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Whitehead, Laurence

Works: 190 works in 756 publications in 2 languages and 18,507 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, htt, Publishing director, Creator, Originator
Classifications: JF1051, 321.09
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Most widely held works by Laurence Whitehead
The Obama administration and the Americas : agenda for change( )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,054 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 Abraham F Lowenthal( )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,745 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"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Democratization : theory and experience by Laurence Whitehead( )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,726 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
Emerging market democracies : East Asia and Latin America by Laurence Whitehead( )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the 1980s Latin America made great strides in democratization, while East Asia led the world in economic growth. Are the two converging toward a model that combines economic and political liberalization? This text examines increased scope for mutual support among aspiring democratic forces
Unresolved tensions : Bolivia past and present by John Crabtree( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,543 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 Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

59 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ti chu le ju you kai shan xing zhi de guan yu zheng zhi zhuan xing yan jiu de fan shi he li lun, bing yi yin ren ru sheng de xu shi fang shi he qia dang de yin yu jiang shu le zheng zhi zhuan xing chong man bu que ding xing de guo cheng he bu ke yu ce de jie guo
The international dimensions of democratization : Europe and the Americas by Laurence Whitehead( Book )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,008 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( )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative contribution to comparative area studies evaluates Latin America's distinctiveness, and shows how "large regions" can be compared
Criminality, public security, and the challenge to democracy in Latin America by Marcelo Bergman( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Central American impasse by Giuseppe Di Palma( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illiberal practices : territorial variance within large federal democracies( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 596 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.--
Inflation and stabilisation in Latin America by Rosemary Thorp( Book )

16 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 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 504 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 )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword to the 1986 edition / Abraham E. Lowenthal -- Preface -- 1. Introducing Uncertainty -- 2. Defining Some Concepts (ans Exposing Some Assumptions) -- 3. Opening (and Undermining) Authoritarian Regimes -- 4. Negotiating (and Renegotiating) Pacts -- 5. Resurrecting Civil Society and Restructuring Public Space -- 6. Convoking Elections (and Provoking Parties) -- 6. Concluding (but Not Capitulating) with a Metaphor
Towards democratic viability : the Bolivian experience by John Crabtree( Book )

26 editions published between 10 and 2001 in English and held by 390 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 )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 246 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
The new house that Jack built. An original American version by Laurence Whitehead( )

10 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and held by 146 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."--
The politics of recall elections by Laurence Whitehead( )

6 editions published in 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited volume presents the first comprehensive analysis of recall processes which have spread globally since the end of the Cold War, and which are now re-configuring the political dynamics of electoral democracy. Drawing on the expertise of country experts, the book provides a coherent and theoretically informed framework for mapping and evaluating this fast-evolving phenomenon. While the existing literature on the subject has so far focused on isolated single-country studies, the collection brings recall experiments to centre stage as it relates them to current crises in the traditional variants of representative democracy. It explains why the spread of recall innovations is set to continue, and to pass a threshold from inattention to urgent engagement. The authors further provide original insights into the rationale for recall, as well as guidance on minimising the accompanying risks. Yanina Welp is Associate Researcher in the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland. Her main areas of study are the introduction and practices of mechanisms of direct and participatory democracy, and digital media and politics. Laurence Whitehead is Senior Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK, and editor of the Oxford Studies in Democratisation series. His publications include the books Democratisation: Theory and Experience (2002), and Let the People Rule? Direct Democracy in the Twenty-First Century (with Y. Welp, 2017)
¿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 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Democratization : theory and experience
Shifting the balance : Obama and the AmericasDemocratization : theory and experienceEmerging market democracies : East Asia and Latin AmericaUnresolved 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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