Advisor

Robert Gould

Date of Award

2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Conflict Resolution

Department

Conflict Resolution

Physical Description

1 online resource (197 p.)

Subjects

Violence -- Health aspects -- Venezuela, Neoliberalism -- Social aspects -- Venezuela, Venezuela -- Politics and government -- 1999-, Venezuela -- Social conditions -- 1999-

Abstract

This thesis is a study of the socio-economic changes in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela since the new government came into office in 1999. The research hypothesis for this thesis is that the changes and parallel socioeconomic structures being implemented in Venezuela since 1999 have decreased structural violence, and have provided more inclusion for previously excluded people. As the methodology used is qualitative, utilizing textual analysis to conduct a case study, academic journals from the fields of conflict resolution, sociology, political science, public health, cultural studies and economics were relied upon for the most part. This study of structural violence and exclusion has necessitated the contextualization of the situation, and as such, neoliberalism as a major influence has been discussed to aid in understanding and drawing conclusions. The results indicate that the changes and parallel socioeconomic structures being implemented in Venezuela since 1999 have decreased structural violence, and have provided more inclusion for previously excluded people.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21240

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