Policing and Autocratisation in Bolivarian Venezuela

Autor(en): Tremaria, Stiven
Stichwörter: Area Studies; AUTHORITARIANISM; autocratisation; DEMOCRACY; HUGO CHAVEZ; informalisation; militarisation; police counter-reform; police reform; politicisation; POLITICS; REFORM; Venezuela
Herausgeber: WILEY
Journal: BULLETIN OF LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH
Zusammenfassung: 
This article aims to identify and analyse the mechanisms and manifestations through which the Venezuelan police have undergone a gradual and incremental counter-reform in the scope of the autocratisation process of the political regime from Chavez to Maduro. It is argued that police counter-reform has operated through three mechanisms: politicisation, militarisation and informalisation of policing, whose manifestations have become more pronounced when a deepening of autocratisation has taken place
ISSN: 02613050
DOI: 10.1111/blar.13298

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