Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science
Co-director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance
London School of Economics and Political Science
David Held was born in 1951 in Britain where he spent most of his childhood. He was educated in Britain, France, Germany and the United States. He has held numerous Visiting Appointments in the United States, Australia, Canada and Spain, among other places. In the last five years he has lectured regularly on questions of democracy, international justice and globalization to audiences in many countries.
Two decades ago David Held co-founded Polity, which is now a major presence in social science and humanities publishing.
David Held's main research interests include rethinking democracy at transnational and international levels and the study of globalization and global governance. He has strong interests both in political theory and in the more empirical dimensions of political analysis.
Held, David and Anthony McGrew (2007) Globalization/Anti-Globalization. 2nd edition, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Held, David and David Mepham (eds) (2007) Progressive Foreign Policy: new directions for the UK. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Held, David and Anthony McGrew (eds) (2007). Globalization Theory: approaches and controversies. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Held, David and Ayse Kaya (eds.) (2007). Global Inequality: Patterns and Explanations. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Held, David (2006). Models of Democracy 3rd edition, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Held, David et al (eds.) (2005). Debating Globalization. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Held, David (2005). 'Global Left Turn.' Prospect, Issue 106.
Held, David (2004). Global Covenant: The Social Democratic Alternative to the Washington Consensus. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Held, David (2004). 'Cosmopolitanism: Globalization Tamed.' in: Poferl, Angelika and Natan Sznaider (eds). Ulrich Becks kosmopolitisches Projekt: Auf dem Weg in eine andere Soziologie. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 188-194.