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Held, David

Works: 366 works in 1,639 publications in 9 languages and 27,854 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, htt, Thesis advisor, Creator, Dedicatee, ed, Interviewee
Classifications: JZ1318, 303.482
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Held
Models of democracy by David Held( Book )

124 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1987, this book combines a succinct but far-reaching introduction to democracy from classical Greece to the present with a critical discussion of what democracy means today. The new edition has been extensively revised and updated to take account of the transformation in world politics during the past ten years, and includes four new chapters: on the impact on democracy of the fall of the Soviet empire, the prospects of the democratic nation-state in the light of intensified regionalization and globalization, republicanism, and the future of democracy in a global era
A globalizing world? : culture, economics, politics by David Held( )

46 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The news media today are full of references to 'globalization' - the complex connections between different countries and regions in the world and the way these increase over time. In fact this buzz word is so often used that it is in danger of becoming a cliché. But what exactly is globalization? What are its main driving forces? Does it embrace increasing aspects of our lives, from economics to culutre? This volume examines these and related questions in a highly accessible fashion, offering a clear and intelligible guide to one of the big ideas and debates our time
Introduction to critical theory : Horkheimer to Habermas by David Held( Book )

66 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandy is bewildered by the unhappy reaction of some of her Cherokee friends to her discovery of gold inside a cave and her Christian values are tested by a troublesome Cherokee cousin
The global transformations reader : an introduction to the globalization debate( Book )

58 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised & updated edition brings together the most original contributions from both sides of the globalization debate. Extensive new material incorporates the latest developments & sets the issues in the context of a global order in constant flux
Global transformations : politics, economics and culture by David Held( Book )

58 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book throws new light on the complex processes that are reshaping the contemporary world. All too often debates about globalization - and about whether it implies the end of the nation-state - have descended into polemics and confusion. Global Transformations overcomes these difficulties. Based on many years of original research, it maps the shape and scope of globalization and provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject, presenting its material in a clear and accessible way." "This is the most systematic account available of the process of globalization. It will be illuminating not only to academics and students, but also to policy-makers, managers, and all those interested in the profound transformations affecting societies today."--Jacket
Democracy and the global order : from the modern state to cosmopolitan governance by David Held( Book )

45 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Democracy is the most potent political idea in the world today, yet the future of democracy is increasingly uncertain. Key assumptions of democratic thinking and practice are being undermined by diverse sites of social and economic power on the one hand, and by dense networks of regional and global interconnectedness on the other. States and societies are enmeshed in webs of international conditions and processes as never before." "Democracy and the Global Order offers a highly original and systematic account of these issues. Part I assesses traditional conceptions of democracy. Part II traces the rise and displacement of the modern nation-state in the context of the interstate system and the world economy. Part III explores the theoretical bases of democracy and of the democratic state, and the profound changes these concepts must undergo if they are to retain their relevance in the century ahead. Finally, Part IV champions a 'cosmopolitan' model of democracy - a new conception of democracy for a new world order."--BOOK JACKET
Classes, power, and conflict : classical and contemporary debates by Anthony Giddens( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years a remarkable range of new work dealing with class inequalities the division of labour, and the state has been produced by scholars in sociology, economics, political science and history. Generally influenced by Marxist theory but often also involving critques of established Marxist views, this work has until now been reflected in course texts. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to current debates and connects them to their classical sources - Marx, Lenin and Weber. It includes selections from the work of Nicos Poulantzas, Erik Olin Wright, R.W. Connell, Harry Braveman, Frank Parkin, Maurice Zeitlin, Goran Therborn, Claus Offe and Volker Ronge, Boris Frankel, Stephen A. Marglin. E.P. Thompson, David Stark, Jill Rubery, David Lockwood, Michael Mann, Nicholas Abercrombie and Bryan S. Turner, Elizabeth Garnsey, Heidi Hartmann, Jane Humphries, Robert Blauner, David Harvey, Alec Nove, and Murray Yanowitch."--BOOK COVER
Social theory of modern societies : Anthony Giddens and his critics by David Held( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the past decade, Anthony Giddens has published a series of substantial volumes that have defined a distinctive and original theoretical approach. The twin focal points of his research are the "theory of structuration" and the analysis of "modernity." Giddens' writing on these and related themes are widely recognized as among the most important contributions to theoretical debate in the social sciences. This book provides a systematic and critical assessment of Giddens' work. It includes eleven critical essays specially commissioned from contributors who are well known in their own fields. In a concluding essay, Giddens responds to the criticisms raised by these and other authors, and clarifies and elaborates on his current views
Political theory today by David Held( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the proper subject matter of political theory? What kind of a theory is political theory? Uncertainty about the most appropriate way of answering these questions provides the key rationales for this volume: to provide a comprehensive overview of the central questions and debates in contemporary political thought and to offer guidelines for the reformation of political theory made necessary by the philosophical and substantive problems it faces today. The twelve essays in this book examine some of the classic traditional questions of political theory: the nature of obligation, equality, liberty, the public, the private, democracy, and justice. They also examine questions that relate these notions to a broader framework encompassing the many recent changes in the nation-state, forms of sovereignty, domestic and international law, violence and warfare, and domestic and international political economy. The contributors are leading scholars in political theory from the United States, Europe, and Africa: Samara Amin, Charles Beitz, Antonio Cassese, John Dunn, Jon Elster, David Held, Agnes Heller, Steven Lukes, Iain McLean, Claus Offe, Susan Moller Okin, Onora O'Neill and Ulrich K. Preuss
Habermas, critical debates by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospects for democracy : North, South, East, West by David Held( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and French and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume offers a comprehensive overview of current debates about democracy across the globe. Since the political turmoil in Eastern Europe began in the 1980s, the debate about the meaning and future of democracy has intensified. Prospects for Democracy assesses this debate through wide-ranging theoretical considerations and a diverse set of case studies." "The volume begins with a major overview of the concept of democracy from ancient city states to contemporary discussion about the possibility of international democracy. In the next section a series of contemporary models of democracy are examined and their strengths and limits explored. The third section confronts a wide variety of questions about the proper form and scope of democratic politics. In the final part, the context and prospects of democracy are investigated across many of the world's major regions including Western and Eastern Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East." "This volume will be widely welcomed by all those, academics and non-academics alike, who have an interest in the meaning and future of democracy as we approach the 21st century."--Jacket
Political theory and the modern state : essays on state, power, and democracy by David Held( Book )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers an overview of central issues and controversies in political thought and analysis. While analyzing these topics, the author critically discusses the thought of many of those who have contributed decisively to political theory
The transformation of the Gulf : politics, economics and the global order by David Held( )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the political, economic and social transformation of the six member-states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the ways in which these states are both shaping and being reshaped by, the processes of globalization
Global covenant : the social democratic alternative to the Washington Consensus by David Held( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author argues that there are alternatives to the way the Western coalitions responded to 9/11 and the profound challenges of mass terrorism and political violence, ones which can better address the roots of these challenges and deliver political and social justice. In order to grasp this alternative, the changing structure of the global order has to be understood. To this end, the book is divided into three sections: economics, politics and law. In each section contemporary trends are analyzed, problems confronted, and a series of detailed policies set out
Globalization/anti-globalization by David Held( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This short book provides a key to understanding one of the most important intellectual and political debates of our times. The authors interrogate the evidence about globalization and assess global trends. Issues of governance, culture, the economy, patterns of inequality and global ethics are discussed in relation to the contending claims and counterclaims of the principal positions in the globalization debate: the globalizers and anti-globalizers. Held and McGrew reflect on the central questions of political life posed by the great globalization debate, namely: who rules, in whose interests, to what ends, and by what means? They conclude by proposing a new political agenda for the twenty-first century - a global covenant of cosmopolitan social democracy."
Planetary politics : human rights, terror, and global society by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global society has been analyzed in any number of ways: books dealing with its economic and cultural implications flood the market. But Planetary Politics highlights something unique. It explores globalization with an eye on the transformation of politics into a planetary enterprise. Bringing together the work of major scholars with national and international reputations, this exciting new work offers perspectives for dealing with the complexity of power in the planetary life of the new millennium
States and societies by David Held( Book )

45 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governing globalization : power, authority, and global governance by He er de( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to the debate about the changing form and political significance of global governance explores the relevance of the concept of global governance to understanding how global activity is currently regulated
Taming globalization : frontiers of governance( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume leading analysts of globalization discuss the economic, political and ethical implications of global economic integration. They assess the benefits and the costs of globalization and suggest strategies for reconciling it with the interests of people in all regions of the world
Globalization theory : approaches and controversies( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on elucidating theoretical approaches to understanding and explaining globalization, in both its current form and potential future shapes, this text examines competing theories of globalization at present, as well as considering competing prescriptions for its future
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A globalizing world? : culture, economics, politics
A globalizing world? : culture, economics, politicsIntroduction to critical theory : Horkheimer to HabermasThe global transformations reader : an introduction to the globalization debateGlobal transformations : politics, economics and cultureDemocracy and the global order : from the modern state to cosmopolitan governanceClasses, power, and conflict : classical and contemporary debatesSocial theory of modern societies : Anthony Giddens and his criticsPolitical theory today
Alternative Names
David Held brita politikologo kaj sociologo

David Held britischer Politologe

David Held britischer Soziologe und Politologe

David Held Brits politicoloog

David Held politologo e sociologo britannico

Held, D. 1951-

Held, D. 1951-2019

Held, David

Held, David 1951-

Heldas Davidas

Hīld, Dīfīd 1951-

Хелд, Дэвид 1951-

Хэлд Д.

Хэлд, Д 1951-

Хэлд Дэвид

ديفيد هيلد، 1951-

헬드, D. 1951-

헬드, 데비드 1951-

헬드, 데이바드

헬드, 데이비드 1951-


ヘルド, デイヴィッド

ヘルド, デヴィッド

ヘルド, デヴィッド 1951-