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Whitehead, Laurence

Works: 179 works in 690 publications in 2 languages and 16,797 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Publishing director, Creator, Originator
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Most widely held works by Laurence Whitehead
The Obama administration and the Americas : agenda for change by Abraham F Lowenthal( )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Argues that the Obama administration should focus early and strategically on Latin America because of its impact on issues from energy, narcotics, and immigration to trade and jobs. Contributors emphasize case-by-case, sophisticated, and multilateral approaches to dealing with such hard cases as Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, and Venezuela"--Provided by publisher
Shifting the balance : Obama and the Americas by Laurence Whitehead( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the successful and unsuccessful approaches to rapprochement between the United States and various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean after the first year of the Obama administration against a background of initial optimism giving way to both U.S. and Latin American domestic political realities"--Provided by publisher
Emerging market democracies : East Asia and Latin America by Laurence Whitehead( )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the Cold War, the "third wave" of democratization, and economic globalization have presented the newly industrialized countries of East Asia and the liberal democracies of Latin America with increasingly similar international opportunities and constraints. During the 1980s, Latin America made great strides in democratization, while East Asia led the world in economic growth. Are the two regions now converging toward a model that combines economic and political liberalization? Many developments in both regions indicate that this is a serious possibility. Although significant countertrends do exist, there is now increased scope for mutual support and encouragement among aspiring democratic forces both within and between these two regions. This book examines these interrelated issues, paying special attention to the effects of the East Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 and its subsequent impact on Latin America. Contributors: Ananya Basu, World Bank; Francis Fukuyama, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.; Stephan Haggard, University of California-San Diego; Elizabeth M. King, World Bank; Sanjay Marwah, George Mason University; Sylvia Maxfield, Harvard University; Eduardo Silva, University of Missouri-St. Louis and University of Miami; Gordon Redding, University of Hong Kong; Tun-jen Cheng, College of William and Mary; Yun-han Chu, National Taiwan University; Laurence Whitehead, Oxford University
Democratization : theory and experience by Laurence Whitehead( )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interpretation of democratization by one of the leading scholars in the field aims to equip those caught up in democratization and democracy promotion with a more realistic understanding of the tensions and turbulence involved
Unresolved tensions : Bolivia past and present by John Crabtree( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "long memory" of ethnicity in Bolivia and some temporary oscillations / Xavier Albó -- Let the mestizos stand up and be counted / Carlos Toranzo -- Oversimplifying identities : the debate over what is indigena and what is mestizo / Diego Zavaleta Reyles -- Regionalism revisited / José Luis Roca -- Oppressed or privileged regions? some historical reflections on the use of state resources / Rossana Barragón -- State-society relations : the strength of weakness / George Gray Molina -- The weakness of excess : the Bolivian state in an unbounded democracy / Franz Xavier Barrios Suvelza -- The development of constituent power in Bolivia / Eduardo Rodríguez Veltzé -- Constitution and constitutional reform / Luis Tapia -- Gas and its importance to the Bolivian economy / Carlos Miranda -- Beyond gas : between the narrow-based and broad-based economy / Fernanda Wanderley -- Bolivia in a global setting : economic ties / Juan Antonio Morales -- The perverse effects of globalization in Bolivia / Carlos Arze Vargas
Transitions from authoritarian rule by Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars( Book )

48 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international dimensions of democratization : Europe and the Americas by Laurence Whitehead( Book )

53 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seven of 14 chapters deal with the Americas, three others provide analytic context (four treat democratization in Europe). In Americas-specific chapters, leading scholars address themes related to Caribbean democracy, US human rights policy and 'political development assistance,' international political party associations, and international dimensions of development in Brazil and Chile"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Latin America : a new interpretation by Laurence Whitehead( )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative contribution to comparative area studies evaluates Latin America's distinctiveness, and shows how 'large regions' can be compared. The overwhelming impact of Europe followed by precocious independence produced an exceptional outward orientation, which has prompted successive waves of reform 'from above and without', often resisted and superceded rather than fully assimilated. This book explores the resulting patterns that can be observed in multiple domains, through the optic of a 'mausoleum of modernity.' By applying this perspective to state organization, the politics of expertise, privatization, poverty and inequality, and citizenship insecurity, it generates an overall new interpretation of Latin America's regional distinctiveness
Criminality, public security, and the challenge to democracy in Latin America by Marcelo Bergman( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Central American impasse by Giuseppe Di Palma( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inflation and stabilisation in Latin America by Rosemary Thorp( Book )

16 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American debt and the adjustment crisis by Rosemary Thorp( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Bolivian labour movement, 1848-1971 by Guillermo Lora( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an abridgement and translation of Guillermo Lora's five-volume history. It deals with the strengthening and radicalisation of Bolivia's organised labour movement, which culminated in the drastic revolutionary changes of the 1950s. The first half offers a reinterpretation of Bolivian history in the century preceding the revolution, viewed from the perspective of the working class. The second half discusses in more detail the major political events and doctrinal issues of a period in which the author, as secretary of the Trotskyist Partido Obrero Revolucionario, himself frequently played an active part. Despite the radical upheaval that occurred in the fifties and the mobilisation of broad sectors of the population around such radical objectives as direct property seizures, union-nominated ministers and union, military and worker control, the labour movement was unable to maintain its conquests in the 1960s. The concluding chapters describe the period of renewed military repression and the continuing efforts of the labour movement to resist
Transitions from authoritarian rule by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political science scholars consider the four-volume work Transitions from Authoritarian Rule to be a foundational text for studying the process of democratization, specifically in those cases where an authoritarian regime is giving way to some form of democratic government. The most important of the four books is without a doubt the fourth volume, Tentative Conclusions about Uncertain Democracies, also known as "the little green book." Transitions from Authoritarian Rule was the first book in any language to systematically compare the process of transition from authoritarianism across a broad range of countries. Political democracy is not the only possible outcome. Guillermo O'Donnell, Philippe C. Schmitter, and Laurence Whitehead emphasize that it's not the revolution but the transition that is critical to the growth of a democratic state. This ground-breaking insight remains highly relevant as the ramifications of the Arab Spring continue to play out. This reissue features a new foreword by Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Woodow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Abraham F. Lowenthal, founding director of the Latin American Program, who wrote the original volume's foreword
Towards democratic viability : the Bolivian experience by John Crabtree( Book )

21 editions published between 10 and 2001 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book traces the twin processes of economic liberalization and political democratization in Bolivia since the 1980s, placing both in their historical context. By focusing on the issue of democratic 'viability', it seeks to raise the broader question of the relationship between democratization and the socio-economic context in which it takes place. In particular, it examines the institutional reforms of the early 1990s - praised by the World Bank and others - and considers their achievements and limitations
Debating Cuban exceptionalism by Laurence Whitehead( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume traces the developments Cuba following the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 and the subsequent definitive demise of state socialism. Working from the premise that most non-European countries did not undergo the economic and political regime changes experienced by their European counterparts, this volume examines the nature of Cuban socialism. Topics covered include: the reasons for the persistence of “the Cuban model,” and an examination of the complex interaction between elite and non-elite actors, as well as between domestic and international forces
Illiberal practices : territorial variance within large federal democracies by Jacqueline Behrend( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within subunits of a democratic federation, lasting political practices that restrict choice, limit debate, and exclude or distort democratic participation have been analyzed in recent scholarship as subnational authoritarianism. Once a critical number of citizens or regions band together in these practices, they can leverage illiberal efforts at the federal level. This timely, data-driven book compares federations that underwent transitions in the first, second, and third waves of democratization and offers a substantial expansion of the concept of subnational authoritarianism. The eleven expert political scientists featured in this text examine the nature and scope of subnational democratic variations within six large federations, including the United States, India, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Russia. Illiberal Practices makes the case that subnational units are more likely to operate by means of illiberal structures and practices than as fully authoritarian regimes. Detailed case studies examine uneven levels of citizenship in each federal system. These are distributed unequally across the different regions of the country and display semi-democratic or hybrid characteristics. Appropriate for scholars and students of democratization, authoritarianism, federalism, decentralization, and comparative politics, Illiberal Practices sheds light on the uneven extension of democracy within countries that have already democratized.--
The new house that Jack built. An original American version by Laurence Whitehead( )

9 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This version of 'The House that Jack Built' is a patriotic parable in which the bags of malt are free speech, free labor, free press, free schools, etc.; the rat is slavery, the cat is vigilance, the dog is secession, etc., etc. ... Free speech and a free press, by which this country is now supposed to be so peculiarly distinguished, were thus given to the enlightened freemen, whose votes, of course, could not be obtained by the generous handing out of political plums, which at that time was held to be bribery and corruption."--
¿Somos especiales? : las relaciones de México y Gran Bretaña con Estados Unidos : una visión comparada( )

8 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caleidoscopio de la innovación democrática en América Latina by Partidos y Gobierno: Viejos y Nuevos Caminos para la Participación Política en América Latina" Simposio "Ciudadanos( )

6 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Emerging market democracies : East Asia and Latin America
Shifting the balance : Obama and the AmericasEmerging market democracies : East Asia and Latin AmericaDemocratization : theory and experienceUnresolved tensions : Bolivia past and presentTransitions from authoritarian ruleThe international dimensions of democratization : Europe and the AmericasLatin America : a new interpretationCriminality, public security, and the challenge to democracy in Latin America
Alternative Names
Whitehead, L.

Whitehead, Laurence A.

Whitehead, Laurence A. 1944-

Withehead, Laurence 1944-

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