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Wolin, Sheldon S.

Overview
Works: 66 works in 232 publications in 5 languages and 7,708 library holdings
Genres: History  Television talk shows  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: JC229.T8, 320.092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sheldon S Wolin
Tocqueville between two worlds the making of a political and theoretical life by Sheldon S Wolin( )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Alexis de Tocqueville may be the most influential political thinker in American history. He also led an unusually active and ambitious career in French politics. In this book, one of America's most important contemporary theorists draws on decades of research and thought to present the first work that fully connects to Tocqueville's political and theoretical lives. In doing so, Sheldon Wolin presents sweeping new interpretations of Tocqueville's major works and of his place in intellectual history. As he traces the origins and impact of Tocqueville's ideas, Wolin also offers a profound commentary on the general trajectory of Western political life over the past two hundred years."--Jacket
Politics and vision; continuity and innovation in Western political thought by Sheldon S Wolin( Book )
57 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Seldon Wolin's Politics and Vision inspired and instructed two generations of political theorists after its appearance in 1960. This new edition retains intact the original ten chapters about political thinkers from Plato to Mill, and adds seven chapters about theorists from Marx and Nietzche to Rawls and the postmodernists. The new chapters, which show how thinkers have grappled with the immense possibilities and dangers of modern power, are themselves a major theoretical statement. They culminate in Wolin's remarkable argument that the United States has invented a new political form, "inverted totalitarianism," in which economic rather than political power is dangerously dominant."--book jacket
The Berkeley student revolt : facts and interpretations by Seymour Martin Lipset( Book )
16 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy incorporated : managed democracy and the specter of inverted totalitarianism by Sheldon S Wolin( Book )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contends that the United States is changing from a democracy to an inverted totalitarianism in which the citizens are uninterested in politics and corporations and elites decide the future of the country
The presence of the past : essays on the state and the Constitution by Sheldon S Wolin( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Berkeley rebellion and beyond; essays on politics and education in the technological society by Sheldon S Wolin( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hobbes and the epic tradition of political theory by Sheldon S Wolin( Book )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sheldon Wolin by Sheldon S Wolin( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political philosopher Sheldon Wolin discusses bureaucracy and power, politics and economics, and educational reform
The theory of democratic elitism; a critique by Peter Bachrach( Book )
3 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in German and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracia S.A. : la democracia dirigida y el fantasma del totalitarismo invertido by Sheldon S Wolin( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"¿Es posible pensar que el país democrático por antonomasia, los Estados Unidos de América, no sea en realidad en absoluto democrático? ¿Que los Estados Unidos se hayan metamorfoseado en una nueva y extraña especie de híbrido político en el que el poder económico y el poder del Estado se han asociado y quedado fuera de control? ¿Es posible que ese país, "el más poderoso de la Tierra", "Superpoder", haya descendido hacia una forma invertida del totalitarismo? Sheldon Wolin, probablemente el más destacado teórico norteamericano de la democracia, analiza en esta obra los rasgos dominantes de un régimen que, si bien no puede ser comparado moral ni políticamente con los estados totalitarios del siglo XX (la Alemania nazi, la Italia fascista, la Unión Soviética), deriva peligrosamente hacia una situación en la que el descontrolado poder económico puede convertirse en un "poder total", con sus propias patologías. Un régimen cuyos ciudadanos son políticamente apáticos y sumisos, y en el cual las élites desean que sigan siéndolo. En el mejor de los casos, afirma Wolin, los Estados Unidos se han convertido en una "democracia dirigida" en la que el pueblo es manipulado y no soberano y, en el peor de los casos, en un país donde el poder corporativo no responde a los controles del Estado. De acuerdo con la tesis según la cual "es posible que una forma de totalitarismo diferente de la clásica surja a partir de una supuesta democracia fuerte en lugar de una fracasada", Sheldon Wolin ofrece en este libro, tan oportuno como inquietante, uno de los diagnósticos más oscuros sobre los males de la política que se han realizado en las últimas décadas: un diagnóstico que parece confirmarse a la luz de los acontecimientos actuales y de la crisis de un sistema financiero que escapó a todo control."--Contratapa
Sheldon Wolin democracy and the nature of power ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an interview with Bill Moyers, political philosopher Sheldon Wolin discusses power and democracy in the United States and how American political and social institutions are diminishing the democratic character of the nation
Theories of democracy : a reader by Ronald J Terchek( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theories of Democracy builds on Robert Dahl's observation that there is no single theory of democracy; only theories. In this anthology, Ronald J. Terchek and Thomas C. Conte have brilliantly assembled the works of classical, modern, and contemporary commentators to illustrate the deep and diverse roots of the democratic ideal, as well as to provide materials for thinking about the way some contemporary theories build on different traditions of democratic theorizing
Constitutional order, revolutionary violence and modern power : an essay on juxtapositions by Sheldon S Wolin( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Public philosophy and civil religion by Sheldon S Wolin( Recording )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
USA : Después de Vietnam ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crisis of democracy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers assesses the state of democracy in America. Big government; control of political parties by the power elite; government deceit; ideology-based political groups; and mounting disillusionment in the democratic political process are discussed as detriments to democracy
A World of ideas Sheldon Wolin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wolin, author of Politics and Vision, talks with Moyers about bureaucracy and power, politics and economics, and educational reform. He feels that in the last 25 years a close intertwining of economic and political power has developed
Zheng zhi yu gou xiang : xi fang zheng zhi si xiang de yan xu he chuang xin (kuo chong ban) = Politics and vision : continuity and innvoation in western political thought by Sheldon S Wolin( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seiji to vijon ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seijigaku hihan by Sheldon S Wolin( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Wolin, Sheldon Sanford 1922-
ウォーリン, S. S
ウォーリン, シェルドン・S
Languages
English (160)
Spanish (16)
Japanese (7)
German (3)
Chinese (1)
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