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School of Government & International Affairs

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Prof David Held, BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor, and Master of University College in the School of Government and International Affairs

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Biography

David Held is Master of University College, Durham and Professor of Politics and International Relations at Durham University. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is Director of the Institute of Global Policy, Durham University and Visiting Professor at LUISS University in Rome. He is author of more than 60 written or edited books and of an extensive number of academic articles on democracy, democratsation, globalisation, global governance and global policy – over a 25-year period. David has wide ranging teaching experience at a diversity of university levels, including developing and implementing new degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in both leading research-driven universities and at the Open University, UK.

David also has far reaching administrative and management experience in both universities and the private sector. Founder and Director of Polity Press, the Durham Global Policy Institute and the Wiley-Blackwell flagship journal, Global Policy. Among his most recent publications are Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation is Failing When We Need it Most (2013),co-authored with Thomas Hale and Kevin Young, and Cosmopolitanism: Ideals and Realities (2010). His main research interests include the study of globalisation, changing forms of democracy and the prospects of regional and global governance.

Research Groups

School of Government and International Affairs

  • Political Theory

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Research Interests

  • Democracy and Democratisation
  • Global Governance
  • Globalisation and Global Policy
  • Multilateralism and Multilateral Institutions

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2013: Visiting Professor of Philosophy: LUISS University Rome, Italy.
  • 2012: Visiting Professor of Global Policy: Central European University, 2010-2012.
  • 2009: Visiting Professor: Science Po, Paris, 2007-2009.
  • 2000: Visiting Professor of Political Science: London School of Economics and Political Science, 1999-2000.
  • Co-Director: LSE Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2004-2011.
  • International Citation: According to one standard measure regularly in the top 15 social scientists in the world; the highest H-Index (69) in the UK in Political Science and International Relations, with over 32,000 citations.

Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Held, David (2013). 'The Diffusion of Authority'. In International Organization and Global Governance. Weiss, Thomas & Wilkinson, Rorden London: Routledge. 60-72.
  • Held, David & Young, Kevin (2013). ‘From the Global Financial Crisis to the Crisis of the Post-War Covenant’. In Stiglitz, Joseph & Kaldor, Mary Columbia University Press. 355-380.
  • Held, David & Young, Kevin (2011). 'Crises in Parallel Worlds: The Governance of Global Risks in Finance, Security and the Environment'. In The Deepening Crisis: Governance Challenges After Neoliberalism. Calhoun, Craig & Derluguian, Georgi New York: New York University Press. 2: 19-42.
  • Held, David (2011). 'Crisis in Parallel Worlds: the Governance of Global Risks in Finance, Security and the Environment’. In Possible Futures. Calhoun, Craig New York: New York University Press. 19-42.
  • Held, David (2010). 'Principles of Cosmopolitan Order'. In Cosmopolitanism. Brown, Garrett Wallace & Held, David Cambridge: Polity Press. 229-247.
  • Held, David (2010). ‘Global Challenges: Accountability and Effectiveness’. In Hay, Colin London: Palgrave. 211-230.
  • Held, David (2008). ‘Cultural Diversity, Cosmopolitan Principles and the Limits of Sovereignty’. In Cultural Transformations. Held, David & Moore, Henrietta Oxford: OneWorld. 157-164.
  • Held, David & Mepham, David (2007). ‘Multilateralism and Global Governance: Accountability and Effectiveness’. In Progressive Foreign Policy. Held, David & Mepham, David Cambridge: Polity Press. 191-212.
  • Held, David (2007). ‘Reframing Global Governance: Apocalypse Soon or Reform!’. In Globalization Theory: Concepts and Theories. Held, David & McGrew, Anthony Cambridge: Polity Press. 240-260.
  • Held, David (2005). ‘Principles of Cosmopolitan Order’. In The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism. Brock, Gillian & Bridghouse, Harry Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 10-27.

Edited book

  • Held, David & Roger, Charles (2013). Global Governance at Risk. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Coates-Ulrichsen, Kristian & Held, David (2012). The Transformation of the Gulf. London: Routledge.
  • Held, David, Theros, Marika & Harvey, Angus (2011). Democracy, Climate Change and Global Governance. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Held, David & Hale, Thomas (2011). Handbook of Transnational Governance Innovations. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Brown, Garrett Wallace & Held, David (2010). Cosmopolitanism. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Brown, Garrett & Held, David (2010). The Cosmopolitan Reader. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Moore, Henrietta & Held, David (2008). Cultural Politics in a Global Age. Oxford: OneWorld.
  • McGrew, Anthony & Held, David (2007). Globalization Theory: Concepts and Theories. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Held, David & Mepham, David (2007). Progressive Foreign Policy. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Kaya, Ayese & Held, David (2006). Global Inequality: Patterns and Explanations. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Held, David & Koenig-Archibugi, Mathias (2004). American Power in the 21st Century. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Held, David & Koenig-Archibugi, Mathias (2003). Taming Globalization. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Held, David & McGrew, Anthony (2002). Governing Globalization: Power, Authority and Global Governance. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Held, David & McGrew, Anthony (2000). The Global Transformations Reader. Polity Press and Blackwell Publishers.
  • Held, David & Archibugi, Daniele (1995). Cosmopolitan Democracy: An Agenda for a New World Order. Polity Press and Blackwell Publishers.
  • Held, David (1993). Prospects for Democracy: North, South, East, West. Polity Press and Stanford University Press.
  • Held, David, Hall, Stuart & McGrew, Anthony (1992). Modernity and its Futures. Polity Press and Blackwell Publishers.
  • Held, David (1991). Political Theory Today. Polity Press and Stanford University Press.

Journal Article

  • Held, David & Young, Kevin (2013). ‘Global Governance in Crisis? Fragmentation, Risk and World Order’. International Politics 50: 309-332.
  • Held, David, Hale, Tom & Young, Kevin (2013). ‘Gridlock: from Self-Reinforcing Interdependence to Second Order Cooperation Problems’. Global Policy 4(3): 223-235.
  • Held, David & Hale, Tom (2012). ‘Gridlock and Innovation in Global Governance: the Partial Transnational Solution’. Global Policy 3(2): 169-181.
  • Held, David (2012). ‘Transnational Governance: Issues, Dilemmas and Prospects’. Global Change, Peace & Security 24(3): 425-437.
  • Held, David & Archibugi, Daniele (2011). ‘Cosmopolitan Democracy: Paths and Agents’. Ethics and International Affairs 25(4): 433-461.
  • Held, David (2010). ‘Cosmopolitanism after 9/11’. International Politics 47(1): 52-61.
  • Held, David (2009). ‘Restructuring Global Governance: Cosmopolitanism, Democracy and the Global Order’. Millennium 37(3): 535-547.
  • Held, David & Patomaki, Heikki (2006). ‘Problems with Global Democracy: A Dialogue’. Theory, Culture and Society 23(5): 115-133.
  • Held, David (2006). ‘Reframing Global Governance: Apocalypse Soon or Reform!’. New Political Economy 11(2): 157-176.

Selected Grants

  • 2015: Durham University grant for Institute of Global Policy (IGP), 2013-2015, £150.000
  • 2010: Agence Française de Développement, €215.000
  • 2009: EU Grant on Environment, £125.000
  • 2008: The Soros Grant (with Mary Kaldor at the LSE), £700.000
  • 2007: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science, LSE Group led by David Held, £5.6million
  • 2006: Ford Foundation, 2003-2006, $500,000.
  • 2004: Leverhulme: Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, 2002-2004

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