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Hall, John A. 1949-

Works: 75 works in 560 publications in 4 languages and 15,917 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
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Most widely held works by John A Hall
The importance of being civil : the struggle for political decency by John A Hall( )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civility is desirable and possible, but can this fragile ideal be guaranteed? The Importance of Being Civil offers a comprehensive look at the nature and advantages of civility, throughout history and in our world today. Sociologist John Hall expands our understanding of civility as related to larger social forces -- including revolution, imperialism, capitalism, nationalism, and war -- and the ways that such elements limit the potential for civility. Combining wide-ranging historical and comparative evidence with social and moral theory, Hall examines how the nature of civility has fluctuated in the last three centuries, how it became lost, and how it was reestablished in the twentieth century following the two world wars. He also considers why civility is currently breaking down and what can be done to mitigate this threat. Paying particular attention to the importance of individualism, of rules allowing people to create their own identities, Hall offers a composite definition of civility. He focuses on the nature of agreeing to differ over many issues, the significance of fashion and consumption, the benefits of inclusive politics on the nature of identity, the greater ability of the United States in integrating immigrants in comparison to Europe, and the conditions likely to assure peace in international affairs. Hall factors in those who are opposed to civility, and the various methods with which states have destroyed civil and cooperative relations in society
National identity and the varieties of capitalism : the Danish experience by John L Campbell( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building the nation : N.F.S. Grundtvig and Danish national identity by John A Hall( )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denmark became a nation amidst the turbulence of the nineteenth century, an era plagued by war, bankruptcy, and territorial loss. 'Building the nation' is an insightful study of this formation, emphasizing the crucial role of N.F.S. Grundtvig, the father of modern Denmark. Persevering through years of humiliation, internal conflict, and occupation, Denmark now boasts one of the world's most stable and democratic political systems, as well as one of its richest economies. From disaster to success, 'Building the nation' emphasizes the role of national icons and social movements in the formation of Denmark. The poet, political philosopher, clergyman, and founding father N.F.S. Grundtvig is compared to Rousseau and Durkheim in France, to Herder and Fichte in Germany, and to other great thinkers in the United States and Ireland. During his lifetime, the kingdom of Denmark transformed from monarchy to democracy and moved from agrarianism to a modern economy - evolutions to which Grundtvig himself contributed. He has become a fundamental and inescapable reference-point for discussions about nation, democracy, freedom, religion, and education in Denmark and abroad.0Situating Grundtvig in both the history of Denmark and the intellectual history of nineteenth-century Europe, 'Building the nation' argues for the centrality of his influence in the making of modern Denmark, as well as the continuing influence of his work
Is America breaking apart? by John A Hall( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans seem to fear that their society is breaking apart, but how accurate is this portrayal and how justified is the fear? Introducing a balanced viewpoint into this intense debate, John Hall and Charles Lindholm demonstrate that such alarm is unfounded. Here they explore the institutional structures of American society, emphasizing its ability to accommodate difference and defuse conflict. The culture, too, comes under scrutiny: influenced by Calvinistic beliefs, Americans place faith in the individual but demand high moral commitment to the community. Broad in scope and ambition, this short book draws a realistic portrait of a society that is among the most powerful and stable in the world, yet is perennially shaken by self-doubt
An anatomy of power : the social theory of Michael Mann( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Mann is one of the most influential sociologists of recent decades. His work has had a major impact in sociology, history, political science, international relations and other social science disciplines. His main work, The Sources of Social Power, of which two of three volumes have been completed, provides an all-encompassing account of the history of power from the beginnings of stratified societies to present day. Recently he has published two major works, Fascists and The Dark Side of Democracy. Yet unlike other contemporary social thinkers, Mann's work has not, until now, been systematically and critically assessed. This volume assembles a group of distinguished scholars to take stock, both of Mann's overall method and of his account of particular periods and historical cases. It also contains Mann's reply where he answers his critics and forcefully restates his position. This is a unique and provocative study for scholars and students alike
The State : critical concepts( )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of the nation : Ernest Gellner and the theory of nationalism by John A Hall( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism is one of the major social and political issues of modern times, and a subject of intense intellectual debate. The most important and influential theory of nationalism is that of Ernest Gellner (1925-1995). This volume assesses every aspect of that theory, bringing together an exceptional set of scholars to explain, criticise and move beyond Gellner's work. In doing so the book establishes the state-of-play within the theory of nationalism, and complements Gellner's account by bringing political variables back into play. The book is unique in offering sustained attention to a single powerful theory, and will be of wide interest to students and scholars of political and social theory, history, sociology and anthropology
Powers and liberties : the causes and consequences of the rise of the West by John A Hall( Book )

32 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberalism : politics, ideology, and the market by John A Hall( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published simultaneously in London by Paladin Grafton Books. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 243-245
Transition to modernity : essays on power, wealth, and belief by John A Hall( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set of essays is concerned with the explanation of large scale social change. Concentration is on the social stagnation characteristic of agrarian circumstances, the conditions for exit from that world and the varied social orders that inhabit, sometimes precariously, the modern world community. The distinguished contributors, from archaeology, anthropology, sociology, economic history and philosophy, have all been stimulated by the work of Ernest Gellner, and the essays are in dialogue with his view of our social condition
Europe and the rise of capitalism by European miracle( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International order and the future of world politics( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguished scholars from different social science disciplines assess the emerging international order, offering a comprehensive account of the prospects for a peaceful and just international order into the next century
States in history( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nation-state in question( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has globalization forever undermined the state as the mighty guarantor of public welfare and security? In the 1990s, the prevailing and even hopeful view was that it had. The euphoria did not last long. Today the "return of the state" is increasingly being discussed as a desirable reality. This book is the first to bring together a group of prominent scholars from comparative politics, international relations, and sociology to systematically reassess--through a historical lens that moves beyond the standard focus on the West--state-society relations and state power at the dawn of the twenty-first century. The contributors examine the sources and forms of state power in light of a range of welfare and security needs in order to tell us what states can do today. They assess the extent to which international social forces affect states, and the capacity of states to adapt in specific issue areas. Their striking conclusion is that states have continued to be pivotal in diverse areas such as nationalism, national security, multiculturalism, taxation, and industrial relations. Offering rich insights on the changing contours of state power, The Nation-State in Question will be of interest to social scientists, students, and policymakers alike
The state by John A Hall( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil society : theory, history, comparison by John R Hall( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Persian and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays which aim to better define what is meant by 'civil society'
The sociology of literature by John A Hall( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coercion and consent : studies on the modern state by John A Hall( Book )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the key institutional structures and processes of modernity. Combining historical insight with sustained political and social analysis, Hall analyses the form and character of capitalism, war, late development, civil society and the the causes and collapse of socialism and addesses the revival of nationalism and the possibilities of democratization
Diagnoses of our time : six views on our social condition by John A Hall( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Gellner : an intellectual biography by John A Hall( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ernest Gellner (1925-95) was a multilingual polymath and a public intellectual who set the agenda in the study of nationalism and the sociology of Islam. Having grown up in Paris, Prague, and England, he was also one of the last great Jewish thinkers from Central Europe to experience directly the impact of the Holocaust. His intellectual trajectory differed from that of similar thinkers, both in producing a highly integrated philosophy of modernity and in combining a respect for nationalism with an appreciation of the power of modern science. Gellner was a fierce opponent, in private as well as in public, of such contemporaries as Michael Oakeshott, Isaiah Berlin, Charles Taylor, Noam Chomsky and Edward Said. As this definitive biography shows, he was passionate in the defence of reason against every form of relativism -- a battle that his intellectual inheritors continue to this day."--Jacket
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Is America breaking apart?
Is America breaking apart?An anatomy of power : the social theory of Michael MannThe State : critical conceptsThe state of the nation : Ernest Gellner and the theory of nationalismTransition to modernity : essays on power, wealth, and beliefInternational order and the future of world politicsThe nation-state in questionThe state
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