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Miller, David 1946-

Works: 61 works in 552 publications in 8 languages and 16,743 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Bibliography  History  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, ed
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Most widely held works by David Miller
The Blackwell encyclopaedia of political thought( )

71 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 2,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 350 entries, written by a team of 120 international specialists, are a balanced blend of full-length survey articles and shorter definitions. Key concepts in political thought are defined and analyzed, and ideologies are considered in relation both to historical context and to contemporary politics. All articles are cross-referenced and indexed
On nationality by David Miller( )

55 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book David Miller defends the principle of nationality. He argues that national identities are valid sources of personal identity; that we are justified in recognizing special obligations to our co-nationals; that nations have good grounds for wanting to be politically self-determining; but that recognizing the claims of nationality does not entail suppressing other sources of personal identity, such as ethnicity. Finally, he considers the claim that national identities are dissolving in the late twentieth century
Political philosophy : a very short introduction by David Miller( )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this Very Short Introduction, David Miller demonstrates the practical importance of political philosophy and explores some of these fundamental issues, asking why democracy is the best form of government and which areas of life should be kept free from political interference. David Miller also examines the new challenges posed by feminism, multiculturalism, and globalization, and questions whether ideals of good government that were first developed in the era of city-states can still have relevance today."--Jacket
Market, state, and community : theoretical foundations of market socialism by David Miller( )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Miller makes a comprehensive analysis of an economy in which market mechanisms retain a central role, but in which capitalist patterns of ownership have been superceded. He provides a clear, coherent statement of the theoretical basis of market socialism, and justifies it as a viable political option
Pluralism, justice, and equality by David Miller( Book )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book by a group of leading political theorists assess and develop the central ideas of Michael Walzer's path-breaking Spheres of Justice. Is social justice a radically plural notion, with its principles determined by the different social goods that men and women allocate to one another? Is it possible to prevent the unequal distribution of money and power from distorting the allocation of other goods? If different goods are distributed by different mechanisms, what (if any) kind of social equality is possible? Are there universal principles of justice which apply regardless of context? These and other related questions are pursued in depth by the contributors. The book concludes with an important new essay by Walzer in which he reflects on the positions taken in his original book in the light of the critical appraisals presented here
Social justice by David Miller( Book )

48 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of social justice by David Miller( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social justice has been the animating ideal of democratic governments throughout the twentieth century. Yet the meaning of social justice remains obscure, and existing theories put forward by political philosophers to explain it have failed to capture the way people in general think about issues of social justice. This book develops a new theory. David Miller argues that principles of justice must be understood contextually, each principle finding its natural home in a different form of human association. The three primary components in Miller's scheme are the principles of desert, need, and equality." "This book uses empirical research to demonstrate the central role played by these principles in popular conceptions of justice. This book will appeal to readers with interests in public policy as well as to students of politics, philosophy, and sociology."--Jacket
Philosophy and ideology in Hume's political thought by David Miller( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was written with three aims in mind. The first was to provide a reasonably concise account of Hume's social and political thought that might help students coming to it for the first time. The second aim was to say something about the relationship between philosophy and politics, with explicit attention to Hume, but implicit reference to a general issue. The third is to offer an integrated account of Hume's thought
National responsibility and global justice by David Miller( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a non-cosmopolitan theory of global justice. In contrast to theories that seek to extend principles of social justice, such as equality of opportunity or resources, to the world as a whole, it argues that in a world made up of self-determining national communities, a different conception is needed. The book presents and defends an account of national responsibility which entails that nations may justifiably claim the benefits that their decisions and policies produce, while also being held liable for harms that they inflict on other peoples. Such collective responsibility extends to responsibility for the national past, so the present generation may owe redress to those who have been harmed by the actions of their predecessors. Global justice, therefore, must be understood not in terms of equality, but in terms of a minimum set of basic rights that belong to human beings everywhere. Where these rights are being violated or threatened, remedial responsibility may fall on outsiders. The book considers how this responsibility should be allocated, and how far citizens of democratic societies must limit their pursuit of domestic objectives in order to discharge their global obligations. The book presents a systematic challenge to existing theories of global justice without retreating to a narrow nationalism that denies that we have any responsibilities to the world's poor. It combines discussion of practical questions such as immigration and foreign aid with philosophical exploration of, for instance, the different senses of responsibility, and the grounds of human rights' -- Publisher's description
The Nature of political theory( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers in our midst : the political philosophy of immigration by David Miller( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How should we, citizens of rich countries, respond to the claims of the many millions of people world-wide who want to immigrate and settle in our societies? Their reasons are often compelling - they are fleeing mass poverty or political persecution - but the impact that fully open borders would have on the life of the societies that the immigrants would join is also immense. This books defends democratic states' rights to control their borders, and powerfully criticizes the arguments offered in support of international freedom of movement - common ownership of the earth, global equality of opportunity, and the human right to immigrate. It explains why states have rights over territory that permit them to exclude outsiders, and why democracies are entitled to decide who they will accept as future citizens. But it also sets out the parameters of a just immigration policy."--Provided by publisher
Boundaries and justice : diverse ethical perspectives( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizenship and national identity by David Miller( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A good political community is one whose citizens are actively engaged in deciding their common future together. Bound together by ties of national solidarity, they discover and implement principles of justice that all can share, and in doing so they respect the separate identities of minority groups within the community." "In the essays collected in this book, David Miller shows that such an ideal is not only desirable, but feasible. He explains how active citizenship on the republican model differs from liberal citizenship, and why it serves disadvantaged groups better than currently fashionable forms of identity politics."--Jacket
Thinking politically : essays in political theory by Michael Walzer( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Walzer is widely regarded as one of the world's leading political theorists. In a career spanning more than fifty years, he wrestled with some of the most crucial political ideas and questions of the day, developing original conceptions of democracy, social justice, liberalism, civil society, nationalism, multiculturalism, and terrorism." "Thinking politically brings together some of Walzer's most important work to provide a wide-ranging survey of his thinking and the vision that underlies his responses to contemporary political debates."--Jacket
Managing finance, premises and health & safety by David Miller( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This informative book covers the most important aspects of the issues present in school management
Liberty by David Miller( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All states and political movements in the world today proclaim themselves in favor of liberty. But what precisely does it mean to say that a person or society is free? The essays collected in this book represent the best analyses of the concept of liberty offered by political theorists over the last century. They contain a wide range of views about what liberty consists of and how it may be promoted and chosen to represent the spectrum of political opinion. David Miller's introduction provides a comprehensive overview of the debate, placing recent contributions within traditions of thought about liberty that stretch back to ancient Greece. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students in politics, political theory, and political philosophy
Anarchism by David Miller( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-esteem : a guide for teachers by David Miller( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do some of your pupils suffer from low or fragile self-esteem? Perhaps you want to help, but don't know how? If so, this book is for you. Using insights from theory, research and classroom practice, it provides strategies and techniques that will enhance the confidence of primary school children through authentic learning experiences
Justice for earthlings : essays in political philosophy by David Miller( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the past few decades social changes have impacted how we understand justice, as societies become both more multicultural and more interconnected globally. Much philosophical thought, however, seems to proceed in isolation from these developments. While philosophers from Plato onwards have portrayed justice as an abstract, universal ideal, Miller argues that principles of justice are always rooted in particular social contexts, and connects these ideas to the changing conditions of human life. In this important contribution to political philosophy, it is argued that philosophers need to pay more attention to the way that people actually think about what's fair, and only defend principles that are feasible to apply in the real world. To understand equality of opportunity, for example, we must explore the cultural constraints that people face when presented with life choices. Justice for Earthlings also explains how national boundaries make justice at global level different from social justice"-
The liberty reader by David Miller( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For centuries past, the quest for liberty has driven political movements across the globe, inspiring revolutions in America, France, China and many other countries. Now, we have Iraq and the idea of liberation through preemption. What is this liberty that is so fervently pursued? Does it mean a private space for individuals, the capacity for free and rational choice, or collective self-rule? What is the difference between positive and negative liberty, or the relationship between freedom and coercion? Reflecting on these questions reveals a surprisingly rich landscape of ideas - and further questions. "The Liberty Reader" collects twelve of the most important and insightful essays on issues of freedom currently available. It is essential reading for students of social and political theory, political philosophy, and anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the variety of ideas and ideals behind perennial human strivings for liberty."--Provided by publisher
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Political philosophy : a very short introduction
On nationalityPolitical philosophy : a very short introductionMarket, state, and community : theoretical foundations of market socialismPluralism, justice, and equalitySocial justicePrinciples of social justiceNational responsibility and global justiceBoundaries and justice : diverse ethical perspectives
Alternative Names
Miler, David.

Miller, D. H.

Miller, David.

Miller, David (1946- ).

Miller, David H.

Miller, David Leslie

Miller, David Leslie, 1946-

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