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The Magical State By Fernando Coronil

The Magical State

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In 1935 Venezuela consolidated its position as the world's major oil exporter, establishing South America's longest-lasting democratic regime. This text examines key transformations in Venezuela's polity, culture and economy, recasting theories of development for other postcolonial nations.
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The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela by Fernando Coronil

In 1935, after the death of dictator General Juan Vicente Gomez, Venezuela consolidated its position as the world's major oil exporter, establishing South America's longest-lasting democratic regime. Endowed with the power of state oil wealth, successive presidents appeared as transcendent figures who could magically transform Venezuela into a modern nation. During the 1974-78 oil boom, dazzling development projects promised to effect this transformation, yet now the state must struggle to appease its foreign creditors, counter a declining economy, and contain a discontented citizenry. In critical dialogue with contemporary social theory, this text examines key transformations in Venezuela's polity, culture and economy, recasting theories of development for other postcolonial nations.

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GOR007091237
The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela by Fernando Coronil
Fernando Coronil
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University of Chicago Press
1997-11-06
464
0226116026
9780226116020
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