The Logic of Venezuelan Foreign Policy during the Chávez Period

Harold A. Trinkunas

in Venezuela's Petro-Diplomacy

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780813035307
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038292 | DOI:
The Logic of Venezuelan Foreign Policy during the Chávez Period

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This chapter examines the logic of Venezuela's foreign policy under the Chávez administration and assesses its prospects for success or failure, drawing upon the existing literature on the foreign policy behavior of states in Latin America to provide a context for understanding Venezuela's international behavior. The chapter shows how Venezuela's behavior has been shaped by these constraints, exploring both realist and identity-based explanations for what has been observed during the Chávez administration. In its concluding section the chapter examines the implications for U.S. policy in Latin America.

Keywords: Venezuela; foreign policy; Chávez administration; Bolivarian revolution; international policies; globalization; economic policies; Latin America

Chapter.  6274 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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