• Corpus ID: 155288330

Bolivarian democracy from a Gramscian perspective

  title={Bolivarian democracy from a Gramscian perspective},
  author={O.S.A. Francis J. Caponi},
  • O. Caponi
  • Published 1 July 2000
  • Political Science
This work distinguishes between the Bolivarian concept of democracy which in the popular Venezuelan imagination signifies acting politically in an ethical manner and the neoliberal view of the world and collective action. The liberal doctrine was originally constructed by property owners in defense of their own interests. Non-property owners were not considered citizens and equality of opportunity functioned only among citizens. Liberal democracy was created to be elitist oligarchic and…