Professional Ethics and Civic Morals
Foreword by Bryan S. Turner
Routledge – 2004 – 304 pages
Series: Routledge Classics in Sociology
Of Durkheim's key works the most neglected is Professional Ethics and Civic Morals. This is not only careless it is also negligent for the book makes a seminal contribution to our understanding of the State. Durkheim's characterization of the State as the ultimate moral force in society is an important contrast to the views outlined by both Marx and Weber.