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Barber, Benjamin R. 1939-

Works: 207 works in 505 publications in 4 languages and 18,679 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: HM201, 909.829
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Most widely held works by Benjamin R Barber
Jihad vs. McWorld by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
53 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and German and held by 3,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The paradox at the core of this bold book is that the tendencies of both Jihad and McWorld are at work, both visible sometimes in the same country at the same instant. Jihad pursues a bloody politics of identity, while McWorld seeks a bloodless economics of profit. Belonging by default to McWorld, everyone is compelled to enroll in Jihad. But no one is any longer a citizen. And, asks Barber, without citizens, how can there be democracy?
Con$umed : how markets corrupt children, infantilize adults, and swallow citizens whole by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of the effects of capitalism on American culture and society reveals how consumer capitalism overproduces goods, targets children as consumers, and replaces public goods with private commodities
Strong democracy : participatory politics for a new age by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since its appearance twenty years ago, Benjamin R. Barber's Strong Democracy has been one of the primary standards against which political science thinking and writing is measured. Defined as the participation of all of the people in at least some aspects of self government at least some of the time, Strong Democracy offers liberal society a new way of thinking about and practicing democracy. Barber argues that an excess of liberalism has undermined our democratic institutions and brought about the set of crises we still find ourselves struggling against: cynicism about voting, alienation, privatization, and the growing paralysis of public institutions. In a new preface Barber looks at the past twenty years an restates his argument, which seems, sadly, more pressing than ever."--BOOK JACKET
The interdependence handbook looking back, living the present, choosing the future ( )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Interdependence Handbook is a collection of essays, speeches, historical documents and discussion questions on interdependence, the principle for civic life in the 21st century. From a number of perspecitves, it explores the civic implications of the ubiquity of interdependence, and the urgent need for citizens to expand their sense of responsibility beyond community and nation to all the world's people if we are to choose a future that holds the promise of "liberty and justice for all."
An aristocracy of everyone : the politics of education and the future of America by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A ringing challenge to the complacency, cynicism, and muddled thinking of our time, An Aristocracy of Everyone will stand as a watershed volume In American Intellectual history. It will change the way you feel about being an American citizen."--Jacket
The struggle for democracy by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the growth of democracy, its heroes and heroines, its enemies, and its failures and successes from classical Greece to Northern Ireland
Fear's empire : war, terrorism, and democracy by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a detailed critique of the Bush administration's foreign policy, including arguments about the imposition of democracy on foreign nations and hypocritical actions by America
The conquest of politics : liberal philosophy in democratic times by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A passion for democracy : American essays by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Benjamin Barber is one of America's preeminent political theorists. He has been a significant voice in the continuing debate about the nature and role of democracy in the contemporary world. A Passion for Democracy collects twenty of his most important writings on American democracy. In these pieces, Barber argues for participatory democracy without dependence on abstract metaphysical foundations, and he stresses the relationship between democracy and civil society, civic education, and culture."--Jacket
Totalitarianism in perspective: three views by Carl J Friedrich ( Book )
12 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The truth of power : intellectual affairs in the Clinton White House by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Barber provides a meditation on truth and power - and the truth of power, which is the responsibility of the elected not to an idea but to the electorate. He identifies the fault lines that future progressive candidates must straddle if they are to win - and the gift they must have, if they are to be great, of calling forth the best in their fellow citizens. In the end, Barber gives us a unique portrait of our compelling and maddening ex-president, and the hopes and disillusionments he represents."--BOOK JACKET
A place for us : how to make society civil and democracy strong by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In our crowded, noisy world - too many people, too much crime, too many wars, not enough time - it seems almost impossible to locate and preserve the common ground where a civil society might flourish. Where can we be ourselves and live our lives, arbitrate our differences, be something more than mere consumers, take charge of things? Everywhere we look there is conflict, alienation, bureaucracy, unbridled marketeering capitalism, loss of individual control. Whatever happened to the civic virtue and community life that nourished true democracy?" "In this book, Benjamin Barber tackles these questions head-on and, in answering them, retrieves the ideals of "civil society" from the nostalgists who want to re-create old-fashioned (and discriminatory) small communities and from the free-marketeers who associate it with unfettered commercial activity. Barber proposes practical strategies for making civil society real, for civilizing public discourse and promoting civic debate, and for envisioning an America where we honor values beyond those of work and leisure, commerce and bureaucracy."--BOOK JACKET
Liberating feminism by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The death of communal liberty; a history of freedom in a Swiss mountain canton by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superman and common men; freedom, anarchy, and the revolution by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Artist and political vision ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hijacking catastrophe 9/11, fear & the selling of American empire ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film discusses how the events of 9/11/2001 have influenced United States politics, from advancing a pre-existing military agenda to rolling back civil liberties and social programs. This documentary features interviews with leading commentators on the events of 9/11 and the war in Iraq
If mayors ruled the world : dysfunctional nations, rising cities by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time--climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people--the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big for governments to deal with. Benjamin Barber contends that cities, and the mayors who run them, can do and are doing a better job than nations. He cites the unique qualities cities worldwide share: pragmatism, civic trust, participation, indifference to borders and sovereignty, and a democratic penchant for networking, creativity, innovation, and cooperation. He demonstrates how city mayors, singly and jointly, are responding to transnational problems more effectively than nation-states mired in ideological infighting and sovereign rivalries. The book features profiles of a dozen mayors around the world, making a persuasive case that the city is democracy's best hope in a globalizing world, and that great mayors are already proving that this is so"--
Marriage voices : a novel by Benjamin R Barber ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Education for democracy : citizenship, community, service : a sourcebook for students and teachers ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Barber, Benjamin
Barber, Benjamin, 1939-
Barber, Benjamin R.
Barber, Benjamin Reynolds 1939-
Benjamin R. Barber
בארבר, בנג׳מין ר., 1939-
بنجامين ر. باربر، 1939-
バーバー, ベンジャミン
バーバー, ベンジャミン・R
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