Business as unusual: what the Chávez era tells us about democracy under globalisation

  title={Business as unusual: what the Ch{\'a}vez era tells us about democracy under globalisation},
  author={Terry Gibbs},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={265 - 279}
  • Terry Gibbs
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Political Science
  • Third World Quarterly
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