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Beetham, David

Works: 105 works in 509 publications in 8 languages and 8,121 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Miscellanea  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by David Beetham
Political power and democratic control in Britain : the democratic audit of the United Kingdom by Stuart Weir( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second study carried out under the Democratic Audit of the UK. This volume explores the formal institutions and processes of the liberal democratic state, including the executive, elections, parliament and the civil service
Max Weber and the theory of modern politics by David Beetham( Book )

70 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhe zhong lie shu le wei bo dui yu zi you yi hui zhi zai da zhong zheng zhi he ke ceng zu zhi shi dai de qian tu ji qi zai yi ge ji quan zhi she hui zhong de ming yun de guan qie, zong jie le wei bo de zheng zhi ling xiu li lun, gui na le wei bo guan yu she hui zhu yi cong li lun dao shi jian de yi jian deng
Bureaucracy by David Beetham( Book )

42 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legitimation of power by David Beetham( Book )

43 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new edition of this classic text provides a comprehensive introduction to the concept of legitimacy as applied to political systems. Now addressing the issue of legitimacy beyond the state, the book also includes a new introduction and two major additional chapters which update the argument in the light of developments and debates
Marxists in face of fascism : writings by Marxists on fascism from the inter-war period by David Beetham( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and German and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining and measuring democracy by David Beetham( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines how we define and measure democracy. From questions of how we define democracy to the issue of cultural diversity, each chapter aims to offer insights and approaches placed in the context of contemporary debates
Introducing democracy : 80 questions and answers by David Beetham( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication addresses questions about democracy, this edition also taking into account new challenges facing societies, from international terrorism to the HIV and AIDS pandemic
Democracy and human rights by David Beetham( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume is organized around an interlinked set of problems: democracy's definition and justification; its institutional and societal conditions; the relation between democracy and human rights; the assessment of democracy through democratic audit, and the criteria for its consolidation, development and deepening."--BOOK JACKET. "Democracy and Human Rights will be of particular value to students of politics who are interested in democracy both as an idea and as a political and social practice, and to those concerned with issues of human rights and their relation to democracy."--Jacket
Politics and human rights( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What future for economic and social rights? David Beetham
Democracy : a beginner's guide by David Beetham( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed for the activist, the student and the simply curious, this book features such useful resources as an annotated list of websites and organisations and a glossary of key terms. As both a handbook and a manifesto, it offers new directions for a modern democracy based on freedom, equality and active participation at every level of society."--Jacket
Democracy under Blair : a democratic audit of the United Kingdom( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Democracy Under Blair' offers a full picture of democratic life in the UK, looking beyond the state, elections and formal democratic arrangements to social and economic rights, the role of the media, corruption and the UK's international record
Legitimacy and the EU by David Beetham( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beetham and Lord provide concise and analytical coverage of a key topic within the European Union, that is, the legitimacy of European supra-national governance
Transport and turbans: a comparative study in local politics by David Beetham( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International IDEA handbook on democracy assessment by David Beetham( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are decisions taken at the level of government which is most appropriate
The state of democracy : democracy assessments in eight nations around the world( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of this book is to demonstrate the potential for a major global survey of democratic advance that measures the quality of democracy and freedom in every country in the world. The core of the book comprises of summaries of democracy assessments in eight countries sponsored by International IDEA - Bangladesh, El Salvador, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, New Zealand, Peru and South Korea."--Jacket
Immigrant school leavers and the Youth Employment Service in Birmingham by David Beetham( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parliament and democracy in the twenty-first century : a guide to good practice by David Beetham( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Serbian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benchmarking af parlamenternes rolle i demokratiet. Guiden foreskriver opfyldelse af fem karakteristika: repræsentativ, gennemsigtig, tilgængelig, pålidelig og effektiv
Assessing the quality of democracy : a practical guide( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This practical guide presents International IDEA's State of Democracy (SoD) assessment Framework. Developed for public use around the world, the SoD Framework has been applied in some 20 countries worldwide since its first launch in 2000. The framework is different from other methodologies because its comprehensive assessments are led and owned by local actors, and move away from the practice of ranking democratic performance and making external judgements. It combines a commitment to the principles of democracy with dialogue, and looks beyond the formal existence of democratic institutions and focuses, more importantly, on their performance. The practical guide also links assessment to reform and in doing so, highlights achievements and challenges as well as lessons learned from previous assessment teams' experiences. Others seeking to apply the Framework in their countries stand to benefit greatly from the experiences, lessons and insights shared from the State of Democracy Network--a community of practice that has applied the SoD assessment framework in their countries and regions. The practical guide also offers guidance on sources and standards of good practice.--Publisher description
Diritti umani e democrazia cosmopolitica by Daniele Archibugi( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating parliament : a self-assessment toolkit for parliaments by David Beetham( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Political power and democratic control in Britain : the democratic audit of the United Kingdom
Max Weber and the theory of modern politicsBureaucracyThe legitimation of powerDefining and measuring democracyIntroducing democracy : 80 questions and answersDemocracy and human rightsPolitics and human rightsDemocracy : a beginner's guide
Alternative Names
Bitem, Dejvid

Bitʿham, Deyvid

Bithāma, Dewiḍa

ديفيد بيتهام

ビーサム, D.

ビーサム, デーヴィド