Venezuela: Transition to Democracy?
*English with trilingual question period
May 27, 2014
10:00 – 11:30
57 Louis Pasteur, Fauteux 550, uOttawa
The panelists will discuss the current socio-political crisis in Venezuela from different perspectives. Ariel Segal will elaborate on the neo-authoritarian features of the current regime. Alfredo Lascoutx Ruiz will discuss the militarism of the so-called "Bolivarian revolution", while Jorge Lazo-Cividanes will discuss the crisis of hegemony: understanding the structure and dynamics of power in the Bolivarian Revolution. Nelson Dordelly Rosales will talk about the constitutional aspects of the crisis, with particular emphasis on the human rights implications of the dismantling of the judiciary and parliamentarian institutions in Venezuela in the last 15 years.
- Ariel Segal, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Peru
- Alfredo Lascoutx Ruiz, School of Political Studies, UO
- Nelson Dordelly Rosales, School of International Development and Global Studies, UO
- Jorge Lazo-Cividanes, School of Political Studies, UO