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Piccone, Theodore J.

Works: 17 works in 86 publications in 2 languages and 6,289 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JZ1480.A53, 327.7308
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Most widely held works by Theodore J Piccone
The Obama administration and the Americas : agenda for change by Abraham F Lowenthal( )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,897 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( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,623 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
Catalysts for change : how the UN's independent experts promote human rights by Theodore J Piccone( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the effectiveness of a key endeavor by the United Nations to monitor and influence human rights through a unique body of independent experts, appointed by countries to investigate, analyze, and report on the whole spectrum of human rights problems around the world"--Provided by publisher
Big bets & black swans : a presidential briefing book : policy recommendations for President Obama in 2014( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] series of memos designed to present President Obama with a suggested "to do" list, addressing the most significant foreign policy challenges in the year to come. It builds on our widely read Brookings Foreign Policy briefing book released in January 2013. This year, the memos are divided into five categories: Big Bets, Double Downs, Black Swans, Nightmares and Holds ..." (Introduction, p. iii)
Five rising democracies : and the fate of the international liberal order by Theodore J Piccone( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spread of democracy and human rights over the last three decades has dramatically changed the international landscape. In 1989, just over 2 billion people lived in one of the 69 countries considered an electoral democracy. Today, those numbers have almost doubled, with more than 4 billion people living in one of the world's 125 democracies. Political reforms in places like the Philippines, Chile, Poland, South Korea, and Mexico have captured the world's attention and inspired renewed hope for an international liberal order founded on democracy, peace and development. More recently, however, shifting power balances are shaking the foundations of the international liberal order and disrupting movements toward democracy and human rights. Established democracies are falling victim to apathy, polarization, and rising nationalism, while others are either at a plateau or backsliding on their path to liberal democracy. International cooperation to protect and expand the hard-won gains of the post-Cold War years is faltering as China, Russia and other authoritarian states defend their illiberal paths to development. In a new book, Five Rising Democracies and the Fate of the International Liberal Order, Brookings Senior Fellow Ted Piccone examines how five pivotal countries--India, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, and Indonesia--can play a critical role as both examples and supporters of liberal ideas and practices. These rising stars, according to Piccone, stand out for their shift from authoritarian governments to more open and representative systems; for their impressive progress in delivering better standards of living for their citizens; and for the significant diversity of their populations. Their embrace of globalization and liberal norms has directly, and positively, affected their own trajectories both economically and politically. The transitions of these five democracies, which represent 25 percent of the world's population, offer important examples of the compatibility of political liberties, economic growth, and human development. However, their foreign policies have not caught up to these trends, swinging unpredictably between interest-based strategic autonomy and an erratic concern for democratic progress and human rights. In a multipolar world, the fate of the international human rights and democracy order depends on how they reconcile these tendencies. Filled with a data-rich analysis of recent progress--and setbacks--experienced by these five countries, along with practical recommendations for building a North-South consensus on human rights and democracy, Five Rising Democracies and the Fate of the International Liberal Order is an important book for understanding the links between democracy and foreign policy, and how these important countries will affect the future of the international liberal order. --
Strategies for democratic change : assessing the global response( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defending democracy : a global survey of foreign policy trends 1992-2002 by Kwaku Nuamah( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regime change by the book : constitutional tools to preserve democracy( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regime change by the book: constitutional tools to preserve democracy / edited by Theodore J. Piccone, 2004
Obama y las Américas : esperanza o decepción?( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights special procedures : determinants of influence : understanding and strengthening the effectiveness of the UN's independent human rights expert by Marc Limon( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Nations' independent human rights experts, known as the 'special procedures', are considered by many to be the crown jewel of the international human rights system. Since their establishment in 1967, they have grown into one of the international community's most important tools for promoting and protecting human rights. Today, there are almost fifty separate special procedure mandates covering a wide-range of thematic and country-specific issues, with more in the pipeline. In this paper, Ted Piccone and Marc Limon evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the special procedure system, identify the structural determinants that drive their effectiveness, explore why past systemic reform has failed and make recommendations to relevant stakeholders to strengthen the system as it continues to grow. This report puts forth a series of recommendations to strengthen the effectiveness of the special procedures, including: Establish a group of friends of the special procedures to help support the mechanism through cross-regional statements and resolutions and leading cooperation by example ; Maintain and strengthen self-regulating features of the Special Procedures Coordinating Committee, including updating the manual to reflect social media trends and addressing complaints around the code of conduct ; Develop new tools to respond to human rights situations, like rapid deployment mechanisms with a standing roster of experts to make site visits ; Provide objective information on state cooperation with special procedures and develop regular reporting on follow-up and implementation of special procedure recommendations, along with resources for technical assistance and agenda time for debate and presentation of best practices ; Expand regular U.N. budget support to special procedures, reduce earmarking of voluntary contributions and improve transparency of both U.N. and non-U.N. financing in direct support of a mandate ; Deploy new technology to make the special procedure communications system relevant, credible and user-friendly to human rights defenders and states
Catalysts for rights : the unique contribution of the U.N.'s independent experts on human rights : final report of the Brookings Research Project on Strengthening U.N. Special Procedures by Theodore J Piccone( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report does not seek to evaluate all the pros and cons surrounding the body as it comes upon its five-year evaluation. It does aim, however, to evaluate an important element of the Council's work in the hopes it will contribute to a more objective and balanced assessment in the United States and around the world of what works when it comes to promoting human rights."--
Democracies : in a league of their own? : lessons learned from the community of democracies by Theodore J Piccone( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laudable vision of "an international order of peace based on freedom" has become a perennial entry in the sweepstakes of grand ideas and presidential campaigns. In its latest version, proponents argue that democracies, based on their shared values and system of government, are natural allies on a range of international issues from climate change to humanitarian intervention and should form the core of the international system. The idea's reemergence in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign is testament to its endurance as a concept that appeals both to neoconservatives, who believe in using U.S. power to assert our values abroad, and liberal internationalists, who want to anchor the United States in an international system that favors cooperation over unilateral action. Yet despite its superficial appeal to our better angels, even some of its advocates acknowledge that its real purpose is to legitimize the use of U.S. military force and destroy the United Nations. For that and many other reasons, the idea will not fly in the current geopolitical environment and will have to await the day when the world is composed of many more like-minded democracies that currently exist ... In this paper, I will briefly sketch the different version of the League of Democracies concept currently in circulation. I will them provide a more detailed account of the functions of the Community of Democracies since its inception in Warsaw in 2000, whith special attention to the question of how to determine who qualifies as a democracy. I will also offer some recommendations for strengthening multilateral approaches to the promotion of democracy and human rights, which should remain a central goal of any new administration in Washington. Throughout the paper, I will also offer some thoughts on what lessons policymakers can learn from the CD experience"--Page 1
Bridging Cuba's communication divide : how U.S. policy can help by Theodore J Piccone( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global swing states and the human rights and democracy order by Theodore J Piccone( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The convergence of values and divergence of methods between the global swing states and the established democracies are on particular display in the arena of democracy and human rights. To varying degrees, Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Turkey are prepared to play a role in supporting international mechanisms to strengthen human rights and democracy, but this is to be done on their own terms: through quiet diplomacy and mediation, using coercive methods only as a last resort
Talking Sense : Guidelines for International Democracy Promotion by Theodore J Piccone( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Catalyzing rights : state responses to allegation of human rights violations( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The UN Human Rights Council has mandated more than 40 independent experts to act as the body's monitors of thematic and country human rights situations. These "Special Procedures" mandate holders are unpaid experts that work under the UN flag to examine human rights situations on the ground and to make recommendations for addressing them. The following database is the first ever effort to evaluate a comprehensive body of communications between the UN's independent experts on human rights and member states. We recorded all official communications sent by 17 thematic Special Procedures from 2004 through 2008. Only mandates that were in operation during all those five years were subject to analysis. All information is drawn directly from annual reports published by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and are available on the OHCHR website ( Brookings recorded what types of communications were sent to which states and when states responded. In addition, researchers assigned one of five scores to evaluate the government response. These scores are: No Response, Immaterial Response, Violation Rejected, Responsive but Incomplete, and Steps Taken to Address Allegation."
Big Bets and Black Swans 2014: A Presidential Briefing Book by Theodore J Piccone( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The Obama administration and the Americas : agenda for change
Shifting the balance : Obama and the Americas
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