Held David Held

Durham University


David Held is professor of politics and international relations and master of University College at Durham University.

David Held previously served as the Graham Wallas Chair in Political Science at the London School of Economics.

His publications include Democracy and the Global Order: From the Modern State to Cosmopolitan Governance (1995), Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, and Culture (1999), Global Covenant (2004), Globalisation/Anti-Globalisation (2007), Models of Democracy (2006), and Cosmopolitanism: Ideals and Realities (2010).

His main research interests include the study of globalization, changing forms of democracy, and the prospects of regional and global governance. He is a Director of Polity Press, which he cofounded in 1984, and General Editor of Global Policy.