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Development

, Volume 60, Issue 3–4, pp 174–179 | Cite as

Venezuela: The Decline of a Democracy

  • Maria Puerta Riera
Thematic Section

Abstract

The political crisis in Venezuela has been aggravating for the past 5 years; the economic imbalance has increased the chances of social disintegration while government focuses on holding to power. The institutional deterioration provides forms of control consistent with the authoritarian model in detriment of the values and principles of a democracy that was once a model for stability in Latin America.

Keywords

Democracy Decline Authoritarianism Transition Deconsolidation Venezuela 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Political ScienceValencia CollegeOrlandoUSA

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