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Anti-capitalism in the Contemporary Age: The Case of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela

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Date Issued:
2018
Abstract/Description:
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the popularity of anti-capitalist parties around the world has fallen. However, there are still surviving anti-capitalist political parties that survived this fall. In examining these parties, it must be determined whether they have any fresh ideas to overcoming the challenges of transitioning to a socialist society, and if they have any answers to the problems that plagued past attempts at socialism. One such party that has enjoyed much electoral success is the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. When taking a look at party programs, platforms, and statements made by party leaders, it does not appear that this party has made any conscious goal to answer the questions posed by previous attempts to transition away from capitalism, nor do they appear to answer criticisms posed by scholars on the subject. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela seems to have failed to learn from history.
Title: Anti-capitalism in the Contemporary Age: The Case of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.
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Name(s): Maddens, William, Author
Marien, Daniel, Committee Chair
Jacques, Peter, Committee Member
Hamann, Kerstin, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the popularity of anti-capitalist parties around the world has fallen. However, there are still surviving anti-capitalist political parties that survived this fall. In examining these parties, it must be determined whether they have any fresh ideas to overcoming the challenges of transitioning to a socialist society, and if they have any answers to the problems that plagued past attempts at socialism. One such party that has enjoyed much electoral success is the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. When taking a look at party programs, platforms, and statements made by party leaders, it does not appear that this party has made any conscious goal to answer the questions posed by previous attempts to transition away from capitalism, nor do they appear to answer criticisms posed by scholars on the subject. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela seems to have failed to learn from history.
Identifier: CFE0007221 (IID), ucf:52218 (fedora)
Note(s): 2018-08-01
M.A.
Sciences, Political Science
Masters
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Subject(s): anti-capitalism -- socialism -- communism -- Marxism -- Venezuela -- United Socialist Party of Venezuela
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007221
Restrictions on Access: public 2018-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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