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Dahrendorf, Ralf 1929-2009

Works: 1,256 works in 3,447 publications in 12 languages and 30,695 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Interviews  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, wpr, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Redactor, Narrator, Interviewer, Speaker, Interviewee, pan, Correspondent, Recipient, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Translator, Performer
Classifications: HM51, 301
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Society and democracy in Germany by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

144 editions published between 1958 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 2,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class and class conflict in industrial society by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

144 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a resume of Marx's theory of class and an analysis of post-capitalist society in terms of class theory
Essays in the theory of society by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2022 in 3 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1968, these ten essays by one of Europe's leading sociological theorists deal with important issues on the borderline between sociology and social philosophy and demonstrate the author's deep insight into history and political analysis. The author maintains that the structures of power in which the political process takes place not only originate change and give it direction, but also produce the fertile conflicts that give expression to the fundamental uncertainty of human existence. Through an examination of various concepts inherent in this dynamic process - power, resistance, conflict, change, freedom, uncertainty - a coherent theory of society emerges
Industrie- und Betriebssoziologie by Ralf Dahrendorf( )

48 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To celebrate the 270th anniversary of the De Gruyter publishing house, the company is providing permanent open access to 270 selected treasures from the De Gruyter Book Archive. Titles will be made available to anyone, anywhere at any time that might be interested. The DGBA project seeks to digitize the entire backlist of titles published since 1749 to ensure that future generations have digital access to the high-quality primary sources that De Gruyter has published over the centuries
Life chances : approaches to social and political theory by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new liberty : survival and justice in a changing world by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2022 in English and Italian and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1975, Ralf Dahrendorf's Reith Lectures were an important contribution to public debate, exploring as they do the theme of the new liberty and being concerned to refashion liberalism to cope with the problems and tension of contemporary societies. The analysis covers endemic economic problems, such as growth, inflation and development, the complex nature of organizations, and the problems of political representation
The modern social conflict : an essay on the politics of liberty by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LSE : a history of the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1895-1995 by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The London School of Economics and Political Science - the LSE - is one of the most famous academic institutions in the world. This history provides a lively account of the first century of a university which, from its beginnings, has captured not only the minds of social scientists but also the imagination of a wider public. It is the biography of an institution written by an author who was closely involved as a student and later as Director of the School and who remains deeply attached to it. The book places the School in the context of the drama of the twentieth century and it does so through a mirror, the mirror of the social sciences. Lord Dahrendorf traces the story of the LSE from its 'invention' by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, George Bernard Shaw, and Graham Wallas at a breakfast in August 1894, through its foundation in 1895, the travails of its early years, the triumphs of the Beveridge era between the wars, the great expansion of the post-war period, and the changing moods of the succeeding decades, including the 'troubles' of 1968. The individuals and the events of the LSE's century of existence have been memorable, yet the School has always been more than the sum of its parts. Its base is London, and its home the world
Europe's economy in crisis by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo sociologicus : ein Versuch zur Geschichte, Bedeutung und Kritik der Kategorie der sozialen Rolle by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

70 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der vorliegende Versuch war ursprünglich Teil einer nicht zur Veröffent lichung bestimmten Festschrift aus Anlaß des 65. Geburtstages meines verehrten Lehrers, des Göttinger Ordinarius für Philosophie Josef König, am 24. Februar 1958. Der Aufsatz erschien dann in zwei Teilen in den Heften 2 und 3 des 10. Jahrganges der Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. Dem Westdeutschen Verlag bin ich für die Bereitschaft zu Dank verpflichtet, einen unveränderten Abdruck dieser Fassung nunmehr gesondert herauszubringen. Thema und Absicht der überlegungen zur Gestalt des homo sociologicus ist die Suche nach einer Elementarkategorie für die eigenständig soziologische Ana lyse der Probleme des sozialen Handeins. Wenn Durkheims "soziale Tatsachen" mehr sind als eine Fiktion, dann muß es möglich sein, diese mit der ganzen Strenge erfahrungswissenschaftlich. er Methodik zu beschreiben und in bestimmten Problemzusammenhängen zu erklären. Für solche Beschreibung und Erklärung nun ist nach der These des folgenden Essays die Kategorie der sozialen Rolle zentral. Diese Kategorie ist in jüngerer Zeit insbesondere in der englischen Ethnologie und amerikanischen Soziologie entwickelt worden: insofern erfüllt mein Essay für einen kleinen Bereich den in Deutschland noch immer dring lichen Auftrag der Rezeption. Der Begriff der Rolle läßt indes in seiner gegen wärtig international akzeptierten Ausprägung noch manche Frage offen; inso fern liegt meine Absicht in seiner Verfeinenmg und Weiterführung
On Britain by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain is in decline -or is it? Like every other developed country, Britain is up against vexing economic and political problems. Unlike others, Britain seems to pay a price for its own, very special history: the burden of having invented the Industrial Revolution; the Empire and its loss; the conflicts of class and of race. One can understand those who fear for the country's future. But there is a different point of view. Britain derives strenghts as well as weaknesses from the past, and has every potential to make a real contribution to the maintenance of liberty in tomorrow's world. In this book, keyed to the television series on the subject, Ralf Dahrendorf, Director of the London School of Economics, a distinguished German academic and political figure, and a didicated but not uncritical Anglophile, analyses the past: the achievements and the failures; the dilemmas of class, of the Westminster system, of Europe; the things that make Britain a good country to live in and those that make thousands leave every year. He goes on to offer some ideas for the future that not only make sense, but stand a chance of success: electoral reform; a Bill of Rights; a national forum to ponder whiter the economy; above all, perhaps, a longer-term perspective which builds on the strengths of Britain's tradition. Challenging, controversial, accessible, the argument of this book should help raise the level of debate about Britain's future and direct it to positive answers rather than gloom and doom. -4e de couv
Freedom for publishing, publishing for freedom : the Central and East European Publishing Project by Timothy Garton Ash( )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford-based Central and East European Publishing Project was a remarkable initiative to support embattled Central and East European publishers and journals, and to punch holes through the cultural iron curtain by encouraging translations and a 'common market of the mind' between East and West. The nine years of its existence straddle the largest watershed in European history since 1945, and the Project's history - told here by some of its leading participants - illuminates the nature of the recent changes in Central and Eastern Europe." "In a vivid personal account, Timothy Garton Ash recalls the work of the Project, ranging from smuggling in subsidies to underground journals and samizdat publishers in the pre-1989 period to supporting high-quality translations and East-West workshops in the period after 1989. Also included are an Introduction in which Ralf Dahrendorf, Chairman of the Project, reflects on the importance of both publishing and foundations for a healthy civil society; an annotated catalogue of the Project's work, prepared by Elizabeth Winter; and a detailed and original report by Richard Davy on the state of publishing in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, with suggestions for further Western help."--Jacket
After 1989 : morals, revolution, and civil society by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lectures collected in this volume are a thoughtful and lively commentary on Europe after the revolution of 1989. Must revolutions fail? Certainly, the open society has its own problems, not least that of citizens in search of meaning. The Good Society has to square the circle of prosperity, civility and liberty. Social science can help us understand what needs to be done, and intellectuals have a responsibility to initiate and accompany change. All this raises questions for Europe which extend far beyond the all too narrow confines of the European Union
Law and order by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

18 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widening Atlantic? : domestic change & foreign policy by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

19 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classes et conflits de classe dans la société Industrielle by Ralf Dahrendorf( )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the revolution in Europe : in a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Warsaw by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 effectively ended the division of Europe into East and West, and the features of our world that have resulted bear little resemblance to those of the forty years that preceded the Wall's fall. The rise of a new Europe prompts many questions, most of which remain to be answered. What does it all mean? Where is it going to lead? Are we witnessing the conclusion of an era without seeing anything to replace an old and admittedly dismal way of life? What will a market economy do to the social texture of various countries of Central Europe? Will it not make some rich while many will become poorer than ever? How can the rule of law be brought about? In this incisive and lucid book, Ralf Dahrendorf, one of Europe's most distinguished scholars, ponders these and other equally vexing questions. He regards what has happened in East Central Europe as a victory for neither of the social systems that once opposed each other across the Iron Curtain. Rather, he views these events as a vote for an open society over a closed society. The continuing conundrum, he argues, which will plague peoples everywhere, will be how to balance the need for economic growth with the desire for social justice while building authentic and enduring democratic institutions. Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, which includes a new introduction from the author, is a humane, skeptical, and anti-utopian work, a manifesto for a radical liberalism in which the social entitlements of citizenship are as important a condition of progress as the opportunities for choice. A fascinating study of change and geopolitics in the modern world, Reflections points the way towards a new politics for the twenty-first century. Ralf Dahrendorf, born in Hamburg, Germany in 1929, is a member of Britain's House of Lords. He was professor of sociology at Hamburg, Tobingen and Konstanz from 1957 to 1968, and in 1974 moved to Britain
Scientific-technological revolution : social aspects by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

16 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesellschaft und Freiheit; zur soziologischen Analyse der Gegenwart by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

33 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in German and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die angewandte Aufklärung; Gesellschaft und Soziologie in Amerika by Ralf Dahrendorf( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in German and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Society and democracy in Germany
Class and class conflict in industrial societyIndustrie- und BetriebssoziologieThe modern social conflict : an essay on the politics of libertyLSE : a history of the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1895-1995Europe's economy in crisisHomo sociologicus : ein Versuch zur Geschichte, Bedeutung und Kritik der Kategorie der sozialen RolleFreedom for publishing, publishing for freedom : the Central and East European Publishing ProjectAfter 1989 : morals, revolution, and civil societyClasses et conflits de classe dans la société Industrielle
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Dahrendorf 1929-2009 Lord

Dahrendorf 1929- Lord

Dahrendorf, barons, 1929-2009

Dahrendorf, L. R. 1929-2009

Dahrendorf, Lord

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Dahrendorf, Lord 1929-2009

Dahrendorf of Clare Market in the City of Westminster, Ralf Gustav 1929-2009

Dahrendorf of Clare Market, Ralf Dahrendorf 1929-2009 Baron

Dahrendorf of Clare Market, Ralf Dahrendorf, Baron, 1929-2009

Dahrendorf, R.

Dahrendorf, R. 1929-2009

Dahrendorf, R. (Ralf), 1929-2009

Dahrendorf Ralf

Dahrendorf, Ralf G.

Dahrendorf, Ralf G. 1929-2009

Dahrendorf Ralf Gustav

Dahrendorf, Ralf Gustav, 1929-2009

Dahrendorf, Ralf Lord 1929-2009

Dahrendorf, Ralf Sir 1929-2009

Dahrendorf, Ralph 1929-2009

Dahrendorf, Rolf 1929-2009

Dahrendorfas R.

Dahrendorfas Ralfas

Dahrendorfas, Ralfas 1929-2009

Dalundaofu 1929-2009

Dalunduofu 1929-2009

Darendorf, Ralʹf 1929-

Darendorf, Ralʹf 1929-2009

Dārendorufu, R. 1929-2009

Radulphus Dahrendorf

Ralf Dahrendorf Alman politikacı

Ralf Dahrendorf Brits filosoof

Ralf Dahrendorf däitsche Politiker

Ralf Dahrendorf deitscha Polidika

Ralf Dahrendorf deutsch-britischer Soziologe, Hochschullehrer, Politiker (FDP), MdL, MdB und Publizist

Ralf Dahrendorf ditsche Bolitiker

Ralf Dahrendorf Duitse politikus

Ralf Dahrendorf düütsch Politiker

Ralf Dahrendorf filosofo e sociologo tedesco

Ralf Dahrendorf German-British sociologist, politician

Ralf Dahrendorf German-British sociologist, politician (1929-2009)

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Ralf Dahrendorf Saksa poliitik

Ralf Dahrendorf saksalainen poliitikko, Saksan liittopäivien jäsen

Ralf Dahrendorf socjolog i polityk niemiecki

Ralf Dahrendorf tysk-britisk politiker og europakommissær

Ralf Dahrendorf tysk politikar

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Ralf Gustav Dahrendorf

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Дарендорф, Ральф

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Дарендорф, Ральф, 1929-2009.

Ралф Дарендорф

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Ральф Дарендорф

Ральф Дарендорф англо-германский философ, социолог, политолог и общественный деятель

Ральф Дарендорф німецький політик

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다렌도르프, 랄프 1929-2009

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