Clientelist structures and political parties. An approach to the crisis and transformation of the party systems in Colombia and Venezuela

The purpose of this document is to comment on the role played by certain types of clientelism in political regimes, similar from an institutional point of view. The starting point is a general concept of the clientelist system, so that from a broad perspective of that concept, be able to judge the r...

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Autor Principal: Blanco Suarez, Jorge Orlando
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Militar Nueva Granada 2013
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Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/10654/34564
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Sumario:The purpose of this document is to comment on the role played by certain types of clientelism in political regimes, similar from an institutional point of view. The starting point is a general concept of the clientelist system, so that from a broad perspective of that concept, be able to judge the role played by this political idea in two cases of bipartisanship and presidential rule: Colombia and Venezuela. It is proposed that the clientelist system played an important role in the stability of the Colombian political system and, on the contrary, given its characteristics in the Venezuelan regime, it became one of the main elements of the crisis in its two-party system.