My narrowed research topic is the philosophy of Hugo Chavez and how he cultivated the movement known as the Bolivarian Revolution, with him at the forefront. I am interested in what personal experiences shaped his mindset, as well as how it led him to view his own position of power as justified. I intend to focus on the figure of Chavez himself, as opposed to an analysis of his success (for example).
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Frajman, Eduardo. “Broadcasting Populist Leadership: Hugo Chávez and ‘Aló Presidente.’” Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 46, no. 3, 2014, pp. 501–526., www.jstor.org/stable/24544171. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.\
Marsh, Hazel. “Alí Primera and Hugo Chávez in the 1990s: ‘Together in Hope and Song’”. In: Hugo Chávez, Alí Primera and Venezuela. Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music. Palgrave Macmillan, London. 2016, pp. 117-136.