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Whitehead, Laurence

Works: 156 works in 642 publications in 3 languages and 16,015 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Publishing director, Originator
Classifications: JF1051, 321.09
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laurence Whitehead
Transitions from authoritarian rule by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

86 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and Indonesian and held by 1,642 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
The international dimensions of democratization : Europe and the Americas by Laurence Whitehead( Book )

51 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 757 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
The Central American impasse by Giuseppe Di Palma( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 464 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
Democratization : theory and experience by Laurence Whitehead( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 394 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
The Obama administration and the Americas : agenda for change( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 378 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
Unresolved tensions : Bolivia past and present by John Crabtree( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 330 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
Shifting the balance : Obama and the Americas by Laurence Whitehead( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 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( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 274 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 & ndash;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
Towards democratic viability : the Bolivian experience by John Crabtree( Book )

21 editions published between 10 and 2001 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation This book traces the twin processes of economic liberalization and political democratization in Bolivia since the 1980s placing both processes in their historical context. The essays focus on the issue of democratic viability, and raise broader questions of the relationship between democratization and its socio-economic context
Criminality, public security, and the challenge to democracy in Latin America by Marcelo Bergman( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debating Cuban exceptionalism by Laurence Whitehead( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary Cuba challenges conventional wisdom in political science. Cuban exceptionalism did not pass away with the fall of the Berlin Wall, as many expected, and it is unlikely to do so in a post-Fidel era. This volume examines the nature of Cuban socialism from a broad international and theoretical context. Topics covered include the reasons for the persistence of "the Cuban model," the complex interaction between elite and non-elite actors, and between domestic and international forces."--Jacket
Illiberal practices : territorial variance within large federal democracies( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-L. Saikkonen, Celina Souza, Maya Tudor, Laurence Whitehead, Adam Ziegfeld
The lesson of Chile by Laurence Whitehead( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Somos especiales? : las relaciones de México y Gran Bretaña con Estados Unidos : una visión comparada by Rafael Fernández de Castro( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new house that Jack built. An original American version by Laurence Whitehead( Book )

10 editions published between 1865 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 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( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The international dimensions of democratization : Europe and the Americas
Alternative Names
Whitehead, L.

Whitehead, Laurence A.

Whitehead, Laurence A. 1944-

Withehead, Laurence 1944-

The international dimensions of democratization : Europe and the AmericasA history of the Bolivian labour movement, 1848-1971Democratization : theory and experienceThe Obama administration and the Americas : agenda for changeUnresolved tensions : Bolivia past and presentShifting the balance : Obama and the AmericasEmerging market democracies : East Asia and Latin AmericaTowards democratic viability : the Bolivian experience