The Missionary Politics of Hugo Chávez

@article{Zquete2008TheMP,
  title={The Missionary Politics of Hugo Ch{\'a}vez},
  author={Jos{\'e} Pedro Z{\'u}quete},
  journal={Latin American Politics and Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={50},
  pages={91 - 121}
}
Abstract Through the application of an analytical model categorized as “missionary,” this article examines the cultural and political-religious frames that sustain the leadership of Hugo Chávez. It demonstrates that missionary politics is a forceful presence in today's Venezuela, and should be understood as a form of political religion characterized by a dynamic relationship between a charismatic leader and a moral community that is invested with a mission of salvation against conspiratorial… 
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