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About George Philip

George Philip is professor and reader in Latin American politics at the London School of Economics.

Articles by George Philip

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Hugo Chávez, oil, and Venezuela

Venezuela's oil-dependent economy faces an intensification of already tough conditions. But how far does the brutal logic that traps it extend to the country's president, asks George Philip.

Hugo Chávez at his peak

The Venezuelan president’s status as Latin America’s leading radical icon is intimately tied to the price of oil, says George Philip.

The politics of oil in Venezuela

The global oil-price boom is fuelling Hugo Chàvez's domestic political project – a modern twist on a familiar Venezuelan pattern, says George Philip.
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