The Research Paper submitted to the Faculty of the International Relations School of Free University in fulfillment of the requirements for the Course in Theories of International Relations

Author: Nika Khomeriki

Abstract

Political research concerns relations between two countries, this relations have radically altered in a span of several years due to change of political leaders. This difference between leaders and their aspirations caught interest of many researchers and academics, because the idea that USA had influence on changes in Venezuela has widespread all over the world. Political research intends to examine truthfulness of this argument using critical analysis. As a main indicator and creator of the change it explores life of one particular politician: Hugo Chávez. Research emphasizes on his political career, also underlines all the influences of USA on Venezuela and how the character of this influence has changed during these years.
Topic is discussed from the point of view of Social Constructivism, it is seen as a very complex set of attitudes and ideas based on but not limited to real facts. Political research focuses on all the factors that influenced Venezuelan politics, but adds some circumstances, including that the Anti-American sentiment is a phenomenon of a later period of time and that Venezuelan politicians worked very hard to make these factors important to its population, therefore created an environment for them to influence their politics.

Please note:
full version of the article in available in Georgian only. Only abstract of the article was translated and is available in English.
The Article is created as part of George Melashvili’s course in International Relations Theories at the Free University of Tbilisi. The article is published by the Europe-Georgia Institute as part of our effort to support and motivate young researchers within the framework and spirit of the Memorandum of Understanding between EGI and Free University of Tbilisi. The views expressed in the article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not in any way represent the views of the Europe-Georgia Instittue, the Free University of Tbilisi or the partner organizations.

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