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O'Donnell, Guillermo A.

Overview
Works: 151 works in 773 publications in 6 languages and 9,486 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Publishing director, Originator
Classifications: JF1051, 321.09
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Most widely held works by Guillermo A O'Donnell
Transitions from authoritarian rule by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

149 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,285 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
Modernization and bureaucratic-authoritarianism; studies in South American politics by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The (un)rule of law and the underprivileged in Latin America( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thorough discussion of "democracies with truncated citizenship" in Latin America depicts and considers overcoming various kinds of violence and discrimination and analyzes various avenues to institutional judicial reform. The main conclusion, reached after detailed analyses of various kinds of issues and underprivileged groups, is that the democratic rule of law is both a worthy and difficult goal still to be achieved."--Jacket
Development, democracy, and the art of trespassing : essays in honor of Albert O. Hirschman by Alejandro Foxley( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in democratic consolidation : the new South American democracies in comparative perspective( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1974 there has been an unprecedented wave of democratization in the world. This trend has been particularly extensive in South America. But the problems confronting these new democracies are staggering, and the prospects for building consolidated democratic regimes are far from uniformly good. Focusing primarily on recent South American cases, Issues in Democratic Consolidation examines some of the difficulties of constructing consolidated democracies and provides a critical examination of the major issues involved. A prominent theme running through this collection is that the transitions from authoritative rule to civilian government may be arrested by political, economic, and social constraints. The articles contain analyses of the varied modalities and complex processes related to the transitions. The first transition begins with the initial stirrings of crisis under authoritarian rule that generate some form of political opening and greater respect for basic civil rights, and ends with the establishment of a government elected in an open, competitive contest. The volumes primary focus, however, is on the second transition, which begins with the inauguration of a democratic government and ends - if all goes well - with the establishment of a consolidated democratic regime
Poverty and inequality in Latin America : issues and new challenges( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the papers submitted to the workshop "Poverty in Latin America: Issues and New Responses," organized by the Kellogg Institute. The contributors argue that old models of social protection are in crisis and that without completely rejecting the past experiences, new paradigms might better address the problems of pervasive poverty and inequity that persist in and are often exacerbated by the new global economic environment
Bureaucratic authoritarianism : Argentina, 1966-1973, in comparative perspective by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counterpoints : selected essays on authoritarianism and democratization by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central theme of Counterpoints is democracy, its vissitudes and its possibilities in Latin America. Counterpoints is a successful mix of personal experience and meticulous scholarship - a trajectory of O'Donnell's work that starts with the critique of authoritarianism and ends with a close examination of presently existing democracies in Latin America. This book is especially valuable for scholars of democracy and democratization, comparative politics, and Latin American politics
Democracy, agency, and the state : theory with comparative intent by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author argues that conceptions of 'the state' and 'democracy', and their respective defining features, significantly influence each other. Historical and analytically, this relationship is traced through the idea of legally sanctioned and backed agency which grounds democratic citizenship. He distinguishes four constitutive dimensions: bureaucracy, legality, focus of collective identity, and filter. Also examined is the role played by the idea of 'the nation' or 'the people', and the ways in which the state represents itself to different sections of society, especially in countries marred by deep inequality and pervasive poverty. Drawing on the examples of democratic and non-democratic regime, he discusses the dialogical spaces congenial to democracy, as well as examining the options that may or may not enable agency, and the complex comparative and ethical issues raised by the intersection of agency with globalization and legal pluralism
The quality of democracy : theory and applications( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains Guillermo O'Donnell's qualitative theoretical study of the quality of democracy and Vargas Cullell's description and analysis of the empirical data he gathered on the quality of democracy in Costa Rica
Dissonances : democratic critiques of democracy by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guillermo O'Donnell, one of Latin America's most influential political scientists, here brings together a collection of recent essays. This volume includes his agenda setting essays on democratic theory, accountability, the rule of law, and the role of the state in new democracies. While progress has been made in democratization, legacies of authoritarianism and social inequality hang as shadows over that advancement. O'Donnell engages in his analysis while keeping a firm gaze on the dangers and challenges that lie ahead." "O'Donnell's work has influenced a generation of political scientists. The essays in this volume open fascinating research areas and will be or interest to scholars concerned with democratization, the rule of law, and comparative politics."--Jacket
1966-1973, el estado burocrático autoritario : triunfos, derrotas y crisis by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Y a mi, que me importa? : notas sobre sociabilidad y política en Argentina y Brasil by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrapuntos : ensayos escogidos sobre autoritarismo y democratización by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dependencia y autonomía; formas de dependencia y estrategias de liberación by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New democracies, which democracies? by Francisco C Weffort( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy, law, and comparative politics by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper is a revision of democratic theory from the perspective of its inadequacies for including into its scope many of the recently democratized countries, as well as some older democracies located outside of the Northwestern quadrant of the world. After warning that it is a first step in a larger and more ambitious endeavor, the paper begins by critically examining various definitions of democracy, especially those that, claiming to follow Schumpeter, are deemed to be 'minimalist, ' or 'procesualist.' On this basis, a realistic and restricted, but not minimalist, definition of a democratic regime is proposed. After this step, the connections of this topic with several others are explored, including political, social, and welfare rights; the state, especially in its legal dimension; and some characteristics of the overall social context. The main grounding factor that results from these explorations is the conception of agency, especially as it is expressed in the legal system of existing democracies - although the effectiveness of this system and of its underlying conceptions of agency vary quite widely across cases. The approach of the text emphasizes legal and historical factors, while also tracing, in several comparative excursi, some important differences among various kinds of cases
Democracia, desarrollo humano y ciudadanía : reflexiones sobre la calidad de democracia en América Latina( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Democracia no Brasil : dilemas e perspectivas( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in Portuguese and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polyarchies and the (un)rule of law in Latin America by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

18 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Transitions from authoritarian rule
Alternative Names
Awdūnīl, Ġīlīrmū

Guillermo A. O'Donnell

Guillermo O’Donnell argentinischer Politikwissenschaftler

Guillermo O'Donnell Argentijns professor (1936-2011)

Guillermo O'Donnell Argentine academic, political scientist and writer

O'Donnell Guilhermo

O'Donnell, Guilhermo 1936-2011

O'Donnell Guillermo

O'Donnell, Guillermo 1936-2011

O'Donnell, Guillermo A.

O'Donnell, Guillermo A. 1936-2011

O'Donnell, Guillermo Alberto 1936-2011

О’Доннелл, Гильермо

오도넬

オドンネル, ギジェルモ

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The (un)rule of law and the underprivileged in Latin AmericaDevelopment, democracy, and the art of trespassing : essays in honor of Albert O. HirschmanPoverty and inequality in Latin America : issues and new challengesBureaucratic authoritarianism : Argentina, 1966-1973, in comparative perspectiveDemocracy, agency, and the state : theory with comparative intentThe quality of democracy : theory and applicationsDissonances : democratic critiques of democracyContrapuntos : ensayos escogidos sobre autoritarismo y democratización