Guillermo O'Donnell


Guillermo O'Donnell

Guillermo O'Donnell, born in 1936 in Argentina, is a prominent Argentine political scientist, and "Helen Kellogg Professor" of Government and International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Most important among his theoretical contributions to political science is his work on the 'bureaucratic-authoritarian state' and on theories of democracy and the characteristics of the process of democratic transition, through the development of concepts such as 'horizontal accountability,' 'micro democracy' and 'delegative democracy.' His brother Pacho is a well-known politician and writer.

Awards

* In 2006 he was the first ever recipient of the Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the International Political Science Association (IPSA) [http://al.nd.edu/about-arts-and-letters/news/odonnell-honored-for-lifetime-achievement-to-political-science/]

Selected Publications

* Coeditor, The Quality of Democracy: Theory and Applications (2004)
* Coeditor, Desarrollo Humano y Ciudadanía: Reflexiones sobre la Calidad de la Democracia en América Latina (2003)
* Counterpoints, Selected Essays on Authoritarianism and Democratization (1999)
* Coeditor, The (Un)Rule of Law and New Democracies in Latin America (1999); A Democracia no Brasil (1988)
* Bureaucratic-Authoritarianism (1986)
* Coeditor, Transitions from Authoritarian Rule (1986), coeditor, Poverty and Inequality in Latin America (1988)
* Coeditor, Development and the Art of Trespassing (1986);coeditor, Issues in Democratic Consolidation (1982)

External links

* [http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/odonnell.shtml Official Page]


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