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Raul Zelik

Raul Zelik
Dr. Raul Zelik
Areas of interest: History of socialism, left-wing governments in Latin America, social movements, recent Spanish history, extractivism and 'pay-off society', new wars, and peripheral statehood.

Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia until 2013; freelance author in Berlin since 2014

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January - March 2019

Selected Publications

Zelik, R. (2014). State Bureaucracy is Not an Alternative to the Market. Interview with Venezuelan journalist Vanessa Davis / Correo de Orinoco, 13.11.2014. Retrieved from

Zelik, R. (2012). "Paramilitaries": a short scientific definition (Online Dictionary "Interamerican Wiki", University of Bielefeld). Retrieved from

Altvater, E. & Zelik, R. (2012). Surveying Utopia. A Conversation about the Myths of Capitalism and the Coming Society. Retrieved from

Zelik, R. (2010). "It is comprehensible that Venezuela is paranoid". Interview with Columbian magazine SEMANA, 28.01.2010. Retrieved from