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Runciman, David

Overview
Works: 25 works in 169 publications in 5 languages and 10,000 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Narrator
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Most widely held works by David Runciman
Political hypocrisy : the mask of power, from Hobbes to Orwell and beyond by David Runciman( )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical assessement of the problems of sincerity and truth in politics argues that we should accept hypocrisy as a fact of politics without resigning ourselves to it or embracing it, drawing on the lessons of such thinkers as Hobbes, Mandeville, Jefferson, Bentham, Sigwick, and Orwell
The politics of good intentions : history, fear, and hypocrisy in the new world order by David Runciman( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many books about international politics since September Eleventh contend that either everything changed or nothing changed on that fateful day. This book identifies what is new about contemporary politics but also how what is new has been exploited in ways that are all too familiar. It compares recent political events with other crises in the history of modern politics - political and intellectual, ranging from seventeenth-century England to Weimar Germany - to argue that the risks of the present crisis have been exaggerated, manipulated and misunderstood."--Jacket
Pluralism and the personality of the state by David Runciman( )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the broad context of philosophical arguments about group and state personality, Pluralism and the Personality of the State tells, for the first time, the history of political pluralism. The pluralists believed that the state was simply one group among many, and could not therefore be sovereign. They also believed that groups, like individuals, might have personalities of their own. The book examines the philosophical background to political pluralist ideas with particular reference to the work of Thomas Hobbes and the German Otto von Gierke. It also traces the development of pluralist thought before, during and after the First World War. Part Three returns to Hobbes in order to see what conclusions can be drawn about the nature of his Leviathan and the nature of the state as it exists today
State, trust, and corporation by Frederic William Maitland( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maitland's late, great essays on the historical origins of the state are collected in this volume. They contain a series of profound insights into the way the character of the state has been shaped by the non-political associations that exist alongside it - matters of continuing relevance today
The confidence trap : a history of democracy in crisis from World War I to the present by David Runciman( Book )

31 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from the First World War to the economic crash of 2008. A global history with a special focus on the United States, The Confidence Trap examines how democracy survived threats ranging from the Great Depression to the Cuban missile crisis, and from Watergate to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. It also looks at the confusion and uncertainty created by unexpected victories, from the defeat of German autocracy in 1918 to the defeat of communism in 1989. Throughout, the book pays close attention to the politicians and thinkers who grappled with these crises: from Woodrow Wilson, Nehru, and Adenauer to Fukuyama and Obama. The Confidence Trap shows that democracies are good at recovering from emergencies but bad at avoiding them. The lesson democracies tend to learn from their mistakes is that they can survive them--and that no crisis is as bad as it seems. Breeding complacency rather than wisdom, crises lead to the dangerous belief that democracies can muddle through anything--a confidence trap that may lead to a crisis that is just too big to escape, if it hasn't already. The most serious challenges confronting democracy today are debt, the war on terror, the rise of China, and climate change. If democracy is to survive them, it must figure out a way to break the confidence trap"--
How democracy ends by David Runciman( Book )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and Danish and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In How Democracy Ends, David Runciman argues that we are trapped in outdated twentieth-century ideas of democratic failure. By fixating on coups and violence, we are focusing on the wrong threats. Our societies are too affluent, too elderly, and too networked to fall apart as they did in the past. We need new ways of thinking the unthinkable--a twenty-first-century vision of the end of democracy, and whether its collapse might allow us to move forward to something better"--Amazon
Representation by Mónica Brito Vieira( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is representation? What does it mean when a politician represents citizens in government? These are just some of the questions which will be answered by David Runciman and Mónica Brito Vieira as they explain why representation should be understood as one of the key concepts in modern politics
Politics by David Runciman( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first title of an exciting new series one of the world's leading political scientists asks the big questions about politics: what is it, why we do we need it and where, in these turbulent times, is it heading? From the gap between rich and poor to the impact of social media, via Machiavelli, Hobbes and Weber, Runciman's comprehensive short introduction is invaluable to those studying politics or those who want to know how life in Denmark became more comfortable than in Syria. Fusing animation and images from the award winning animators behind RSA Animates, beautifully adapted to both print and digital formats, the Ideas in Profile series boldly reinvents what introductions can and should be in the twenty-first century. Concise, clear, relevant, entertaining, original and global in scope, Politics makes essential reading - and viewing for students and general readers
Maitland : State Trust and Corporation. Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought by Frederic William Maitland( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.W. Maitland (1850-1906) is perhaps the most celebrated English historian since Gibbon. This book is a collection of his later essays about the historical origins of the state, and is designed to bring them to the attention of political theorists and political scientists, as well as historians
Political hypocrisy : the mask of power, from Hobbes to Orwell and beyond by David Runciman( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.W. Maitland : state, trust, and corporation( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas in Context, Volume 47 by David Runciman( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maitland : state, trust and corporation by Frederic William Maitland( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in State, Trust and Corporation contain the reflections of England's greatest legal historian on the legal, historical and philosophical origins of the idea of the state. All written in the first years of the twentieth century, Maitland's essays are classics both of historical writing and of political theory. They contain a series of profound insights into the way the character of the state has been shaped by the non-political associations that exist alongside it, and their themes are of continuing relevance today. This is the first new edition of these essays for sixty years, and the first of any kind to contain full translations, glossary and expository introduction. It has been designed to make Maitland's writings fully accessible to the non-specialist, and to make available to anyone interested in the idea of the state some of the most important modern writings in English on that subject
Hints to the non-intrusion ministers by Scotland. - Church of Scotland. - Ministers( Book )

1 edition published in 1842 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How democracy ends by David Runciman( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How will democracy end? And what will replace it? A preeminent political scientist examines the past, present, and future of an endangered political philosophySince the end of World War II, democracy's sweep across the globe seemed inexorable. Yet today, it seems radically imperiled, even in some of the world's most stable democracies. How bad could things get?In How Democracy Ends, David Runciman argues that we are trapped in outdated twentieth-century ideas of democratic failure. By fixating on coups and violence, we are focusing on the wrong threats. Our societies are too affluent, too elderly, and too networked to fall apart as they did in the past. We need new ways of thinking the unthinkable--a twenty-first-century vision of the end of democracy, and whether its collapse might allow us to move forward to something better.A provocative book by a major political philosopher, How Democracy Ends asks the most trenchant questions that underlie the disturbing patterns of our contemporary political life
Reprezentacja by Mónica Brito Vieira( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State, Trust, and Corporation (Cambridge texts in the history of political thought) by Magnus Ryan( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Confidence trap - a history of democracy in crisis from world war i to the by David Runciman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Powitanie z Afryką : Mundial w RPA by David Runciman( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Is the state a corporation? by David Runciman( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Political hypocrisy : the mask of power, from Hobbes to Orwell and beyond
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The politics of good intentions : history, fear, and hypocrisy in the new world orderPluralism and the personality of the stateState, trust, and corporationRepresentationF.W. Maitland : state, trust, and corporationMaitland : state, trust and corporation
Alternative Names
David Runciman britischer Politologe

David Runciman British political scientist and author

David Runciman Brits auteur

Runciman, David Walter 1967-

大卫·朗西曼

Languages
English (152)

Spanish (5)

Italian (3)

Polish (2)

Danish (2)