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2013 | 2(24): Venezuelan Studies | 127-140
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The Constitutional Situation in Venezuela: the Construction of a Socialist Communal State

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This paper will try to emphasize how, in recent years, steps have been taken aimed at replacing the pluralist and decentralized State foreseen in the Constitution for a different model, based on the penetration of the socialism in the different community spaces, which constitutes the foundation for the establishment of a new scheme of production, of conviviality and legitimacy. It will highlight the contradictions between the model presented as desirable and the real state policies and judgments
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  • Andrés Bello Catholic University
References
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