POSTS BY Sebastián Mantilla Blanco

Rival Governments in Venezuela: Democracy and the Question of Recognition

Venezuela is divided into two opposite sets of institutions with competing claims to power. States all over the world face now a choice between two parallel regimes. Only one can be recognized as legitimate. This article argues that, against the backdrop of a split society and rival institutions, coupled with massive protests and widespread civic resistance, democratic legitimation provides a solid criterion for recognition.

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