David Miller - Author

About the Author

David Miller lives in West London with his wife, the writer Kate Colquhoun, and their two sons. He was born in Edinburgh in 1966 and educated in Canterbury and at Cambridge. He is a director of the literary agency Rogers, Coleridge & White, Ltd. Today is his first novel.

Featured books by David Miller

Today

Today

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2012

August 1924. John Conrad arrives at his parents' home on the outskirts of Canterbury, where family and friends are assembling for the bank holiday weekend. His crippled mother has been discharged from a nursing home, his brother drives down from London with wife and child. But as the guests converge, John's father dies. Today follows the numb implications of sudden death: the surprise, the shock, the deep fissures in a family exposed through grief. But there is also laughter, fraud and theft; the continuation of life, all viewed through the eyes of Lilian Hallowes - John's father's secretary - never quite at the centre of things but always observing, the still point in a turning world. Today is a remarkable debut, an investigation of bereavement, family and Englishness, beautiful in its understatement and profound in its psychological acuity.

Other books by David Miller

That Glimpse of Truth The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written

That Glimpse of Truth The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Profound, lyrical, shocking, wise: the short story is capable of almost anything. This collection of 100 of the finest stories ever written ranges from the essential to the unexpected, the traditional to the surreal. Wide in scope, both beautiful and vast, this is the perfect companion for any fiction lover. Here are childhood favourites and neglected masters, twenty-first century wits and national treasures, Man Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates. Featuring an all-star cast of authors, including Kate Atkinson, Julian Barnes, Angela Carter, Anton Chekhov, Richmal Crompton, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Penelope Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, Ian McEwan, Alice Munro, V.S. Pritchett, Thomas Pynchon, Muriel Spark and Colm Toibin, THAT GLIMPSE OF TRUTH is the biggest, most handsome collection of short fiction in print today.

Out of Error Further Essays on Critical Rationalism

Out of Error Further Essays on Critical Rationalism

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2017

If there has been some modest advance, since Karl Popper's death in 1994, in the general understanding of his critical rationalist theory of knowledge and philosophy of science, there is still widespread resistance both to it and to the recognition of the magnitude of his contribution. Popper long ago diagnosed the logical problems of traditional enlightenment rationalism (as did some irrationalists), but instead of pretending that they are readily solved or embracing irrational defeatism (as do postmodernists), he provided a cogent and liberating rationalist alternative. This book promotes, defends, criticizes, and refines this alternative. David Miller is the foremost exponent of the purist critical rationalist doctrine and here presents his mature views, discussing the role that logic and argument play in the growth of knowledge, criticizing the common understanding of argument as an instrument of justification, persuasion or discovery and instead advocating the critical rationalist view that only criticism matters. Miller patiently and thoroughly undoes the damage done by those writers who attack critical rationalism by invoking the sterile mythology of induction and justification that it seeks to sweep away. In addition his new material on the debate on verisimilitude is essential reading for all working in this field.

Rethinking Northern Ireland Culture, Ideology and Colonialism

Rethinking Northern Ireland Culture, Ideology and Colonialism

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/01/2017

Rethinking Northern Ireland provides a coherent and critical account of the Northern Ireland conflict. Most writing on Northern Ireland is informed by British propaganda, unionist ideology or currently popular 'ethnic conflict' paradigm which allows analysts to wallow in a fascination with tribal loyalty. Rethinking Northern Ireland sets the record straight by reembedding the conflict in Ireland in the history of an literature on imperialism and colonialism. Written by Irish, Scottish and English women and men it includes material on neglected topics such as the role of Britain, gender, culture and sectarianism. It presents a formidable challenge to the shibboleths of contemporary debate on Northern Ireland. A just and lasting peace necessitates thorough re-evaluation and Rethinking Northern Ireland provides a stimulus to that urgent task.

Strangers in Our Midst The Political Philosophy of Immigration

Strangers in Our Midst The Political Philosophy of Immigration

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2016

How should Western democracies respond to the many millions of people who want to settle in their societies? Economists and human rights advocates tend to downplay the considerable cultural and demographic impact of immigration on host societies. But moving from one country to another in large numbers creates serious problems for receiving countries as well as those sending them. Seeking to balance the rights of immigrants with the legitimate concerns of citizens, Strangers in Our Midst brings a bracing dose of realism to this debate. David Miller defends the right of democratic states to control their borders and decide upon the future size, shape, and cultural make-up of their populations. Reframing immigration as a question of political philosophy, he asks how democracy within a state can be reconciled with the rights of those outside its borders. A just immigration policy must distinguish refugees from economic migrants and determine the rights that immigrants in both categories acquire, once admitted. But being welcomed into a country as a prospective citizen imposes responsibilities. In Miller's view, immigrants share with the state an obligation to integrate into their adopted societies, even if it means shedding cultural baggage from their former home.

Enterprise Change Management How to Prepare Your Organization for Continuous Change

Enterprise Change Management How to Prepare Your Organization for Continuous Change

Author: David Miller, Audra Proctor Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2016

One of the biggest challenges facing organizations today is the ability to deliver the necessary change to sustain competitive advantage and adapt to economic and market environments. However, the gap between what organizations would like to deliver and their capabilities to do so is getting increasingly wide. Enterprise Change Management provides a practical roadmap for bridging this gap to help organizations build the sustainable capabilities to implement a portfolio of changes. Based on research on change performance from over 300 organizations and 400,000 data points over a 21-year period, Enterprise Change Management will help diagnose the root causes of the organizational change gap, manage demand for change and create the context for successful continuous change in the organization. This book introduces five core capabilities - adaptive leadership; executing single changes effectively; managing the demand for change; hiring resilient people and creating the context for successful change. Frameworks, processes and tools help readers assess change capabilities and then create a strategy to close the change gap and improve performance in their organization.

Special Operations in South-East Asia 1942-1945 Minerva, Baldhead and Longshanks/Creek

Special Operations in South-East Asia 1942-1945 Minerva, Baldhead and Longshanks/Creek

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2015

Many books have been written about Second World War special forces operations in Europe and the Middle East. Much less has been said about such operations in South-East Asia - those launched against the Japanese in Sumatra and the Andaman Islands, and the Germans in Goa. These operations, and the exceptional men who took part in them, have been almost forgotten. David Miller, in this gripping account, sets the record straight. His book is based on extensive original research, including long-hidden family documents, revealing much information for the first time and his narrative is fascinating reading for anyone who is interested in special operations and the war against the Axis powers in South-East Asia. His history is the first general account of these operations - it is a landmark in the field.

Confessions of a Very Private Pilot

Confessions of a Very Private Pilot

Author: David Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2015

From University Aviation Press: Confessions of a Very Private Pilot delivers real-life advice from an owner-pilot on how to evaluate, purchase, train, and operate turbine and light jet aircraft. Each chapter is a story told in a lighthearted manner, complete with real life situations and humorous cartoon illustrations. Let David Miller entertain you with his quick wit and off-the-cuff remarks as he walks you through a lifetime of adventuresincluding his first airplane ride as a boy, obtaining his first type rating, and harrowing yet humor-filled accounts of flights gone awry.Illustrated by Mike Ferrin, this 225-page compilation of stories and life lessons is certain to put a smile on your face. This is a must read for any pilot lusting for that newer, faster airplane, and a fun way to pass the time while traveling, vacationing, or relaxing at home.[Five stars] "e;The best book I've ever read!"e; Author David MillerDavid Miller produced this book in its entirety and takes full responsibility for the content.

Cold War

Cold War

Author: David Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2015

In The Cold War: A Military History, David Miller, a preeminent Cold War scholar, writes insightfully of the historic effects of the military build-up brought on by the Cold War and its concomitant effect on strategy. Bringing together for the first time newly declassified information, Miller takes readers inside the arsenals of the superpowers, describing how intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-based missiles, strategic bombers, and conventional weapons were employed by both sides, as well as the ways in which they were, at many points, almost brought to bear. His in-depth analysis of how military strategy shaped history, and his accounts of crises which could have turned the Cold War hot--the suppression of the Budapest uprising in 1956, and the imposition of martial law in Poland in 1981--are particularly compelling. Many books have been written about the politics in this turbulent period, but none have so comprehensively examined the military strategy and tactics of this dangerous era.

That Glimpse of Truth The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written

That Glimpse of Truth The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2014

Profound, lyrical, shocking, wise: the short story is capable of almost anything. This collection of 100 of the finest stories ever written ranges from the essential to the unexpected, the traditional to the surreal. Wide in scope, both beautiful and vast, this is the perfect companion for any fiction lover. Here are childhood favourites and neglected masters, twenty-first century wits and national treasures, Man Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates. Featuring an all-star cast of authors, including Kate Atkinson, Julian Barnes, Angela Carter, Anton Chekhov, Richmal Crompton, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Penelope Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, Ian McEwan, Alice Munro, V.S. Pritchett, Thomas Pynchon, Muriel Spark and Colm Toibin, THAT GLIMPSE OF TRUTH is the biggest, most handsome collection of short fiction in print today.

What is Your Answer for the Purpose of Your Existence?

What is Your Answer for the Purpose of Your Existence?

Author: David Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2014

In What is Your Answer for the Purpose of Your Existence?, the author gives remembrances of a life search for an answer-by herewith humbly offering some pathways you may accept as possible to you, for your perusal and pursuit where they pertain to your mind.

Richard the Lionheart

Richard the Lionheart

Author: David Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2013

The greatest general of medieval timesKing Richard I's personal bravery on the battlefield won him the name 'Lionheart' but as David Miller reveals, his battles and campaigns demonstrate a brilliant grasp of strategy and tactics. The 'Lionheart' was no mere medieval 'head banger' but a thoughtful military leader, the only Crusader commander who managed to get an army to Palestine without going bankrupt in the process.

Critical Terrorism Studies since 11 September 2001 What Has Been Learned?

Critical Terrorism Studies since 11 September 2001 What Has Been Learned?

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2013

Academic studies of `terrorism' grew exponentially in number after the September 11 attacks. The problem was that much of this work of `orthodox' terrorism studies was biased, often shoddily researched and was too closely identified with the power centres of Western states. Its denizens were often former and sometimes current officials or officers in the military, intelligence services or the security industry or were funded by them. In response the project of Critical Terrorism Studies was intended to give a more rounded account of political violence in the world. It focuses on neglected issues like state terrorism, Western counterinsurgency, propaganda and misinformation. More than a decade since the founding of the critical project, this book asks what has been learned. It showcases leading examples of critical terrorism studies and presents an agenda for the expansion of an evidence-based approach to political violence and terrorism. With chapters by leading authorities such as Joseba Zulaika, Michael Stohl, Mary Hickman and Richard Jackson, the book evaluates how far the critical project has come and where it is going next. This book was published as a special issue of Critical Studies on Terrorism.

Peter Cushing A Life in Film

Peter Cushing A Life in Film

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2013

From Dracula to Star Wars and beyond, Peter Cushing was an unforgettable presence in cult cinema of the fifties, sixties and seventies. He remains, 100 years after his birth, one of Britain's best-loved film stars. Drawing upon conversations with Cushing's friends and colleagues, and previously unpublished correspondence with Cushing himself, this is the definitive guide to his career.

Command Decisions: Langsdorff and the Battle of the River Plate

Command Decisions: Langsdorff and the Battle of the River Plate

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2013

This compelling new study of the Battle of the River Plate concentrates on Kapitan zur See Hans Langsdorff, the commander of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee - it is written from his point of view. The story of his mission at the start of the Second World War to prey on merchant shipping is graphically retold, and Langsdorff's command decisions are the primary focus of David Miller's gripping narrative. He considers in vivid detail the factors Langsdorff had to consider as he assessed the situation of his ship and choose his course of action. He describes the intelligence Langsdorff received and his knowledge of the position and strength of the forces of the Royal Navy that were arrayed against him. Langsdorff's interpretation of his mission and the tense calculations he had to make in order to carry it out are the essential elements of this dramatic story. Langsdorff, operating alone and thousands of miles away from home and with no prospect of support, had to grapple with the enormous burden of a lone command. He made grave mistakes, and these are ruthlessly exposed. But this fascinating re-examination of his actions and his leadership does nothing to diminish his reputation as a brave and honourable officer.

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

Author: David Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Millers account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this audiobook abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning. This is not merely a travel guide; it is a beautifully written and highly personal view into one mans journey and the insights gained by abandoning what is comfortable and routine.David Millers AWOL makes you feel the pain and joy of an Appalachian Trail thru-hike...In vivid colors, David paints a picture of his memorable journey. Larry Luxenberg Director of the Appalachian Trail Museum

National Responsibility and Global Justice

National Responsibility and Global Justice

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2012

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. Oxford Political Theory presents the best new work in contemporary political theory. It is intended to be broad in scope, including original contributions to political philosophy, and also work in applied political theory. The series will contain works of outstanding quality with no restriction as to approach or subject matter. Series Editors: Will Kymlicka, David Miller, and Alan Ryan.

She-Devil of the Spanish Main

She-Devil of the Spanish Main

Author: David Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2011

An early swashbuckling tale featuring the vampire Saito Izumi.From the author of STONE OF DESTINY - Book One in the Irish Cycle Series.

Successful Change How to Implement Change Through People

Successful Change How to Implement Change Through People

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2011

Mercy Ships The Untold Story of Prisoner of War Exchanges

Mercy Ships The Untold Story of Prisoner of War Exchanges

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2008

This book offers a remarkable insight into the humanitarian exchanges and communications between warring governments during the Second World War.Remarkably, throughout the Second World War, even when the violence was its height, the Allied and Axis governments remained in contact through third parties in order to achieve humanitarian ends such as the exchange of wounded prisoners-of-war, of 'protected' persons, such as medical personnel and priests, and of civilian internees. This involved detailed negotiations, careful planning and coordination, and the movement of protected ships and trains through war zones. Even after Pearl Harbour and the defeat of Singapore there were exchanges between both America and the UK with Japan.This book fills an important gap in Second World War and humanitarian literature, describing how the warring governments not only communicated with each other but also exchanged large numbers of people and goods, thus showing that, despite the bloodshed and killing, a spark of humanity still existed.

Business-Focused IT and Service Excellence

Business-Focused IT and Service Excellence

Author: David Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2008

Achieving service excellence remains the goal of every IT department and organisation around the world, and it is increasingly vital to the ongoing success of business at every level. Yet despite this growing inter-dependence, there exist major differences between what IT understands about business requirements, and what businesses expects from IT. David Miller argues that this "e;perception gap"e; remains the largest single obstacle to achieving true service excellence. This book provides the bridge. Designed to give IT professionals a thorough understanding of their business colleagues and customers, it sets ambitious new goals for IT service delivery and demonstrates how to achieve them.

Business-Focused IT and Service Excellence

Business-Focused IT and Service Excellence

Author: David Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2008

Achieving service excellence remains the goal of every IT department and organisation around the world, and it is increasingly vital to the ongoing success of business at every level. Yet despite this growing inter-dependence, there exist major differences between what IT understands about business requirements, and what businesses expects from IT. David Miller argues that this "e;perception gap"e; remains the largest single obstacle to achieving true service excellence. This book provides the bridge. Designed to give IT professionals a thorough understanding of their business colleagues and customers, it sets ambitious new goals for IT service delivery and demonstrates how to achieve them.

The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC Athens to Beijing, 1894-2008

The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC Athens to Beijing, 1894-2008

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2008

The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC is the dramatic account of the dual history of the world's foremost sporting spectacle. It is the lavishly illustrated story of the re-creation of the Olympic Games by Pierre de Coubertin, of the often controversial fortunes of the governing body, which was formed in 1894, together with the highs and lows of the Olympics themselves since the first Games in 1896. It also tells the story of the historic competitors - from Spyridon Louis (the inaugural marathon winner) and such heroes as Jim Thorpe, Paavo Nurmi, Sonja Henie, Jesse Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Emil Zatopek, Herb Elliott, Kip Keino, Mark Spitz, Franz Klammer, Sebastian Coe and Carl Lewis through to Hicham El Guerrouj, Michael Phelps and Sun-Yu Jin. Each chapter begins with a personal reminiscence by either a famous champion or a notable IOC figure. Detailed background is provided to the many crises: the Nazi Games of 1936; the massacre at Mexico City in 1968; the terrorist slaughter of Israelis at the 1972 Munich Games; the boycotts; the advent of professionals from 1988; and the Ben Johnson scandal and the ongoing threat of drug abuse. As the sporting world awaits, with eager expectation, the 2012 Games in London, this book gives an unparalleled account of the Olympics story from its beginnings in Athens 1894 to the build-up to the Beijing Games in 2008.

Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2007

National Responsibility and Global Justice

National Responsibility and Global Justice

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2007

Oxford Political Theory presents the best new work in contemporary political theory. It is intended to be broad in scope, including original contributions to political philosophy, and also work in applied political theory. The series will contain works of outstanding quality with no restriction as to approach or subject matter. Series Editors: Will Kymlicka, David Miller, and Alan Ryan. 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.

Lady De Lancey at Waterloo

Lady De Lancey at Waterloo

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2007

This book tells the tragic story of William De Lancey, who became one of the first professional staff officers in the British Army, worked for Wellington throughout the Penisular War, and was his chief-of-staff at the Battle of Waterloo.

Thinker, Faker, Spinner, Spy Corporate PR and the Assault on Democracy

Thinker, Faker, Spinner, Spy Corporate PR and the Assault on Democracy

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2007

The public relations industry is not just about celebrity gossip. This book shows how, whenever big business is threatened, spin doctors, lobbyists, think tanks and front groups are on hand to push the corporate interest, often at the public's expense. Written by leading activists and writers, this book reveals the secrets of the PR trade including deception, the use of fake 'institutes', spying and dirty tricks. The impact can be devastating -- when the public is denied access to the truth, the results are rising inequality and environmental catastrophe. Exposing the misdeeds of famous companies including Coca Cola, British Aerospace, Exxon and Monsanto, and revealing information about the covert funding of various apparently independent thinks tanks and institutes, the authors offer a guide to campaigns that can help us roll back corporate power and resist deceptive PR.

Managing Finance, Premises and Health & Safety

Managing Finance, Premises and Health & Safety

Author: David Miller, John Plant, Paul Scaife Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2007

This book covers the most important aspects of these essential issues, such as: how and when to budget how to audit your school's facilities how to manage, maintain and improve your premises ways to gain extra funding for your premises what are the main Health and Safety issues, what are the common pitfalls, and what are the policies you really need.

Managing Finance, Premises and Health & Safety

Managing Finance, Premises and Health & Safety

Author: David Miller, John Plant, Paul Scaife Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2007

This book covers the most important aspects of these essential issues, such as: how and when to budget how to audit your school's facilities how to manage, maintain and improve your premises ways to gain extra funding for your premises what are the main Health and Safety issues, what are the common pitfalls, and what are the policies you really need.

Thinker, Faker, Spinner, Spy Corporate PR and the Assault on Democracy

Thinker, Faker, Spinner, Spy Corporate PR and the Assault on Democracy

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2006

The public relations industry is not just about celebrity gossip. This book shows how, whenever big business is threatened, spin doctors, lobbyists, think tanks and front groups are on hand to push the corporate interest, often at the public's expense. Written by leading activists and writers, this book reveals the secrets of the PR trade including deception, the use of fake 'institutes', spying and dirty tricks. The impact can be devastating -- when the public is denied access to the truth, the results are rising inequality and environmental catastrophe. Exposing the misdeeds of famous companies including Coca Cola, British Aerospace, Exxon and Monsanto, and revealing information about the covert funding of various apparently independent thinks tanks and institutes, the authors offer a guide to campaigns that can help us roll back corporate power and resist deceptive PR.

Liberty Reader

Liberty Reader

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/2006

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. Contributors Hannah Arendt, Isaiah Berlin, G. A. Cohen, T. H. Green, F. A. Hayek, Nancy Hirschman, Gerald C. MacCallum Jr., David Miller, Phillip Pettit, Quentin Skinner, Hillel Steiner, Charles Taylor.

The Liberty Reader

The Liberty Reader

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2006

The quest for liberty has driven political movements across the globe, inspiring revolutions in America, France, China and many other countries over the centuries. Even today, Western governments justify their military interventions in the name of promoting freedom. But 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, as well as further questions. The Liberty Reader, edited and introduced by the distinguished political philosopher Professor David Miller, collects some of the most important and insightful essays written in the past century by philosophers, political theorists and other thinkers who have reflected on the nature of liberty and how to achieve it.The essays have been chosen to represent a wide range of political perspectives - liberal, libertarian, socialist, feminist and republican - and a carefully structured bibliography allows the reader to pursue particular topics in greater depth. It is essential reading for students of social and political theory, political philosophy, and anyone searching for a deeper understanding of the variety of ideas and visions that lie behind perennial human strivings for liberty. Features contributions from: *Hannah Arendt * Gerald C. MacCallum Jr *Isiah Berlin * David Miller *G. A. Cohen * Philip Petit *T. H. Green * Quentin Skinner *F. H. Hayek * Hillel Steiner *Nancy J. Hirschmann * Charles Taylor Key Features: *collects12 essential essays on liberty written during the 20th century *provides a range of political perspectives: liberal, libertarian, socialist, feminist and republican *introduction provides a comprehensive overview of the historical development of ideas about liberty *structured bibliography allows students to pursue topics in greater depth *student-friendly: essays have been chosen for their accessibility to undergraduates

The Liberty Reader

The Liberty Reader

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2006

The quest for liberty has driven political movements across the globe, inspiring revolutions in America, France, China and many other countries over the centuries. Even today, Western governments justify their military interventions in the name of promoting freedom. But 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, as well as further questions. The Liberty Reader, edited and introduced by the distinguished political philosopher Professor David Miller, collects some of the most important and insightful essays written in the past century by philosophers, political theorists and other thinkers who have reflected on the nature of liberty and how to achieve it.The essays have been chosen to represent a wide range of political perspectives - liberal, libertarian, socialist, feminist and republican - and a carefully structured bibliography allows the reader to pursue particular topics in greater depth. It is essential reading for students of social and political theory, political philosophy, and anyone searching for a deeper understanding of the variety of ideas and visions that lie behind perennial human strivings for liberty. Features contributions from: *Hannah Arendt * Gerald C. MacCallum Jr *Isiah Berlin * David Miller *G. A. Cohen * Philip Petit *T. H. Green * Quentin Skinner *F. H. Hayek * Hillel Steiner *Nancy J. Hirschmann * Charles Taylor Key Features: *collects12 essential essays on liberty written during the 20th century *provides a range of political perspectives: liberal, libertarian, socialist, feminist and republican *introduction provides a comprehensive overview of the historical development of ideas about liberty *structured bibliography allows students to pursue topics in greater depth *student-friendly: essays have been chosen for their accessibility to undergraduates

Out of Error Further Essays on Critical Rationalism

Out of Error Further Essays on Critical Rationalism

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2006

If there has been some modest advance, since Karl Popper's death in 1994, in the general understanding of his critical rationalist theory of knowledge and philosophy of science, there is still widespread resistance both to it and to the recognition of the magnitude of his contribution. Popper long ago diagnosed the logical problems of traditional enlightenment rationalism (as did some irrationalists), but instead of pretending that they are readily solved or embracing irrational defeatism (as do postmodernists), he provided a cogent and liberating rationalist alternative. This book promotes, defends, criticizes, and refines this alternative. David Miller is the foremost exponent of the purist critical rationalist doctrine and here presents his mature views, discussing the role that logic and argument play in the growth of knowledge, criticizing the common understanding of argument as an instrument of justification, persuasion or discovery and instead advocating the critical rationalist view that only criticism matters. Miller patiently and thoroughly undoes the damage done by those writers who attack critical rationalism by invoking the sterile mythology of induction and justification that it seeks to sweep away. In addition his new material on the debate on verisimilitude is essential reading for all working in this field.

The Waters of Marah Selected Prose 1973-1995

The Waters of Marah Selected Prose 1973-1995

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/01/2005

'The Waters of Marah', subtitled Selected Prose 1973-1995, brings together the best of the author's non-poetic output. The prose here however mostly includes work that the author classifies as prose-poetry, as well as the longer work 'Tesserae' which could be better described as experimental (and poetic) fiction. These pieces tend also to have verse interludes, which further confuses the definition of which category they actually belong to. In the end however, categories are irrelevant, and the work can be read on its own terms, be it prose, be it prose-poetry, be it fiction, be it unclassifiable. This is musical work that explores the parameters of the sayable in a manner that does not repel the reader but rather draws him/her in as a participant in a remarkable enterprise. Contemporary poetry enthusiasts and lovers of cutting-edge prose will all find this work answering to their requirements.

Duchess of Richmond's Ball

Duchess of Richmond's Ball

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2004

The Duchess of Richmond's Ball, held in Brussels on 15 June 1815, is one of history's most famous social events, but its full story has never before been told - where it was held, who was invited, who and what took place there - all is revealed in this book.

Tell Me Lies Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq

Tell Me Lies Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2003

Did the US and UK governments lie about weapons of mass destruction to promote an attack on Iraq? Did the media hold them to account or act as cheerleaders for war? Tell me Lies reveals the systematic propaganda used by both the US and UK governments to convince us of the 'threat' from Iraq. It shows how we were deliberately misled into a war that has resulted in a humanitarian disaster in Iraq and threatens to create further instability and resentment of the US and UK throughout the Middle East. Written by some of the world's leading journalists and commentators, it's a scathing indictment of the role of the mainstream media in legitimising government actions and undermining dissent. Critics, activists and journalists from both sides of the Atlantic explore alternatives such as the internet and Al Jazeera and provide analysis and guidance on resisting the media war. Contributors include John Pilger, Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Edward Herman, Mark Thomas, Mark Steel, and cartoonist Steve Bell amongst many others.

Tell Me Lies Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq

Tell Me Lies Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2003

Did the US and UK governments lie about weapons of mass destruction to promote an attack on Iraq? Did the media hold them to account or act as cheerleaders for war? Tell me Lies reveals the systematic propaganda used by both the US and UK governments to convince us of the 'threat' from Iraq. It shows how we were deliberately misled into a war that has resulted in a humanitarian disaster in Iraq and threatens to create further instability and resentment of the US and UK throughout the Middle East. Written by some of the world's leading journalists and commentators, it's a scathing indictment of the role of the mainstream media in legitimising government actions and undermining dissent. Critics, activists and journalists from both sides of the Atlantic explore alternatives such as the internet and Al Jazeera and provide analysis and guidance on resisting the media war. Contributors include John Pilger, Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Edward Herman, Mark Thomas, Mark Steel, Phillip Knightley, Tim Llewelyn (BBC Middle East Correspondent), Abdul Hadi Jiad (Iraqi journalist sacked by the BBC before the war), David Cromwell and David Edwards (Media Lens), Mark Curtis, John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton (PR Watch, and co-authors of Weapons of Mass Deception and Toxic Sludge is Good For You), Pat Holland, Norman Solomon (columnist and director of the Institute for Public Accuracy), Nancy Snow (California State University, Fullerton, author of Propaganda Inc. and Information War), Doug Kellner (UCLA), Julian Petley, Yvonne Ridley (Aljazeera.net and author of In the Hands of the Taliban), Tim Gopsill (Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom), Faisal Bodi (UK Guardian, Aljazeera.net), Alistair Alexander (Stop the War Coalition), Greg Philo (Glasgow University Media Group), Steve Dorrill, Andy Rowell, Granville Williams and cartoonists Steve Bell, Steve Caplin and Polyp.

Critical Rationalism A Restatement and Defence

Critical Rationalism A Restatement and Defence

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2003

David Miller elegantly and provocatively reformulates critical rationalism--the revolutionary approach to epistemology advocated by Karl Popper--by answering its most important critics. He argues for an approach to rationality freed from the debilitating authoritarian dependence on reasons and justification.

Illus Directory of 20th Century

Illus Directory of 20th Century

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2003

Getting Started with OpenVMS System Management

Getting Started with OpenVMS System Management

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2003

Getting Started with OpenVMS System Management gives new VMS system managers a jumpstart in managing this powerful and reliable operating system. Dave Miller describes the essentials of what an OpenVMS System Manager will have to manage. He defines areas of OpenVMS System Management and describes why each is important and how it fits into the larger management task. Even though some OpenVMS management concepts are unique (for instance quotas), many concepts (such as account creation) have counterparts in UNIX and Windows NT. So, wherever possible, Miller points out to his readers the parallel to other systems. The book is intended as a precursor to Baldwin's OpenVMS System Management Guide and various OpenVMS documents. Thus it refers the reader to other books for the detailed management steps. Getting Started with OpenVMS System Management is a great introduction to the material Steve Hoffman and Dave Miller are revising for the OpenVMS System Management Guide, 2E.

Illustrated Directory of Submarines

Illustrated Directory of Submarines

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2002

The Psychology of Sexual Health

The Psychology of Sexual Health

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2001

There have been rapid developments in the psychological management of sexually transmitted diseases, particularly HIV and AIDS. However, a significant proportion of those attending genitourinary clinics do not have a disease or infection, but rather are seeking help with sexual health issues relating to behaviour, prior sexual experiences and relationships. Hence as clinics become more and more generalist, there is a need to focus on behavioural aspects of disease. This text draws together the knowledge base of clinicians and researchers from all disciplines in the psychological management of sexual health to present advances in theory and practice in a practical way that will be accessible for all disciplines.

Principles of Social Justice

Principles of Social Justice

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/10/2001

Social justice has been the animating ideal of democratic governments throughout the 20th century. Even those who oppose it recognize its potency. 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. The author argues that principles of justice must be understood contextually, with each principle finding its natural home in a different form of human association. Because modern societies are complex, the theory of justice must be complex, too. The three primary components in Miller's scheme are the principles of desert, need, and equality. The book uses empirical research to demonstrate the central role played by these principles in popular conceptions of justice. It then offers a close analysis of each concept, defending principles of desert and need against a range of critical attacks, and exploring instances when justice requires equal distribution and when it does not. Finally, it argues that social justice understood in this way remains a viable political ideal even in a world characterized by economic globalization and political multiculturalism. This book should appeal to readers with interest in public policy as well as to students of politics, philosophy, and sociology.

The Cold War A Military History

The Cold War A Military History

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2001

From 1949 to 1991 the world was overshadowed by the Cold War. Repeatedly it seemed that in days, even hours, global nuclear conflict would sweep away much of the United States, the Soviet Union and Europe. They would be obliterated in what President Carter described as 'one long, final and very bleak afternoon'. When the Cold War ended, the Warsaw Pact was wound up and the vast military forces which had flourished for over forty years were disbanded. As with all wars, however, it was only then that the realities of what had been involved began to emerge; indeed, much has remained hidden until now.In The Cold War, David Miller discloses not only the vast scope of the military resources involved, but also how nearly threat came to terrible reality. Most chillingly of all, he reveals that while the menace of nuclear war predominated, it was actually little understood even by the experts. The book examines each military area in turn, covering the formation of the two great alliances, and the strategies and major weapons in the rival navies, armies and air forces. That the Cold War ended without a conflict was due to professionalism on both sides. The result, Miller suggests, would have impressed the Chinese military strategist, Sun Tsu, who, writing in the fifth century BC, said that 'to subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill'.

Illus Directory of Tanks and Figh

Illus Directory of Tanks and Figh

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2000

Lady De Lancey's Narrative

Lady De Lancey's Narrative

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/1999

The intriguing and authenticated story of the British Army's first professional staff officer, Colonel Sir W H Lancey, and his beautiful Scottish bride, Lady de Lancey.This book includes Lady de Lancey's narrative A week at Waterloo in 1815 .

The Circuit of Mass Communication Media Strategies, Representation and Audience Reception in the AIDS Crisis

The Circuit of Mass Communication Media Strategies, Representation and Audience Reception in the AIDS Crisis

Author: David Miller, Jenny Kitzinger, Peter Beharrell Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/1998

This book moves beyond the narrow focus of much of the work on media and cultural studies to examine the whole process of interaction between the media and the social world. Rejecting approaches which focus only on ownership or discourse or audience reception, this new book from the Glasgow Media Group, examines: promotional strategies; media production; representation and audience responses; as well as broader impacts on policy, culture and society. Using a detailed analysis of the struggle over representation during the AIDS crisis as point of departure, The Circuit of Mass Communication reveals the power of the media to influence public opinion, and the complex interaction between media coverage, audience response and contemporary power relations. Based on extensive empirical research, this book offers a range of challenging insights on media power, active audiences and moral panics.

The Circuit of Mass Communication Media Strategies, Representation and Audience Reception in the AIDS Crisis

The Circuit of Mass Communication Media Strategies, Representation and Audience Reception in the AIDS Crisis

Author: David Miller, Jenny Kitzinger, Peter Beharrell Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/1998

This book moves beyond the narrow focus of much of the work on media and cultural studies to examine the whole process of interaction between the media and the social world. Rejecting approaches which focus only on ownership or discourse or audience reception, this new book from the Glasgow Media Group, examines: promotional strategies; media production; representation and audience responses; as well as broader impacts on policy, culture and society. Using a detailed analysis of the struggle over representation during the AIDS crisis as point of departure, The Circuit of Mass Communication reveals the power of the media to influence public opinion, and the complex interaction between media coverage, audience response and contemporary power relations. Based on extensive empirical research, this book offers a range of challenging insights on media power, active audiences and moral panics.

On Nationality

On Nationality

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/1997

Nationalism is a dominating force in contemporary politics, but political philosophers have been markedly reluctant to discuss, let alone endorse, nationalist ideas. David Miller here 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. This timely and provocative study offers the most compelling defence to date of nationality from a radical perspective.

On Nationality

On Nationality

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/1995

Nationalism is a dominating force in contemporary politics, but political philosophers have been markedly reluctant to discuss, let alone endorse, nationalist ideas. 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. This timely and provocative book offers the most compelling defence to date of nationality from a radical perspective. Series description Oxford Political Theory presents the best new work in contemporary political theory. It is intended to be broad in scope, including original contributions to political philosophy, and also work in applied political theory. The series will contain works of outstanding quality with no restriction as to approach or subject matter.

Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/1995

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.

Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/1995

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.

Don't Mention the War Northern Ireland, Propaganda and the Media

Don't Mention the War Northern Ireland, Propaganda and the Media

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/1994

The media has told us for over twenty five years that the conflict in Northern Ireland is irrational and has `no objective social basis'. The role of the British Army in Northern Ireland is still described as a peacekeeping one: the cause of the `troubles' as `terrorism'. Yet, even in the light of the peace initiatives, many people in Britain and abroad know little about the war that has not been called a war. Why is this so? Don't Mention the War explains some of the fundamental reasons why there is such a dearth of knowledge and concern about Northern Ireland and how the problem has been defined both publicly and politically. Miller argues that the central strategy of the British state since 1969 has been to contain the troubles and bring about a return to `normal'. In pursuing this argument, Miller examines the strategies and tactics used by the British government, the nationalists, the unionists and others to influence perceptions and ideas about the conflict through press statements and other information management activities. This is a unique and timely work, based on over 100 interviews with journalists, government officials, political activists and politicians, which lays bare the lies of the propagandists and paints a disturbing picture of the success of the media managers in manipulating our perception of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought

The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/1991

Encompassing the whole spectrum of the history and theory of politics from Socrates to Rawls, this is the most comprehensive and scholarly reference work available on the subject.

Market, State, and Community Theoretical Foundations of Market Socialism

Market, State, and Community Theoretical Foundations of Market Socialism

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/1990

Can we conceive of a market economy that fulfils the ideals of socialism? In this book, David Miller provides a comprehensive examination, from the standpoint of political theory, of an economy in which market mechanisms retain a central role, but in which capitalist patterns of ownership have been superseded.

Market, State, and Community Theoretical Foundations of Market Socialism

Market, State, and Community Theoretical Foundations of Market Socialism

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/1989

Can we conceive of a market economy that fulfils the ideals of socialism? In this book, David Miller provides a comprehensive examination, from the standpoint of political theory, of an economy in which market mechanisms retain a central role, but in which capitalist patterns of ownership have been superseded. In Part I, Dr Miller shows that liberal ideas of freedom, justice, and efficiency cannot be used to vindicate laissez faire capitalism. In Part II, he rebuts left-wing criticisms of a socialist market economy. Part III presents a new model of the socialist state, whose central idea is that of democratic citizenship. Dr Miller's book provides a clear and coherent statement of the theoretical basis of market socialism and justifies it as a viable political option. The principles the author develops represent a radical alternative both to the libertarian ideas of the New Right and to the statist ideas of traditional socialism.

Living with AIDS and HIV

Living with AIDS and HIV

Author: David Miller, Chris Carne Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/07/1987

Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/1981

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. The book accounts for the varying interpretation of the conservative and liberalist traditions by arguing that the distinction between liberalism and conservatism had little application in mid-18th-century Britain. Hume's ideology contained elements that we should now identify as conservative and liberal respectively, and so by selective emphasis it is possible to make him seem a thoroughbred conservative or liberal according to choice. These two problems the relationship between Hume's philosophy and his politics, and the ideological character of his thought are pursued through the first and second parts of the book respectively.

Social Justice

Social Justice

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/1979

This book explores the various aspects of social justice-to each according to his rights, to each acording to his desert, and to each according to his need-comparing the writings of Hume, Spencer, and Kropotkin. Miller demonstrates that there are radical differences in outlook on social justice between societies, and that these differences can be explained by reference to features of the social structure.

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