The Magical State: Nature, Money and Modernity in Venezuela (BOK)

The Magical State: Nature, Money and Modernity in Venezuela (BOK)

Fernando Coronil

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In 1935, after the death of dictator General Juan Vicente Gomez, Venezuela consolidated its position as the world's major oil exporter, establishing South America's longest-lasting democratic regime. Endowed with the power of state oil wealth, successive presidents appeared as transcendent figures who could magically transform Venezuela into a modern nation. During the 1974-78 oil boom, dazzling development projects promised to effect this transformation, yet now the state must struggle to appease its foreign creditors, counter a declining economy, and contain a discontented citizenry. In critical dialogue with contemporary social theory, this text examines key transformations in Venezuela's polity, culture and economy, recasting theories of development for other postcolonial nations.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1997 Forfatter Fernando Coronil
Forlag
University of Chicago Press
ISBN 9780226116020
Antall sider 464 Dimensjoner 14cm x 23cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 632 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Anthropology, Economics, Political structures: democracy, Development studies