Reinventing Legitimacy: Democracy and Political Change in Venezuela


What makes for an ongoing, successful democracy in Latin America? The essays in this collection emphasize the inherent dynamicism needed to sustain democratic governance. Organized around analyses of political institutions, political parties, public administration and corruption, public opinion, and continuity and change in Venezuelan politics, the essays advance the proposition that Venezuelan democracy survived recent threats because of its capacity to reform institutions and absorb new actors.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Brian F. Crisp
  • Michael R. Kulisheck
  • Damarys Canache
  • José E. Molina
  • John D. Martz
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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