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Owen, David 1938-

Overview
Works: 96 works in 248 publications in 7 languages and 5,766 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  History  Case studies  Sources  Juvenile works  Software  Political platforms 
Roles: Editor, Redactor, Interviewee
Classifications: DR1313.7.D58, 949.7024
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Human rights by David Owen ( Book )
12 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In sickness and in power : illness in heads of government during the last 100 years by David Owen ( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The course of modern world history has been critically shaped by the physical and mental illnesses of heads of state, sometimes in the public eye but usually in secrecy. Democratic politicians as diverse as Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Churchill, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Pompidou, Mitterrand, Blair, George W. Bush, Chirac, and Sharon all lied about their health. Between 1906 and 2008 seven Presidents are judged to have been mentally ill while in office: Theodore Roosevelt (bipolar disorder), Taft (breathing-related sleep disorder), Wilson (major depressive disorder), Coolidge (major depressive disorder), Hoover (major depressive disorder), Johnson (bipolar disorder), and Nixon (alcohol abuse). Many despots-such as Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, and Robert Mugabe-have been branded by the press and public opinion as suffering mental illnesses. Lord Owen argues neither Hitler nor Stalin were "mad" in any sense the medical profession recognizes (whereas Mussolini and Mao had depression, possibly bipolar disorder). Something happens to some leaders' mental stability while in power that is captured by Bertrand Russell's phrase, "the intoxication of power." Hubristic behavior with excessive self-confidence is almost an occupational hazard for heads of government, as it is for leaders in other fields, such as business and the military, for it feeds on isolation and excessive deference. Owen argues that a medically definable condition called Hubris Syndrome affects some heads of government the longer they stay in office or after a specific triggering event such as 9/11. Recent leaders such as George W. Bush, Tony Blair, and Margaret Thatcher have developed HubrisSyndrome. Symptoms include patterns of reckless behavior, bad judgment, and operational incompetence, often compounded by delusions of personal infallibility and divine exemption from political accountability. Lord Owen makes the cases that democratic societies need to implement new procedures for dealing with illness in their own heads of government, and that they need to empower the United Nations to use new procedures and means for removing despots whose behavior becomes so hubristic as to pose a grave threat to their own people or the world
The politics of defence by David Owen ( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Face the future by David Owen ( Book )
8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy must work : a trilateral agenda for the decade : a task force report to the Trilateral Commission by David Owen ( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In sickness and in health : the politics of medicine by David Owen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A future that will work : competitiveness and compassion by David Owen ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The little book of forensics : 50 of the world's most infamous criminal cases solved by science by David Owen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals how fifty famous international criminal cases were solved by leading-edge scientific methods, in a layperson's anthology that documents the applications of a wide variety of technologies, from DNA analysis and toxicology to document identification and electronic forensics
A unified health service by David Owen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bosnia-Herzegovina : the Vance/Owen Peace Plan by David Owen ( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1992 David Owen was appointed the EU Co-Chairman of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia, working alongside the UN's Co-Chairman, Cyrus Vance. The papers collected here provide fascinating primary source material and an insider's account of the intense international political activity at that time, which culminated in the Vance-Owen Peace Plan (VOPP). At a time when the international community is looking again at whether and how the Dayton Accords and the 1995 division into two entities should be adjusted in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Owen highlights elements of the VOPP which are
The hubris syndrome : Bush, Blair and the intoxication of power by David Owen ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nuclear papers by David Owen ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The time has come : partnership for progress by David Owen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven ages : poetry for a lifetime ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A United Kingdom by David Owen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les droits de l'homme by David Owen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bosnia peace without honour ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the roots of the Bosnian conflict through the 1992-1995 efforts of America's Cyrus Vance and British diplomat Lord David Owen to negotiate a lasting peace. Both diplomats expose the role of world powers in brokering, mediating, and at times exacerbating the regional conflict. Owen attributes failures to establish an equitable regional government to the election of Bill Clinton and the resulting American foreign policy shifts--particularly the placement of UN troops in strategic Serbian sites
A Review of the Children Act ten years on : its effect on foster care policy and practice ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Top secret : a complete history of espionage and the technology behind it by David Owen ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zieke wereldleiders : hoe overmoed, depressies en andere aandoeningen politieke beslissingen sturen by David Owen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Oven, Dejvid
Owen, Baron Owen David Anthony Llewellyn 1938-
Owen, David
Owen, David 1938-
Οουεν, Ντέιβιντ
أوين، ديفيد، 1938-
Languages
English (142)
French (6)
Croatian (4)
German (1)
Italian (1)
Serbian (1)
Dutch (1)
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