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Venezuela under Hugo Chávez - en mätning av demokrati

Schyberg, Erik (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The present state of politics in contemporary Venezuela portrays a country of polarization, a chase for power and accusations of authoritarian and even undemocratic rule. The purpose of this bachelor thesis is to examine the democracy in Venezuela, in order to clarify the sometimes vauge perception of the political situation. By applying the theories of polyarchical democracy put forth by Robert Dahl, one of the most highly regarded theorists on the subject, accordingly the discussion will therefore follow a theoretical framework. Dahl requires seven nstitutions to be guaranteed in a democracy, amongst them the possibility to vote, run for public office and the practise of freedom of speech. Measuring Dahl's levels of institutions in... (More)
The present state of politics in contemporary Venezuela portrays a country of polarization, a chase for power and accusations of authoritarian and even undemocratic rule. The purpose of this bachelor thesis is to examine the democracy in Venezuela, in order to clarify the sometimes vauge perception of the political situation. By applying the theories of polyarchical democracy put forth by Robert Dahl, one of the most highly regarded theorists on the subject, accordingly the discussion will therefore follow a theoretical framework. Dahl requires seven nstitutions to be guaranteed in a democracy, amongst them the possibility to vote, run for public office and the practise of freedom of speech. Measuring Dahl's levels of institutions in Venezuela, it is made clear that the level of democracy vary in different areas. The levels of the elections are proven worthy for a democracy, but the result is different when measuring political freedoms. Limitations in forms of governmental repression against freedom of speech and organizational freedoms demonstrate Venezuela's deficiencies that in turn leave the country failing in terms of reaching the level required for democracy. (Less)
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author
Schyberg, Erik
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Venezuela, demokrati, Chávez, Dahl, yttrandefrihet, 'politiska friheter', Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1315581
date added to LUP
2009-01-07
date last changed
2009-01-28
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  abstract     = {The present state of politics in contemporary Venezuela portrays a country of polarization, a chase for power and accusations of authoritarian and even undemocratic rule. The purpose of this bachelor thesis is to examine the democracy in Venezuela, in order to clarify the sometimes vauge perception of the political situation. By applying the theories of polyarchical democracy put forth by Robert Dahl, one of the most highly regarded theorists on the subject, accordingly the discussion will therefore follow a theoretical framework. Dahl requires seven nstitutions to be guaranteed in a democracy, amongst them the possibility to vote, run for public office and the practise of freedom of speech. Measuring Dahl's levels of institutions in Venezuela, it is made clear that the level of democracy vary in different areas. The levels of the elections are proven worthy for a democracy, but the result is different when measuring political freedoms. Limitations in forms of governmental repression against freedom of speech and organizational freedoms demonstrate Venezuela's deficiencies that in turn leave the country failing in terms of reaching the level required for democracy.},
  author       = {Schyberg, Erik},
  keyword      = {Venezuela,demokrati,Chávez,Dahl,yttrandefrihet,'politiska friheter',Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Venezuela under Hugo Chávez - en mätning av demokrati},
  year         = {2008},
}