More on Chávez

Christopher Sabatini of America’s Quarterly has an interesting post up on Chávez for those interested in the subject:    Will Bolivarianism Outlive Hugo Chávez? Unlikely.

A key paragraph:

The situation should be a reminder, not just to the U.S. whose policy on Venezuela has been adrift the last three years but also to Venezuela’s neighbors that this regime—and the eventual transition to another leader (whenever and whoever that may be)—is not likely to follow the relatively smooth patterns of the democratic transitions of the 1980s.  The U.S. and neighboring governments should see this as an opportunity to begin to lay plans for how to best deal the likely (even possible) implosion of the Bolivarian government, in a way that should involve efforts to form a government of national unity and rebuild consensus and the rule of law in the polarized and politicized country.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter