Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-190) and index.
pt. I. Introduction. The unlikely election of an anti-neoliberal -- Explaining Chavez's election -- pt. II. Voter support for Chavez. The role of anti-business sentiment -- The sources of anti-business sentiment -- pt. III. Business assistance for Chavez. Dependent prominence and elite outlier calculus to assist Chavez -- Politically prominent bankers and the historically rooted calculus to assist Chavez -- Appendix A : Interviews conducted -- Appendix B : Corruption scandals -- Appendix C : Political biographies -- Appendix D : Elite outliers.