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BULCOURF, Pablo  and  DUFOUR, Gustavo. Guillermo O'Donnell and his contribution to the development of Political Science in Latin America. Dados [online]. 2012, vol.55, n.1, pp. 5-35. ISSN 0011-5258.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0011-52582012000100001.

This article analyzes central aspects in the intellectual career of the out standing Argentine political scientist Guillermo O'Donnell, recently deceased, in late 2011. The article briefly discusses O'Donnell's role as one of the main actors in regional and international political science, as well as his capacity to build institutions and networks during a key time for the field's development. The article highlights his ability to "tell it like it is" in the process of fundamental conceptual construction in the entire scientific field andto orient an important part of the debates.

Keywords : Guillermo O'Donnell; Political Science; Latin America; bureaucratic-authoritarian state; delegative democracy.

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