• Guillermo O’Donnell
Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)


I was delighted to be invited as a discussant at the conference that gave rise to the present volume. I was also worried because, even though I have done some writing on the rule of law,1 I am not a specialist on the judiciary. My pleasure was confirmed by learning a lot from a lively and challenging conference, a spirit that is well echoed by the present volume. And my concern was confirmed when the organizers of the conference and this volume invited me to write down for publication the rather assorted and unsystematic comments I offered at the end of the sessions. Such comments follow.


Social Relation Alternative Dispute Resolution Present Volume Commercial Matter Judicial Action 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Jayasuriya, Kanishka, “Globalization, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law: From Political to Economic Constitutionalism?” Constellations vol. 8, no. 4 (2002), pp. 442–60.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. — (1999) “Polyarchies and the (Un)Rule of Law in Latin America: A Partial Conclusion,” in Juan E. Mendez, Guillermo O’Donnell and Paulo Sergio Pinheiro (eds.), The (Un)Rule of Law and the Underprivileged in Latin America (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press), pp. 303–37.Google Scholar
  3. Jayasuriya, Kanishka (2003) “Horizontal Accountability: The Legal Institutionalisation of Mistrust,” in Scott Mainwaring and Christopher Welna (eds.), Democratic Accountabiilty in Latin America (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 34–54.Google Scholar
  4. O’Donnell, Guillermo “On the State, Democratization and Some Conceptual Problems: A Latin American View with Glances at Some Post-communist Countries,” World Development, vol. 21, no. 8 (1993), pp. 1355–69.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Sieder, Rachel (ed.) (2002) Multicultumlism in Latin America: Indigenous Rights, Diversity and Democracy (London: Institute of Latin American Studies).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Rachel Sieder, Line Schjolden, and Alan Angell 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillermo O’Donnell

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations