Political Institution in Venezuela

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Inter-American Development Bank Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo Latin American Research Network Red de Centros de Investigación Research Network Working Paper #R-507

Political Institutions, Policymaking Processes, and Policy Outcomes in Venezuela


Francisco Monaldi* Rosa Amelia González** Richard Obuchi** Michael Penfold**

*Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración **Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración

January 2006

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Political institutions, policymaking processes, and policy outcomes in Venezuela / by Francisco Monaldi … [et al.]. p. cm. (Research Network Working papers ; R-507) Includes bibliographical references. 1. State, The. 2. Venezuela—Social policy. 3. Venezuela—Economic policy. I. Monaldi, Francisco. II. Inter-American Development Bank. Research Dept. III. Latin American Research Network. IV. Series. 320.1 P388--------dc22

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Abstract1 This case study of Venezuela’s democratic institution and policymaking processes is part of the broader regional project based on the theoretical framework developed by Spiller, Stein and Tommasi (2003). The framework focuses on the conditions that foster...