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by HELD

Author: HELD
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Polity Press (November 30, 1995)
Pages: 375 pages
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.6
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Democracy and the Global. has been added to your Cart. I was disappointed with this book because the author is slow in getting to the main topic. The total length of the book is 287 pages and the discussion on global democracy doesn't begin until page 219. After an introductory part I the author gets to part II, which actually constitutes half of the entire book. It's a presentation of the history of the modern state and modern political systems. Not bad as a broad outline, but it's also obvious that the author is no historian. He merely skims the surface of state history with a detached theoretical perspective.

Democracy is the most potent political idea in the world today, yet the future of democracy is increasingly . Part II traces the rise and displacement of the modern nation-state in the context of the interstate system and the world economy.

Democracy is the most potent political idea in the world today, yet the future of democracy is increasingly uncertain. Key assumptions of democratic thinking and practice are being undermined by diverse sites of social economic power on the one hand, and by dense networks of regional and global interconnectedness on the other. Part III explores the theoretical bases of democracy and of the democratic state, and the profound changes these concepts must undergo if they are to retain their relevance in the century ahead.

This ambitious book argues that modern liberal democracy is no longer a sufficient political system. The author notes that the rise of contemporary representative democracy was deeply intertwined with the development of the nation-state. MORE BY Francis Fukuyama.

David Held is Professor of Politics and Sociology at Open University

David Held is Professor of Politics and Sociology at Open University. I regard this book as indispensable reading for scholars and citizens alike-a comprehensive rethinking and remapping of the terrain of democracy.

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This book is an essential read for anyone concerned about relationships between individuals and authority in the evolving European Union. It is full of insight and persuasively original, and brilliantly relates developments in the European polity to those at the global level. Professor Paul Taylor, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. View full-text.

Since his first book was published in 1980 (Introduction to Critical Theory), David Held pursued a multilevel inquiry into the nature and . Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

Since his first book was published in 1980 (Introduction to Critical Theory), David Held pursued a multilevel inquiry into the nature and changing form of national and international politics. This approach involved three kinds of work. First, it involved extensive empirical enquiry into the dynamic character, structural elements and governance failures of contemporary society.