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Venezuela Foreign Policy Changes at the turn of the 20th and 21st century
Novotná Nachtigallová, Mariana ; Dvořáková, Vladimíra (advisor) ; Němec, Jan (referee) ; Opatrný, Josef (referee)
This thesis deals with the Venezuela Foreign Policy Changes between the years 1999 -- 2012. The work provides the analyses of the political system of today's Venezuela and the Venezuelan foreign policy under the Hugo Chávez rule. As the thesis aims at studying the relationship between the domestic and foreign policy both aspects needed to be considered. Author tests the hypothesis that the foreign rhetoric and policy of Venezuela between the years 1999 -- 2012 were primarily focused on legitimizing Hugo Chavez's domestic position. Hugo Chavez's speeches in front of the National Assembly in the years 2000-2012 were analyzed using the text analysis tools. Quantification of the speeches key words was one of the instruments to test the above stated main hypothesis of the thesis. Chavez's foreign rhetoric and policy helped to fortify its power position especially with army and masses sensitive to populist approach even though the consequences for the Venezuelan economy were rather bad or unsustainable. Furthermore we can state that the foreign rhetoric and policy of the years 1999-2012 developed and radicalized in relation to the domestic economic and political situation.
21st century socialism in Hugo Chavez's program and realpolitik
Matějovská, Zuzana ; Němec, Jan (advisor) ; Nachtigallová, Mariana (referee)
This bachelor thesis is concerned with the program of 21st century socialism in Venezuela and with its practical application in politics of Hugo Chavez. The main objective is to determine whether a real transformation of Venezuelan society is taking place with the goal of establishing 21st century socialism or whether this concept is used by Chavez as mere rhetoric to obtain votes. The first chapter describes the most important events leading up to the election of Hugo Chavez's as the President. The second chapter deals with the program of 21st century socialism as presented to the population of Venezuela. Its content is analyzed in terms of political transition, social policy, economic policy and foreign policy. Chapter three then looks for similarities and differences between this program and the actual policies of Hugo Chavez, specifically in the four aforementioned areas.
Ten years of governance of Hugo Chavez
Galová, Veronika ; Němec, Jan (advisor) ; Nachtigallová, Mariana (referee)
The thesis describes the governance of Hugo Chavez in ten years period and compares it with the period which preceded his arrival. It focuses on institutional changes, changes in economic and social policy and foreign policy, particularly in the South American region itself. The thesis is describes process of consolidation of democracy in Venezuela since 1958, and changes that occured after the arrival of a man who was a few years ago a participant of attempts to topple the former government. The main subject of analysis of the thesis is the phenomenon of social and political polarization, the implementation of elements of participatory democracy and oil industry. The work points to changes from the neo-liberal state to the social state.
Forms of organization, goals and influence of indigenous movements - cases of Bolivia and Ecuador
Kerclová, Helena ; Němec, Jan (advisor) ; Nachtigallová, Mariana (referee)
The main topics of this thesis are goals and influence of indigenous organizations in Latin America. The thesis describes foundation of indigenous organizations from unions and indigenous movements to foundation of indigenous political parties in Bolivia and Ecuador. The thesis focuses on causes of association indigenous people into organizations and their efforts to gain the possibility of political participation. Attention is also paid to ways of indigenous intervention into political events in both countries. The thesis also focuses on aims of organizations, which they proposed, and deals with their success. The main goal of this thesis is to find out why these indigenous organizations were founded and compare their power and impact on the political systems in Bolivia and Ecuador.

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