colombia.

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