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TitleCaudillo politics and delegative democracy in the leadership of Chávez, Putin and Berlusconi
AuthorPike, Sherrill Dawn
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2010. Political Science
Paginationv, 86 leaves
SubjectBerlusconi, Silvio, 1936-; Chávez Frías, Hugo; Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-; Caudillos--Italy; Caudillos--Russia (Federation); Caudillos--Venezuela; Democracy--Italy; Democracy--Russia (Federation); Democracy--Venezuela; Political leadership--Italy; Political leadership--Russia (Federation); Political leadership--Venezuela; Italy--Politics and government--1994-; Russia (Federation)--Politics and goverment--1991-; Venezuela--Politics and government--1999-
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Political Science
DisciplinePolitical Science
Spatial CoverageItaly
Russia (Federation)
Temporal Coverage1994
NotesBibliography: leaves 80-86.
AbstractHugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi are the flawed leaders of three very different countries. Various elements of structure and agency allow such individuals to attain and maintain power despite their faults. An analysis of Chavez's leadership style, the nature of Venezuelan democracy and Venezuela's political culture sets the pattern for comparison with Putin and Berlusconi. Chavez also provides the basis to explore whether Latin American political concepts such as elected caudillismo and delegative democracy may be usefully applied to leaders in other countries. Ultimately, it is the failure of various structural components in Venezuela, Russia and Italy that allow these men to govern. They are all, indeed, elected caudillos and Venezuela and Russia are examples of delegative democracy. It is because Berlusconi is considered, by observers, to be a western democratic leader that he escapes the negative judgments heaped on Chavez and Putin.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera3497991
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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