Caracas: Neoliberalism and the Foundations of Social and Spatial Polarization

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The course International Human Settlements explored various environmental, social, and economic planning issues facing cities in the developing world, specifically Latin America. In this term paper I analyze the historical foundations of polarization in Venezuela and how the development of Caracas has reflected that societal divide. Specifically, I examine the working class neighborhood 23 de enero and the wealthy enclave Chacao as archetypes of the two competing ideological forces at work in Venezuela.

Caracas – Neoliberalism and the Foundations of Social and Spatial Polarization (PDF)

 

All content copyright © Chris Barrett 2014 unless otherwise credited.

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