SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 issue24Guillermo O'Donnell and his commitment to democratizationThe art of naming: Guillermo O'Donnell and the development of political science in Latin America author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Temas y Debates

On-line version ISSN 1853-984X


GONZALEZ, Lucas. Theory, Method and Commitment: Some Reflections on the Legacy of Guillermo O'Donnell. Temas debates (En línea) [online]. 2012, n.24, pp.117-121. ISSN 1853-984X.

This article highlights some of O'Donnell's contributions to the discipline, in general, and to political science students, in particular. Among them, it stresses the need to focus on substantive and relevant research questions, the centrality of theory to answer them and to understand a case or a few cases, and the role of tools in political science, which should not determine our questions or answers, but are elements that should help us getting them.

Keywords : Political science; Tools; Theory; Commitment.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License