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O'Donnell, Guillermo A.

Overview
Works: 174 works in 802 publications in 3 languages and 9,492 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Publishing director, Originator
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Most widely held works by Guillermo A O'Donnell
Transitions from authoritarian rule by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

94 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bureaucratic authoritarianism : Argentina, 1966-1973, in comparative perspective by Guillermo A O'Donnell( )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissonances : democratic critiques of democracy by Guillermo A O'Donnell( )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 669 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
Transitions from authoritarian rule by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 566 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 )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 512 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
The (un)rule of law and the underprivileged in Latin America( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 467 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
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 429 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
Poverty and inequality in Latin America : issues and new challenges( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 405 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
Development, democracy, and the art of trespassing : essays in honor of Albert O. Hirschman( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 380 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 342 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
The quality of democracy : theory and applications( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 310 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
Transiciones desde un gobierno autoritario by Guillermo A O'Donnell( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 81 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 )

12 editions published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1973 in Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La (in)efectividad de la ley y la exclusión en América Latina( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Democracia, desarrollo humano y ciudadanía : reflexiones sobre la calidad de democracia en América Latina( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bureaucratic authoritarianism : Argentina, 1966-1973, in comparative perspective
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Bureaucratic authoritarianism : Argentina, 1966-1973, in comparative perspectiveDissonances : democratic critiques of democracyTransitions from authoritarian ruleDemocracy, agency, and the state : theory with comparative intentPoverty and inequality in Latin America : issues and new challengesThe quality of democracy : theory and applicationsTransiciones desde un gobierno autoritarioContrapuntos : ensayos escogidos sobre autoritarismo y democratizaciónLa (in)efectividad de la ley y la exclusión en América Latina
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

O'Donnell, Guillermo Alberto 1936-2011

Гільєрмо О'Доннелл

О’Доннелл, Гильермо

قیلرمو اوندل

오도넬

オドンネル, ギジェルモ

Languages
English (275)

Spanish (96)

German (2)