An Empty Research Agenda: The Creation of Myths About Contemporary Venezuela
AbstractThis paper looks at allegations against the government of Venezuela in Foreign Affairs' recently published article, "An Empty Revolution: The Unfulfilled Promises of Hugo Chávez" (March/April 2008), in light of available data. It shows that some of the allegations are altogether wrong, and others grossly exaggerated and/or misleading.
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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
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Chavez; Venezuela; poverty;
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- O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
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- O54 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean
- I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
- I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
- I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
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- Francisco Rodríguez, 2008. "How Not to Defend the Revolution: Mark Weisbrot and the Misinterpretation of Venezuelan Evidence," Wesleyan Economics Working Papers 2008-001, Wesleyan University, Department of Economics.
- Özgür Orhangazi, 2011. "Contours of Alternative Policy Making in Venezuela," Working Papers wp275, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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