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Dictatorship and Politics presents the first major study of General Juan Vicente G mezs regime in Venezuela from 1908 to 1935 and the efforts of G mezs enemies to overthrow him during his twenty seven years in power In this reappraisal of the G mez regime, Brian S McBeth demonstrates that G mezs success in withstanding opponents attacks was not only the result of his political acumen and ruthless methods of oppression The political disagreements, personal rivalries, financial difficulties, occasional harassment by foreign powers, and at times plain bad luck of his opponents, usually in exile, were important contributing factors in the failure of their plots to overthrow him In examining the opposition to the G mez dictatorship, McBeth also intentionally removes the politics of oil from the center stage of the regimes foreign relations and instead focuses on the tolerance and intolerance by foreign governments of the exiles activities.This monumental work of scholarship encompasses political correspondence, personal memoirs, newspapers, British and U.S sources, and various public and private archives in Venezuela Historians, as well as political scientists working on themes related to dictatorships and opposition, will find the book of interest Dictatorship and Politics is a fascinating revisionist study of the long regime of legendary Venezuelan dictator Juan Vicente Gomez Brian McBeth provides a fresh analysis of a twenty seven year autocracy that challenges the conventional depiction of a largely stable and uneventful era To the contrary, he demonstrates that it was a period that bubbled over with revolutionary turmoil and family conflict This exhaustively researched monograph is a valuable contribution to the fields of Latin American authoritarianism, Venezuelan political history, and oil politics in the era of gunboat diplomacy Readers will quickly be drawn in to this shadowy world of power, revolt, and intrigue Winfield Burggraaff, University of Missouri This book makes an original and important contribution to the study of Venezuelas politics and international relations during the period when Juan Vicente G mez ruled the nation 1908 1935 The massive research underlying this work is without parallel in the existing scholarly literature for this period of Venezuelan history It will be the standard work on its subject for years to come Douglas Yarrington, Colorado State University...

Title : Dictatorship and Politics: Intrigue, Betrayal, and Survival in Venezuela, 1908-1935 (ND Kellogg Inst Int'l Studies)
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ISBN : 0268035105
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : University of Notre Dame Press 1st edition May 1, 2008
Number of Pages : 600 pages
File Size : 761 KB
Status : Available For Download
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