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Dryzek, John S. 1953-

Works: 85 works in 492 publications in 2 languages and 14,172 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Creator
Classifications: JC423, 321.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John S Dryzek
Postcommunist democratization : political discourses across thirteen countries by John S Dryzek( )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Democracy is not just a matter of constitutions, parliaments, elections, parties, and the rule of law. In order to see if or how democracy works, we must attend to what people make of it, and what they think they are doing as they engage with politics, or as politics engages them. This book examines the way democracy and democratization are thought about and lived by people in China, Russia, and eleven other countries in the post-communist world. It shows how democratic politics (and sometimes authoritarian politics) works in these countries, and generates insights into the prospects for different kinds of political development
The politics of the earth : environmental discourses by John S Dryzek( Book )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Politics of the Earth provides an excellent and accessible introduction to environmental affairs. John Dryzek analyses the approaches which have dominated environmental issues over the last four decades and which are likely to be influential in the future." "The Politics of the Earth is essential reading for all students of environmental politics and policy, and for anyone with an interest in environmental issues. This second edition is thoroughly updated and revised to cover the evolution of environmental discourses into the twenty-first century."--Jacket
Deliberative democracy and beyond : liberals, critics, contestations by John S Dryzek( )

46 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deliberative Democracy and Beyond examines the deliberative turn in democratic theory, which argues that the essence of democratic legitimacy is to be found in authentic deliberations on the part of those affected by a collective decision." "Drawing a distinction between liberal constitutionalist deliberative democracy and discursive democracy, the author criticizes the former and advocates the latter. He argues that a defensible theory of democracy should be critical of established power, pluralistic, reflexive in its questioning orientation to established traditions, transnational in its capacity to extend across state boundaries, ecological, and dynamic in its openness to everchanging constraints upon and opportunities for democratization. Dryzek's reinvigorated approach enables deliberative democracy to respond more effectively to the criticisms that have been leveled against it."--Jacket
Debating the earth : the environmental politics reader by John S Dryzek( Book )

36 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text highlights the diversity of political responses to environmental issues, bringing together over 40 readings in environmental politics that cover various definitions of environmental crises
The Oxford handbook of political theory by John S Dryzek( Book )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long recognized as one of the main branches of political science, political theory has in recent years burgeoned in many different directions. Close textual analysis of historical texts sits alongside more analytical work on the nature and normative grounds of political values. Continental and post-modern influences jostle with ones from economics, history, sociology, and the law. Feminist concerns with embodiment make us look at old problems in new ways, and challenges of new technologies open whole new vistas for political theory. This Handbook provides comprehensive and critical coverage of the lively and contested field of political theory, and will help set the agenda for the field for years to come. Forty-five chapters by distinguished political theorists look at the state of the field, where it has been in the recent past, and where it is likely to go in future. They examine political theory's edges as well as its core, the globalizing context of the field, and the challenges presented by social, economic, and technological changes
Discursive democracy : politics, policy, and political science by John S Dryzek( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author criticizes the dominance of instrumental rationality and objectivism in political institutions, public policy and in the practice of political science. He argues that the reliance on instrumental rationality has led to the excessive bureaucratization of government
Green states and social movements : environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway by John S Dryzek( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comparative study of the environmental movement's successes and failures in four very different states: the USA UK, Germany and Norway. The history covers the entire sweep of the modern environmental era that began in 1970
Not only the poor : the middle classes and the welfare state by Robert E Goodin( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford handbook of climate change and society( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Climate change presents perhaps the most profound challenge ever confronted by human society. This volume is a definitive analysis drawing on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond. Key topics covered include the history of the issues, social and political reception of climate science, the denial of that science by individuals and organized interests, the nature of the social disruptions caused by climate change, the economics of those disruptions and possible responses to them, questions of human security and social justice, obligations to future generations, policy instruments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and governance at local, regional, national, international, and global levels"--Provided by publisher
Policy analysis by design by Davis B Bobrow( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy in capitalist times : ideals, limits, and struggles by John S Dryzek( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy is under threat from a variety of forces originating in the transnational capitalist economy. Structural economic pressures force states to act in certain ways, regardless of what their populations want or think. In Democracy in Capitalist Times, John S. Dryzek discusses the challenges transnational capitalism presents for democracy and the most promising places where democracy can find new and growing support. Dryzek links contemporary political theory and comparative politics to explore the contradictions between capitalism and democracy. While ideological forces limit the range of political debate, government and market together promote aggressive individualism, under which people compete as consumers and profit maximizers rather than associate as citizens. Dryzek outlines these forces, considers how democracy might be defended against them, and explores the prospects for deepening democracy in the face of these threats. He argues that while state democracy has significantly diminished, democracy in different places, notably civil society, social movements, workplaces, and transnational politics, is on the rise, and it is in these places that democrats should concentrate their efforts. Dryzek further explains that the health of democratic politics in these alternative locations crucially depends on how states organize patterns of interest representation, among which social democratic corporatism proves to be most conductive to democracy
Rational ecology : environment and political economy by John S Dryzek( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations and frontiers of deliberative governance by John S Dryzek( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deliberative democracy puts communication and talk at the centre of democracy. This text takes a fresh look at the foundations of the field, and develops new applications in areas ranging from citizen participation to the democratization of authoritarian states to the global system
Climate-challenged society by John S Dryzek( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an original, accessible, and thought-provoking introduction to the severe and broad-ranging challenges that climate change presents and how societies can respond. It synthesizes and deploys cutting-edge scholarship on the range of social, economic, political, and philosophical issues surrounding climate change. The treatment is introductory, but the book is written ""with attitude"", for nobody has yet charted in coherent, integrative, and effective fashion a way to movesocieties beyond their current paralysis as they face the challenges of climate change. The coverage begins with
Political science in history : research programs and political traditions( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratizing global climate governance by John S Dryzek( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Climate change presents a large, complex and seemingly intractable set of problems that are unprecedented in their scope and severity. Given that climate change is both generated and experienced internationally, effective global governance is imperative for its resolution; yet, current modes of global governance have so far failed to provide effective responses. Hayley Stevenson and John Dryzek argue that legitimacy, accountability, deliberation and democracy are not just intrinsically important, but also increase the chances of successful collective action. Spanning topics of multilateral diplomacy, networked governance, representation, accountability, protest and participation, this book charts the failures and successes of global climate governance to offer fresh proposals for a deliberative system which would enable meaningful communication, inclusion of all affected interests, accountability and effectiveness in dealing with climate change; one of the most vexing issues of our time"--
Deliberative global politics : discourse and democracy in a divided world by John S Dryzek( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contending discourses underlie many of the worlds most intractable conflicts, producing misery and violence. This is especially true in the post 9/11 world. However, contending discourses can also open the way to greater dialogue in global civil society and across states and international organizations. This possibility holds even for the most murderous sorts of conflicts in deeply divided societies. In this ... book, John Dryzek examines major contemporary conflicts in terms of clashing discourses. Topics covered include the alleged clash of civilizations; societies divided by ethnicity, nationality, or religion; economic globalization versus resistance; plus an in-depth discussion of the "war on terror". Dryzek concludes by highlighting the limitations of current neoconservative and cosmopolitan approaches, arguing that only deliberative global politics offers unprecedented new possibilities for democratic engagement in the international system."--Book cover
Theories of the democratic state by John S Dryzek( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in a world governed by states whose enduring importance and domination of contemporary politics has been strikingly underlined by their renewed activism in the face of a global economic crisis. Yet the very nature of states remains deeply contested, with a range of competing theories offering very different views of how they actually do or should operate. In the past this competition has lead to deep ideological conflict -- and even to war. In this major new work, John S. Dryzek and Patrick Dunleavy provide a broad-ranging assessment of classical and contemporary theories of the state, focusing primarily on the democratic state form that has come to dominate modern politics. The authors' starting point is the classical theories of the state: pluralism, elite theory, Marxism and market liberalism. They then turn to the contemporary forms of pluralism prevalent in political science, systematically exploring how they address central issues, such as networked governance, globalization, and changing patterns of electoral and identity politics. They proceed to analyse a range of key contemporary critiques of modern states and democracy that have emerged from feminism, environmentalism, neo-conservatism and post-modernism. Each approach is carefully introduced and analysed as far as possible in relation to a common set of issues and headings. -- Back cover
Conflict and choice in resource management : the case of Alaska by John S Dryzek( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the problems of natural resource management in Alaska's coastal and offshore regions
The politics of the anthropocene by John S Dryzek( )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Politics of the Anthropocene' is a sophisticated yet accessible treatment of how human institutions, practices, and principles need to be re-thought in response to the challenges of the Anthropocene, the emerging epoch of human-induced instability in the Earth system and its life-support capacities. However, the world remains stuck with practices and modes of thinking that were developed in the Holocene - the epoch of around 12,000 years of unusual stability in the Earth system, toward the end of which modern institutions such as states and capitalist markets arose. These institutions persist despite their potentially catastrophic failure to respond to the challenges of the Anthropocene, foremost among them a rapidly changing climate and accelerating biodiversity loss. The pathological trajectories of these institutions need to be disrupted by advancing ecological reflexivity: the capacity of structures, systems, and sets of ideas to question their own core commitments, and if necessary change themselves, while listening and responding effectively to signals from the Earth system. This book envisages a world in which humans are no longer estranged from the Earth system but engage with it in a more productive relationship. We can still pursue democracy, social justice, and sustainability - but not as before. In future, all politics should be first and foremost a politics of the Anthropocene. The arguments are developed in the context of issues such as climate change, biodiversity, and global efforts to address sustainability
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Postcommunist democratization : political discourses across thirteen countries
The politics of the earth : environmental discoursesDeliberative democracy and beyond : liberals, critics, contestationsDebating the earth : the environmental politics readerThe Oxford handbook of political theoryDiscursive democracy : politics, policy, and political scienceGreen states and social movements : environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and NorwayOxford handbook of climate change and societyDemocracy in capitalist times : ideals, limits, and struggles
Alternative Names
Dryzek, John

Dryzek, John 1953-

Dryzek, John S.

Dryzek, John Stanley 1953-

John Dryzek académicu australianu

드라이제크, 존 1953-

드라이젝, 존 S. 1953-


ドライゼク, J. S

ドライツェク, J. S

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