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"Between fragmentation and alliance formation: Understanding opposition politics in authoritarian Venezuela" by Maryhen Jimenez , LASP Seminar

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Uris Hall, 153 109 Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853

Autocrats oftentimes seek to divide the opposition to reduce external threats. Yet, oppositions do not always remain fragmented. Some do coordinate their actions to challenge the autocrat’s rule. Venezuela, under Chavismo, is a paradigmatic example of both, opposition fragmentation and alliance formation. What explains opposition fragmentation or coordination in autocracies? 

Maryhen Jiménez Morales is a PhD candidate at DPIR, Oxford. She’s currently a visiting student in Politics at Princeton. Her research analyzes opposition strategies in electoral authoritarian regimes in Mexico and Venezuela. She holds an MPhil in Latin American Studies from Oxford and a BA in Political Science from the Goethe University Frankfurt. Maryhen has previously worked for the German development cooperation in Peru, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica and the Americas Division of Human Rights Watch in Washington DC. Check out her articles at:

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Latino Studies Program, Animal Science, Anthropology, History, Government, Latin American Studies Program (LASP), Global Cornell, Department of Development Sociology (DSOC)




Maryhen Jimenez

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Latin American Studies, Oxford, UK

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