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Corrales, Javier 1966-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 135 publications in 3 languages and 4,815 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Opponent, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: JL3831, 987.0642
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Javier Corrales
Dragon in the tropics : Hugo Chavez and the political economy of revolution in Venezuela by Javier Corrales( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A study of the Venezuelan revolution headed by Hugo Chávez, first elected president in 1999, with emphasis on how Chávez took a frail but still pluralistic democracy and turned it into a semi-authoritarian regime, achieving political transformation at great cost to the country's institutions, including its oil industry"--Provided by publisher
The politics of sexuality in Latin America : a reader on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights by Mario Pecheny( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This collection, with its focus on the development of political rights in Latin America, makes an important contribution to the growing field of LGBT studies in Latin America. It is sure to become a valuable addition to the classroom for courses dealing with the history of gender and sexuality in Latin America."--Martin A. Nesvig, University of Miami" ""Finally we have a comprehensive book that bridges the gap between the academic and nonacademic literature on the politics of LGBT movements in Latin America. [This volume] is destined to become the main reference for any serious scholar interested in teaching or researching the comparative politics of human rights and sexuality in the region."--Ernesto Calvo, University of Houston" "The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America presents the first English-language reader on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) politics in Latin America. The chapters represent a range of contemporary works by scholars, activists, analysts, and politicians." "The contributors uncover many of the obstacles that LGBT activists face in establishing new laws and breaking down societal barriers. Issues discussed include the institutionalized system of "heteronormativity," economic structures, religious dictums, personal security, the tenuous relationship between leftist political parties and LGBT movements, and the ever-present "closets" that keep LGBT issues out of the public eye. The volume also looks to the future of LGBT activism in Latin America in areas such as globalization and the role of NGOs, changing demographics, and the rise of economic levels and education across societies."--Jacket
Dragon in the tropics : the legacy of Hugo Chávez by Javier Corrales( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Updated and expanded with three additional chapters, this new edition of Dragon in the Tropics covers events in Venezuela since the death of Hugo Chávez, especially the trials and tribulations concerning Nicolás Maduro, Chávez's successor, as he attempts to cope with the economic turmoil inherited from previous radical populist policies"--Back cover
Presidents without parties : the politics of economic reform in Argentina and Venezuela in the 1990s by Javier Corrales( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy and the Internet : allies or adversaries? by Leslie David Simon( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the internet intrinsically democratic, making every user a publisher and supporting new varieties of expression and association? Or is it a dangerous vehicle of propaganda, helping repressive governments to deceive their people and mobs to drive democratic governments to extremes? Three essays draw evidence from starkly different regions of the world. Simon turns to the Muslim nations of the Middle East; Corrales reviews the weak democracies of Latin America, and Wolfensberger studies the U.S. Congress. The authors find that the internet is generally making a positive difference. In some places, people are receiving outside news and communications. In others, human rights organizations and banned newspapers can make their cases online for both domestic and international audiences. Use by extremist groups has caused little damage compared to the benefits. The chief hangup is limited availability. At Congress, the internet was crucial in preserving operations when the post-September 11 anthrax attack shut down Capitol Hill
The promise of participation : experiments in participatory governance in Honduras and Guatemala by Daniel Altschuler( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Political scientists have long wondered whether civic participation can have spillover effects - that is, whether civic participation in one particular domain of public life can lead to more participation in other areas. This book argues that participation can indeed be generative. New participants in participatory governance initiatives can acquire new skills, apply them to new areas of their lives, and join new organizations, even in very poor regions. The evidence is based on a large survey - among the broadest in its class - of participants in community-managed schools (CMS) in rural Honduras and Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, together with case studies and historical institutional analysis. This study is thus more optimistic about the promise of participation than other studies. While it recognizes that participatory arenas are often constrained by features of program design, local context, and national political problems, this book shows that participation is not a dead-end affair. Participation can breed new and unexpected forms of civicness, even in the most unlikely settings"--
U.S.-Venezuela relations since the 1990s : coping with mid-level security threats by Javier Corrales( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oil makes up one-third of Venezuela's entire GDP, and the United States is far and away Venezuela's largest trading partner. Relations between Venezuela and the United States, traditionally close for most of the last two centuries, began to fray as the end of the Cold War altered the international environment. Current Issues in U.S.-Venezuelan Relations explores relations between these two countries since 1999, when Hugo Chavez came to office and proceeded to change Venezuela's historical relation with the United States and other democracies. The authors analyze the reasons for rising bilatera
Fixing democracy : why constitutional change often fails to enhance democracy in Latin America by Javier Corrales( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of institutions, a core concept in comparative politics, has produced many rich and influential theories on the economic and political effects of institutions, yet it has been less successful at theorizing their origins. In Fixing Democracy, Javier Corrales develops a theory of institutional origins that concentrates on constitutions and levels of power within them. He reviews numerous Latin American constituent assemblies and constitutional amendments to explore why some democracies expand rather than restrict presidential powers and why this heightened presidentialism discourages democracy. His signal theoretical contribution is his elaboration on power asymmetries. Corrales determines that conditions of reduced power asymmetry make constituent assemblies more likely to curtail presidential powers, while weaker opposition and heightened power asymmetry is an indicator that presidential powers will expand. The bargain-based theory that he uses focuses on power distribution and provides a more accurate variable in predicting actual constitutional outcomes than other approaches based on functionalism or ideology. While the empirical focus is Latin America, Fixing Democracy contributes a broadly applicable theory to the scholarship both institutions and democracy.--
Fixing democracy : how power asymmetries help explain presidential powers in new constitutions, evidence from Latin America by Javier Corrales( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work explores the origins of presidential powers in new constitutions. Much is known about the effects of different presidential powers-less on the conditions that lead to their emergence. The text focuses on the origins of these powers. It argues that the most important predictor of whether a new constitution will expand (instead of restrict) presidential powers is power asymmetry, or more specifically, the difference in power assets between the Incumbent and the Opposition
Technocratic policy making and parliamentary accountability in Argentina, 1983-2002 by Javier Corrales( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un dragón en el trópico by Javier Corrales( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technocratic policy making and parliamentary accountability in Argentina, 1983-2002 by Javier Corrales( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidentes sin partido : la politica de las reformas economicas en Argentina y Venezuela en los anos 90 : con un prefacio sobre la actualidad by Javier Corrales( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global educational expansion : historical legacies and political obstacles by Aaron Benavot( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspectos políticos en la implementación de las reformas educativas by Javier Corrales( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of education reform : boistering the supply and demand ; overcoming institutional blocks by Javier Corrales( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is widespread consensus worldwide that improving the performance of education systems is necessary to advance socioeconomic development, reduce inequality, enhance economic competitiveness of nations, and possibly fortify governmental institutions. This paper explores the political conditions that may enhance or hinder the adoption of education reforms. It relies on existing studies of reform adoption to extract hypotheses that seem applicable in some cases and testable in others. The paper argues that the political conditions for the adoption of quality-oriented education reforms remain unfavorable, despite a new impetus in favor of reform. Quality reforms produce concentrated costs and distributed benefits, leading to the rise of strong veto groups, such as teachers' unions, bureaucrats, and university students. Beneficiaries of education reform do exist, but they tend to be less organized and motivated than reform opponents. Successful reform adoption is contingent on addressing the concentration of costs on a few actors, low incidence of policy entrepreneurship, political disengagement of potential beneficiaries, and political advantages of cost-bearing groups. This paper discusses various hypotheses about ways to address each of these hurdles. Appendix 1 illustrates changes in ministers of education and ministers of finance in selected cases of education reform. (Contains 90 references.) (RT)
From market-correctors to market-creators : executive-ruling party relations in the economic reforms of Argentina and Venezuela, 1989-1993 by Javier Corrales( )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technocratic policy making and parliamentary accountability in Argentina, 1983-2002 by Javier Corrales( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coalitions and corporate choices in Argentina, 1976-1994 : the recent private sector support of privatization by Javier Corrales( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Cómo explicar la crisis económica en Venezuela? by Javier Corrales( )

in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La crisis económica de Venezuela, tal vez la más estrepitosa del mundo, es tanto ilógica como lógica. Es ilógica porque nadie se hubiese imaginado que uno de los países más ricos del mundo, un país petrolero como muy pocos, con las reservas de petróleo más extensas del mundo, iba a terminar en semejante hoyo económico. Es lógica porque los resultados que estamos viendo eran todos predecibles, dadas las políticas que introdujeron Hugo Chávez (1999-2013) y su sucesor, Nicolás Maduro (2013-presente). Dichas políticas consistieron en una fórmula básica: crear un Estado expansivo y sin controles junto con un sector privado circunscrito y con exceso de controles. Esta fórmula de estado descontrolado y empresas maniatadas no era revolucionaria, puesto que se había implementado en el pasado tanto dentro como fuera de Venezuela, ni era idónea, porque se sabía, con base en la experiencia histórica, que iba inevitablemente a terminar destruyendo a Venezuela..."
 
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Dragon in the tropics : Hugo Chavez and the political economy of revolution in Venezuela
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The politics of sexuality in Latin America : a reader on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rightsPresidents without parties : the politics of economic reform in Argentina and Venezuela in the 1990sDemocracy and the Internet : allies or adversaries?
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English (89)

Spanish (12)

German (1)