Articles by: Steve Ellner

May 25, 2018

Maduro’s electoral victory was expected, given the boycott by the most powerful sectors of the opposition and allegations of vote manipulation. But both Chavistas and opposition camps will need to find common ground to solve the pressing challenges facing Venezuela.

May 11, 2017

What Chavista theorist Heinz Dieterich can tell us about the current crisis in Venezuela – and what he misses.

June 9, 2016

Why critics of Chavismo are wrong to suggest that socialism is to blame for corruption in Venezuela

 

January 14, 2015

Critiques from both Chavistas and the opposition in Venezuela raise the question: How to evaluate a government committed to a gradual democratic road to far-reaching change in the context of extreme polarization and conflict?

June 17, 2014

Opposition forces to the Venezuelan government use timeworn scripts to mask their use of violence in their destabilization efforts.

April 9, 2014

The violent anti-government protests that shook Venezuela in February have once again thrust the issue of the pace of change into the broader debate over socialist transformation.

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