The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela

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In 1935, after the death of dictator General Juan Vicente G??? mez, Venezuela consolidated its position as the world's major oil exporter and began to establish what today is 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 finally to effect this transformation. Yet now the state must struggle to ...

The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela 1997, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226116020

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The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela 1997, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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