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Runciman, David

Overview
Works: 25 works in 103 publications in 3 languages and 7,567 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JC421, 321.8
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Most widely held works by David Runciman
The confidence trap : a history of democracy in crisis from World War I to the present by David Runciman( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from the First World War to the economic crash of 2008. A global history with a special focus on the United States, The Confidence Trap examines how democracy survived threats ranging from the Great Depression to the Cuban missile crisis, and from Watergate to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. It also looks at the confusion and uncertainty created by unexpected victories, from the defeat of German autocracy in 1918 to the defeat of communism in 1989. Throughout, the book pays close attention to the politicians and thinkers who grappled with these crises: from Woodrow Wilson, Nehru, and Adenauer to Fukuyama and Obama. The Confidence Trap shows that democracies are good at recovering from emergencies but bad at avoiding them. The lesson democracies tend to learn from their mistakes is that they can survive them--and that no crisis is as bad as it seems. Breeding complacency rather than wisdom, crises lead to the dangerous belief that democracies can muddle through anything--a confidence trap that may lead to a crisis that is just too big to escape, if it hasn't already. The most serious challenges confronting democracy today are debt, the war on terror, the rise of China, and climate change. If democracy is to survive them, it must figure out a way to break the confidence trap"--
Political hypocrisy : the mask of power, from Hobbes to Orwell and beyond by David Runciman( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What kind of hypocrite should voters choose as their next leader? The question seems utterly cynical. But, as David Runciman suggests, it is actually much more cynical to pretend that politics can ever be completely sincere. The most dangerous form of political hypocrisy is to claim to have a politics without hypocrisy. "Political Hypocrisy" is a timely, and timeless, book on the problems of sincerity and truth in politics, and how we can deal with them without slipping into hypocrisy ourselves. Runciman tackles the problems through lessons drawn from some of the great truth-tellers in modern political thought - Hobbes, Mandeville, Jefferson, Bentham, Sidgwick, and Orwell - and applies his ideas to different kinds of hypocritical politicians from Oliver Cromwell to Hillary Clinton.Runciman argues that we should accept hypocrisy as a fact of politics, but without resigning ourselves to it, let alone cynically embracing it. We should stop trying to eliminate every form of hypocrisy, and we should stop vainly searching for ideally authentic politicians. Instead, we should try to distinguish between harmless and harmful hypocrisies and should worry only about its most damaging varieties. Written in a lively style, this book will change how we look at political hypocrisy and how we answer some basic questions about politics: What are the limits of truthfulness in politics? And when, where, and how should we expect our politicians to be honest with us, and about what?
The politics of good intentions : history, fear, and hypocrisy in the new world order by David Runciman( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many books about international politics since September Eleventh contend that either everything changed or nothing changed on that fateful day. This book identifies what is new about contemporary politics but also how what is new has been exploited in ways that are all too familiar. It compares recent political events with other crises in the history of modern politics - political and intellectual, ranging from seventeenth-century England to Weimar Germany - to argue that the risks of the present crisis have been exaggerated, manipulated and misunderstood."--Jacket
Pluralism and the personality of the state by David Runciman( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pluralism and the Personality of the State tells the history of English political thought from 1900?1933
State, trust, and corporation by Frederic William Maitland( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maitland's late, great essays on the historical origins of the state are collected in this volume. They contain a series of profound insights into the way the character of the state has been shaped by the non-political associations that exist alongside it - matters of continuing relevance today
Representation by Mónica Brito Vieira( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is representation? What does it mean when a politician represents citizens in government? These are just some of the questions which will be answered by David Runciman and Mónica Brito Vieira as they explain why representation should be understood as one of the key concepts in modern politics
Politics by David Runciman( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

*This enhanced ebook includes audio and video animations by Cognitive Media, the team behind RSA Animates* In the first title of an exciting new series one of the world's leading political scientists asks the big questions about politics: what is it, why we do we need it and where, in these turbulent times, is it heading? From the gap between rich and poor to the impact of social media, via Machiavelli, Hobbes and Weber, Runciman's comprehensive short introduction is invaluable to those studying politics or those who want to know how life in Denmark became more comfortable than in Syr
History of St. Andrew's Church for the last hundred years : a lecture delivered in the corportation galleries, 1st March, 1860 by David Runciman( Book )

2 editions published between 1860 and 1862 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints to the non-intrusion ministers by Scotland. - Church of Scotland. - Ministers( Book )

1 edition published in 1842 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter: 1864 Feb. 1, 13 Annfield Place, Glasgow, to David Laing by David Runciman( Book )

2 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Request for information on the Orange Free State, as Runciman's son has just obtained an appointment there
Reprezentacja by Mónica Brito Vieira( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter: 1862 Apr. 8, Glasgow, to David Laing by David Runciman( Book )

2 editions published in 1862 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answering Laing's enquiry concerning his relative Alexander Runciman
Marriage and married life ; a week day homily by David Runciman( Book )

1 edition published in 1862 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An album of cartes de visite ; or, sketches of character from real life by David Runciman( Book )

1 edition published in 1866 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the reverend the Presbytery of Edinburgh, the respectful memorial of the ministers of the chapels of ease within the parish of St. Cuthbert by Patrick Clason( Book )

1 edition published in 1833 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A guide to young communicants, being questions on the Lord's Supper, and God's truth connected therewith by David Runciman( Book )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

History of St. Andrew's Church in the last hundred years : a lecture, delivered in the Corporation Galleries, 1st March, 1860 by David Runciman( Book )

1 edition published in 1862 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Maitland: State Trust and Corporation. Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in State, Trust and Corporation contain the reflections of England's greatest legal historian on the legal, historical and philosophical origins of the idea of the state. All written in the first years of the twentieth century, Maitland's essays are classics both of historical writing and of political theory. They contain a series of profound insights into the way the character of the state has been shaped by the non-political associations that exist alongside it, and their themes are of continuing relevance today. This is the first new edition of these essays for sixty years, and the first of any kind to contain full translations, glossary and expository introduction. It has been designed to make Maitland's writings fully accessible to the non-specialist, and to make available to anyone interested in the idea of the state some of the most important modern writings in English on that subject
Representation by David Runciman( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is representation? What does it mean when a politician represents citizens in government? How can citizens be represented beyond the boundaries of the nation-state? These are just some of the questions which will be answered by David Runciman and Mónica Brito Vieira as they explain why representation should be understood as one of the key concepts in modern politics. The first part of the book examines the historical roots of the concept of representation, from its origins in ancient Rome through to its role in the revolutionary politics of the modern world. The second looks at differen
Maitland by Frederic William Maitland( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.W. Maitland (1850-1906) is perhaps the most celebrated English historian since Gibbon. This book is a collection of his later essays about the historical origins of the state, and is designed to bring them to the attention of political theorists and political scientists, as well as historians
 
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David Runciman britischer Politologe

David Runciman British political scientist and author

Runciman, David Walter 1967-

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The politics of good intentions : history, fear, and hypocrisy in the new world orderPluralism and the personality of the stateState, trust, and corporationRepresentation