Held, David 1951-

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HELD, David 1951-

PERSONAL: Born August 27, 1951, in London, England; son of Peter and Gisela Held. Education: Victoria University of Manchester, B.Sc., 1973; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.Sc., 1975, Ph.D., 1976.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Government, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: University of York, Heslington, England, lecturer in politics, 1979-82; Open University, Milton Keynes, England, lecturer in social sciences, beginning 1982; London School of Economics, Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science; visiting lecturer at universities in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Spain. Cofounder of Polity (social science and humanities publisher).

WRITINGS:

Introduction to Critical Theory: Horkheimer to Habermas, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1980.

(Editor, with Arthur Giddens) Classes, Power, and Conflict, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1982.

(Editor, with John Thompson) Habermas: Critical Debates, M.I.T. Press (Cambridge, MA), 1982.

(Coeditor) States and Societies, New York University Press (New York, NY), 1983.

(Editor, with Stephen Bornstein and Joel Krieger) The State in Capitalist Europe: A Casebook, Center for European Studies, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), 1984.

(Editor, with Gregor McLennan and Stuart Hall) The Idea of a Modern State, Open University Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1984.

(Editor, with Gregor McLennan and Stuart Hall) State and Society in Contemporary Britain: A Critical Introduction, Polity Press (New York, NY), 1984.

(Editor, with Christopher Pollitt) New Forms of Democracy, Sage Publications (Beverly Hills, CA), 1986.

Models of Democracy, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1987, 2nd edition, 1996.

(Editor, with John B. Thompson) Social Theory of Modern Societies: Anthony Giddens and His Critics, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1989.

Political Theory and the Modern State: Essays on State, Power, and Democracy, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1989.

(Editor) Political Theory Today, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1991.

(Editor) Prospects for Democracy: North, South, East, West, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1993.

Democracy and the Global Order: From the Modern State to Cosmopolitan Governance, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1995.

(Editor, with Daniele Archibugi) Cosmopolitan Democracy: An Agenda for a New World Order, Polity Press (Cambridge, MA), 1995.

(Editor, with Daniele Archibugi and Martin Kohler) Re-imagining Political Community: Studies in Cosmopolitan Democracy, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1998.

(With Anthony McGrew, David Goldblatt, and Jonathan Perraton) Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, and Culture, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1998.

(Editor) A Globalizing World?, Routledge (London, England), 2000.

(Editor, with Anthony McGrew) The Global Transformations Reader: An Introduction to the Globalization Debate, Polity Press (Malden, MA), 2000, 2nd edition, 2003.

(Editor, with Anthony McGrew) Governing Globalization: Power, Authority, and Global Governance, Polity Press (Malden, MA), 2002.

(Editor, with Anthony McGrew) Globalization/Anti-Globalization, Polity Press (Malden, MA), 2002.

(Editor, with Mathias Koenig-Archibugi) Taming Globalization: Frontiers of Governance, Polity Press (Malden, MA), 2003.

General editor of "Contemporary Politics" series for Hutchinson.

SIDELIGHTS: David Held was born in Britain and educated there and in France, Germany, and the United States. As a professor and visiting lecturer, he has focused on issues of democracy, globalization, and international justice. His particular interest in globalization includes the social effects of this trend and how it can be governed. Held has written and edited many books on this subject and has also done research into rethinking democratic structure at international and transnational levels. He cofounded Polity, which has become a significant publisher of books on social science and the humanities.

In Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture, Held and coeditors Anthony McGrew, David Goldblatt and Jonathan Perraton take an admirably balanced view of the globalization process, in the opinion of Independent reviewer Diane Coyle. She noted that "those who write about globalisation usually fall into two camps—all for it, or dead set against it. Both have one feature in common: scant regard for empirical evidence." Coyle explained "markets are processes rather than entities, and can have benign or malign results." Taking sides in the globalization issue leads to a view of it as a force of nature instead of something that can be governed. Coyle termed it "a delight" to find a book like Global Transformations, which asks pertinent questions and maintains a stance that is "neither for nor against" globalization.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

periodicals

American Journal of Sociology, May, 2000, Giovanni Arrighi, review of Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture, p. 1769.

Australian Journal of Politics and History, winter, 1997, Norman Wintrop, review of Democracy and the Global Order: From the Modern State to Cosmopolitan Governance, p. 136.

Economist (US), October 8, 1994, review of Reinventing the Left, p. 100.

Ethics, October, 2000, Fernando R. Teson, review of Reimagining Political Community: Studies in Cosmopolitan Democracy, p. 157.

Foreign Affairs, July-August, 1996, Francis Fukuyama, review of Democracy and the Global Order, p. 136; March, 1999, G. John Ikenberry, review of Reimagining Political Community, p. 140.

Independent (London, England), April 28, 1999, Diane Coyle, review of Global Transformations, p. 5.

Journal of Development Studies, April, 2000, Ray Kiely, review of Global Transformations, p. 182.

Journal of Economic Issues, March, 2000, Cecilia Ann Winters, review of Global Transformations, p. 247.

Journal of World History, March, 2003, Jeffrey Sommers, review of Global Transformations, 2nd edition, p. 111.

Labour and Industry, August, 2003, Alistair Greig, review of Globalization/Anti-Globalization, p. 117.

New Statesman (1996), October 16, 2000, Mark Perryman, "All the World's a Page." Perspectives on Political Science, winter, 2000, George F. Botjer, review of Global Transformations, p. 51.

Polity, winter, 2000, William E. Scheuerman, review of Reimagining Political Community, p. 331.

Social Forces, June, 2000, Alexander Hicks, review of Global Transformations, p. 1571.

Sociology, November, 1996, Krishan Kumar, review of Democracy and the Global Order, p. 839.

online

Polity Global Transformations Web site, http://www.polity.co.uk/global/ (September 7, 2004).*