Tentative Conclusions about Uncertain Democraciesco-authored with Philippe Schmitter, was one of the most widely read works in political science during the s and s.
This work, along with a series of subsequent articles, triggered an important debate in comparative politics and Latin American Studies about the political consequences of economic development.
But he focused mainly on making a living by working as a lawyer and teaching. Johns Hopkins University Press, Schmitter, and Laurence Whitehead, eds.
University of Notre Dame Press, D in political science from Yale University until he presented a new dissertation and thus was awarded his Ph. Prospects for Democracy, 4 vols. SchmitterTransitions from Authoritarian Rule: After teaching at various universities in Argentina between andhe became a founding member of the Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad CEDES in Buenos Aires, where he was a researcher from to ; from to he worked as a researcher in Brazil; and since he has taught at the University of Notre Dame, where he was also academic director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies — Prospects for Democracy Studies in South American Politics.
Tentative Conclusions about Uncertain Democracies. Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Institute of International Studies, University of California He cast his argument as an alternative to the thesis, advanced most notably by Seymour Martin Lipset that industrialization produced democracy.
He also held many short term appointment at universities around the world. Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government in The analysis centered on the interaction among four actors: During this period, Argentina was increasingly swept by violence, as guerrilla organizations such as the Montoneros sought to undermine the government and eventually the military rulers came to power in and launched a dirty war.
His concept of "delegative democracy" highlights the concentration of power in the hands of elected presidents in contemporary Latin American democracies; he has also drawn attention to deficiencies in horizontal accountability and in the rule of law, and the failure of the state to guarantee the rights of citizenship.
It would result in a landmark publication: Transitions from Authoritarian Rule. Selected Essays on Authoritarianism and Democratization.
His key works on the quality of democracy have been published in CounterpointsThe Quality of DemocracyDissonancesand in his final book, Democracy, Agency, and the Statewhich makes a case for addressing the importance of the state in conceptualizations of democracy.A general account of democratization and de-democratization yields a series of conjectures concerning the processes by which changes in categorical inequality threaten democracy.
Inequality, Democratization, and De-Democratization Selected Essays on Authoritarianism and Democratization. Notre Dame, IN. This book is especially valuable for scholars of democracy and democratization, comparative politics, and latin american amazon book interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and all buying rpoints: selected essays on authoritarianism and democratization (title from.
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[Guillermo A O'Donnell; Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies.] -- 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.
The essays in this volume bring forward and develop many of the ideas presented in his earlier collection, Counterpoints: Selected Essays on Authoritarianism and Democracy. This work will be of interest to scholars working in justice reform, democratization, and comparative politics.Download