The Quality of the Venezuelan Democracy under Hugo Chávez (1999-2013) Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2017

start page

  • 89

end page

  • 118


  • 1


  • 10

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1972-7623

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2035-6609


  • Following the work of Morlino (2012) and Katz and Morlino (2012), we evaluate the quality of democracy in Venezuela under Hugo Chávez. We argue that by the end of this administration, Venezuela became a hybrid regime. In those instances in which operated as a democracy, institutional quality was low; in other instances, the regime exhibited clear autocratic features.


  • Politics


  • venezuela; democracy; hybrid regime; quality; political competition; participation; rule of law; accountability; freedom; equality; responsiveness