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Guillermo O'DonnellGuillermo O'Donnell


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Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Founding Academic Director and Senior Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies
(LLB, National University of Buenos Aires, 1958; Ph.D. Political Science, Yale University, 1987)

Geographic focus: Latin America; cross-regional

Thematic interests: The state; democracy; new democracies.

Research: Democratic and state theory, and new democracies.

Selected publications:

  • Democracy, Agency, and the State (Oxford University Press, 2010)

  • Modernization and Bureaucratic-Authoritarianism (University of California Press, 1973)

  • Bureaucratic-Authoritarianism (University of California Press, 1988)

  • A Democracia no Brasil (Vértice, 1988)

  • Transitions from Authoritarian Rule (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986)

  • Coeditor, Development and the Art of Trespassing (University of Notre Dame, 1989)

  • Coeditor, Issues in Democratic Consolidation (University of Notre Dame Press, 1992)

  • Coeditor, Poverty and Inequality in Latin America (University of Notre Dame Press, 1998)

With the University of Notre Dame Press, he published 3 collections of essays:

  • Counterpoints, Selected Essays on Authoritarianism and Democratization (1999)

  • The (Un)Rule of Law and New Democracies in Latin America (coedited, 1999)

  • Dissonances: Democratic Critiques (2007)

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Varieties of Democracy

Latin American/North America Church Concerns

Notre Dame Award

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Visiting Fellows Program

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International Development Studies Minor

Latin American Studies Minor

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