Caracas: Neoliberalism and the Foundations of Social and Spatial Polarization

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)

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