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by Guillermo O'Donnell,Jorge Vargas Cullell

eBook The Quality of Democracy: Theory and Applications (Kellogg Institute Series on Democracy and Development) ePub
Author: Guillermo O'Donnell,Jorge Vargas Cullell
Language: English
ISBN: 0268037205
ISBN13: 978-0268037208
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1st edition (October 12, 2004)
Pages: 288
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
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Theory and Applications (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004). Why the Rule of Law Matters, Journal of Democracy 15, 4 (2004): 32-46.

Counterpoints: Selected Essays on Authoritarianism and Democratization (University of Notre Dame Press, 1999). Theory and Applications (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004).

Panel 5: Quality of Democracy. A former Kellogg PhD fellow, he studied with Guillermo O’Donnell, who was his dissertation advisor.

The Quality of Democracy book. The Quality of Democracy: Theory And Applications. In 1996, Guillermo O'Donnell taught a seminar at the University of Notre Dame on democratic theory. One of the questions explored in this seminar was whether it is possible to define and determine the "quality" of democracy.

p. cm. From the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Based on a workshop on the quality of democracy and human development in Latin America, held in Heredia, Costa Rica, Feb. 1–2, 2002. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Article Sep 1, 2005 Authors: Kent Eaton. At the heart of the book is a reaction against the minimalist definitions of democracy that in the past two decades have come to dominate not just the regime literature but also the democracy promotion work of a whole host of external donors in what Guillermo O'Donnell calls the East and South. While more countries have been able to sustain minimally democratic political regimes than early pessimists feared, the paramount failings of democracy nevertheless have been of growing concern to academics and citizens alike.

Berkeley: Institute of International Studies, Cal, 1973. S Mainwaring, SV O'Donnell, Guillermo A. University of Notre Dame Press, 1992. The quality of democracy: Why the rule of law matters. Journal of democracy 15 (4), 32-46, 2004. Journal of Democracy 9 (3), 112-26, 1998. Polyarchies and the (un) rule of law in Latin America. Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investigaciones, 1998. State and alliances in Argentina, 1956–1976. The Journal of Development Studies 15 (1), 3-33, 1978.

Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004. According to the argument advanced in this book, understanding the performance of these new democracies-and identifying strategies for strengthening democracy-requires that we move beyond regime type toward other spheres where political power is exercised (p. 1). In much of Latin America, for example, political regimes experienced democratization while many of the state's authoritarian legacies were maintained more or less intact.

Human development, human rights, and democracy, Guillermo O'Donnell - Democracy and the quality of democracy : empirical findings and methodological and theoretical issues drawn from the citizen audit of the quality of democracy in Costa Rica, Jorge Vargas Cullell.

The Quality of Democracy. Theory and Applications, Notre Dame: 239–248. O'Donnell, Guillermo (2004) ‘Human Development, Human Rights, and Democracy’ in O'Donnell, Guillermo/Cullel, Jorge Vargas/Iazzetta Osvaldo M. (ed. The Quality of Democracy. Croissant, Aurel (2008) ’Die Parteiensysteme neuer Demokratien in Ostasien: Merkmale, Typen und gsgrad‘, Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 1: 95–124. Dahl, Robert A. (1972) Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition, Yale. Theory and Applications, Notre Dame: 9–93.

The primary goal of this collection is to present the rationale and methodology for implementing a citizen audit of democracy. This book is an expression of a growing concern among policy experts and academics that the recent emergence of numerous democratic regimes, particularly in Latin America, cannot conceal the sobering fact that the efficacy and impact of these new governments vary widely. These variations, which range from acceptable to dismal, have serious consequences for the people of Latin America, many of whom have received few if any benefits from democratization. Attempts to gauge the quality of particular democracies are therefore not only fascinating intellectual exercises but may also be useful practical guides for improving both old and new democracies.
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