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Major Works: Sociology & Social Policy

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. Towards the Sociology of Knowledge (RLE Social Theory)

    Origin and Development of a Sociological Thought Style

    Edited by Gunter Werner Remmling

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The sociology of knowledge is an area of social scientific investigation with major emphasis on the relations between social life and intellectual activity. It is now an area central to most graduate and undergraduate courses in sociology. The present collection of readings explains the origins,...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sociological Theory (RLE Social Theory)

    Pretence and Possibility

    By Keith Dixon

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Most professional sociologists claim that sociology is, or ought to be, a theoretical science. Keith Dixon argues here that this claim is formulated in such a way that a proper evaluation of its status is extremely difficult, and that the contingent objections to the possibility of sociological...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Social Forms/Human Capacities (RLE Social Theory)

    Essays in Authority and Difference

    By Philip Corrigan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This is an exhilarating book, written by one of sociology’s most imaginative theorists and critics. Professor Corrigan proceeds by turning old answers into new questions. He draws on a rich tradition of thought from sociology, philosophy, structuralism, post-structuralism, and literary criticism to...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Shaping of Socio-Economic Systems (RLE Social Theory)

    The application of the theory of actor-system dynamics to conflict, social power, and institutional innovation in economic life

    By Thomas Baumgartner, Tom R. Burns, Philippe DeVille

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Actor-systems dynamics is an innovative, multidisciplinary methodology for investigating and analyzing social struggles over economic resources and the related interplay between economic and socio-political institutions and processes. The authors, sociologists and economists, offer a systemic...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Social Theory and Christian Thought (RLE Social Theory)

    A study of some points of contact. Collected essays around a central theme

    By Werner Stark

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Almost all the great religious thinkers of the past have developed a social as well as theological doctrine, but their sociology was as a rule merely implicit in their work or at best half formulated so that careful study and analysis is needed to bring it out. This is the task which Dr. Stark has...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Science of Society (RLE Social Theory)

    An Introduction to Sociology

    By Stephen Frederick Cotgrove

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Two main criteria have guided the selection and presentation of the material for this text-book. Firstly, there is the claim that sociology is a science. Throughout, the emphasis has been on presenting sociological perspectives rather than conveying a mass of factual information. Science is...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sceptical Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

    By John Carroll

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    John Carroll contends that since 1918 sociology has distinguished itself by making society appear as dull as it is at its worst. Using barbaric jargon, legalistic syntax and vacuous statistical tables, and driven by an obsession with the humdrum, it has exhibited some of the worst traits of the...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Reason and Freedom in Sociological Thought (RLE Social Theory)

    By Frank Hearn

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    How has reason, believed since the Enlightenment to be the ally of freedom in the search for a better, more humanly satisfying world, been reduced to a technical rationality that has actually impoverished the bases of human freedom? What might be the options and obligations for sociologists who...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. R.D. Laing: His Work and its Relevance for Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

    By Martin Howarth-Williams

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This study, by a sociologist, provides the most rigorous and comprehensive review to appear so far of R. D. Laing's work and theoretical development. Martin Howarth-Williams considers that Laing's insights into such controversial issues as the divided self and the politics of the family are of an...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Rationality and the Social Sciences (RLE Social Theory)

    Contributions to the Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences

    By S.I. Benn, G.W. Mortimore

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The concepts of rationality that are used by social scientists in the formation of hypotheses, models and explanations are explored in this collection of original papers by a number of distinguished philosophers and social scientists. The aim of the book is to display the variety of the concepts...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge