The Real World

The Real World of Democratic Theory
(Princeton University Press 2011)

  • Czech translation: Karolinum Publishing House, Prague 2012

  • Spanish translation: Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2012



Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy against Global Terror
(Princeton University Press 2007; paperback 2008)

  • Hebrew translation: Carmel Publishing, Tel Aviv, 2007
  • Czech translation: Karolinum Publishing House, Prague 2008
  • Arabic translation: All Prints, Lebanon, 2013
  • Russian translation forthcoming from Moscow State Institute for International Relations

The Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences
(Princeton University Press, 2005 )

  • Czech translation: Karolinum Publishing House, Prague 2006
  • Russian translation: State University Higher School of Economics, Moscow 2011
  • Korean translation forthcoming from In-Gan-Sa-Rang  Publishing Co, Seoul 2014

Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight Over Taxing Inherited Wealth
with Michael Graetz
(Princeton University Press, 2005; reprinted 2005; 2006 with new Epilogue)



The State of Democratic Theory
(Princeton University Press, 2003; reprinted 2004, 2006)

  • Polish translation: PWN Polish Scientific Publishers, Warsaw 2006
  • Chinese translation (complex characters): Business Week Publishers, 2005
  • Chinese translation (simple characters): China Renmin University Press, 2013
  • Spanish translation forthcoming from Ediciones Bellaterra, Barcelona
  • Japanese translation: Keio University Press

The Moral Foundations of Politics
(Yale University Press, 2003; reprinted 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012)

  • Czech translation: Karolinum Publishing House, Prague 2003
  • Russian translation: Izdatel’stvo KDU Moscow 2005
  • Indonesian translation: The Freedom Institute 2006  
  • Portuguese translation: Livraria Martins Fontes Editora Ltda 2006
  • English language reprint edition in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Maldives) Aakar Books 2005
  • Spanish translation: Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City 2007
  • Burmese translation, NED, Rangoon, 2012
  • Korean translation: Munhak Donge, forthcoming



Democratic Justice
(Yale University Press, 1999); reprinted 2001, 2003, 2009. Published on line by netLibrary, 2001)


Democracy’s Place
(Cornell University Press, 1996; reprinted 2000)




Pathologies of Rational Choice Theory:
A Critique of Applications in Political Science

with Donald Green

(Yale University Press, 1994) reprinted 1995, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005)

  • German translation: Oldenbourg Verlag, 2000
  • Chinese translation: Oxford University Press, 2000

Political Criticism
(University of California Press, 1990, reprinted 1992)



The Evolution of Rights in Liberal Theory
(Cambridge University Press, 1986; reprinted 1988, 1994, 2009)

  • Indonesian translation: The Freedom Institute, 2006.

Forthcoming Books:

Politics Against Domination (under contractd to Harvard University Press)

Democracy and Distribution (under contract to Princeton University Press)

Robert Dahl, On Democracy. Preface and two additional chapters for this book (forthcoming from Yale University Press in 2015).