Professional Ethics and Civic Morals

Author: Emile Durkheim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134925158
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 5932
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.

Legal Services Regulation at the Crossroads

Justitia�s Legions
Author: Noel Semple
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784711667
Category: Law
Page: 336
View: 4131
Who should be allowed to provide legal services to others? What characteristics must these services possess? Through a comparative study of English-speaking jurisdictions, this book illuminates the policy choices involved in legal services regulation a

Classical Social Theory and Modern Society

Marx, Durkheim, Weber
Author: Edward Royce
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442243244
Category: Social Science
Page: 356
View: 7959
Karl Marx, Émile Durkheim, and Max Weber are indispensable for understanding the sociological enterprise. They are among the chief founders of the discipline and among the foremost theorists of modernity, and their work can stimulate readers to reflect on their own identities and worldviews. Classical Social Theory and Modern Society introduces students to these three thinkers and shows their continued relevance today. The first chapter sets the stage by situating the work of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber in the context of three modernizing revolutions: the Enlightenment, the French Revolution of 1789, and the Industrial Revolution. Three overview chapters follow that summarize the key ideas of each thinker, focusing on their contributions to the development of sociology and their conceptions of modern society. The last portion of the book explores the thinking of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber on four themes—the pathologies of modern society, the predicament of the modern individual, the state and democracy, and socialism versus capitalism. These thematic chapters place Marx, Durkheim, and Weber in dialogue with one another, offering students the opportunity to wrestle with conflicting ideas on issues that are still significant today. Classical sociology is essential to the teaching of sociology and also an invaluable tool in the education of citizens.

Émile Durkheim and the Collective Consciousness of Society

A Study in Criminology
Author: Kenneth SmithKenneth Smith
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783082275
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
View: 6775
This volume sets out to explore the use of Émile Durkheim’s concept of the ‘collective consciousness of society’, and represents the first ever book-length treatment of this underexplored topic. Operating from both a criminological and sociological perspective, Kenneth Smith argues that Durkheim’s original concept must be sensitively revised and suitably updated for its real relevance to come to the fore. Major adjustments to Durkheim’s concept of the collective consciousness include Smith’s compelling arguments that the model does not apply to everyone equally, and that Durkheim’s concept does not in any way rely on what might be called the disciplinary functions of society.


A History
Author: Geoffrey Hosking
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191022829
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 4859
Today there is much talk of a 'crisis of trust'; a crisis which is almost certainly genuine, but usually misunderstood. Trust: A History offers a new perspective on the ways in which trust and distrust have functioned in past societies, providing an empirical and historical basis against which the present crisis can be examined, and suggesting ways in which the concept of trust can be used as a tool to understand our own and other societies. Geoffrey Hosking argues that social trust is mediated through symbolic systems, such as religion and money, and the institutions associated with them, such as churches and banks. Historically these institutions have nourished trust, but the resulting trust networks have tended to create quite tough boundaries around themselves, across which distrust is projected against outsiders. Hosking also shows how nation-states have been particularly good at absorbing symbolic systems and generating trust among large numbers of people, while also erecting distinct boundaries around themselves, despite an increasingly global economy. He asserts that in the modern world it has become common to entrust major resources to institutions we know little about, and suggests that we need to learn from historical experience and temper this with more traditional forms of trust, or become an ever more distrustful society, with potentially very destabilising consequences.

Liberalism and hegemony

debating the Canadian liberal revolution
Author: Jean-François Constant,Michel Ducharme
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
ISBN: 9780802095893
Category: History
Page: 473
View: 6370
The essays collected here explore the possibilities and limits presented by "The Liberal Order Framework" for various segments of Canadian history, and within them, the paramount influence of liberalism throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is debated in various contexts.

The cultural values of Europe

Author: Hans Joas,Klaus Wiegandt,Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen,Forum für Verantwortung. Conference
Publisher: Liverpool Univ Pr
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 374
View: 1272
What is the cultural identity of Europe? Are there specifically European values? Questions like these are at the centre of a considerable number of political and scholarly debates in contemporary Europe. In this international best-seller, a group of acclaimed thinkers - including Orlando Patterson, S. N. Eisenstadt, Mark Mazower and Wolfgang Schluchter - examine the most important innovations and culturally vital value traditions of Europe to produce an image of contemporary European self-understanding. The volume combines two possible approaches, examining both specific cultural traditions (Athens and Jerusalem') and specific values (freedom'; rationality'). Boasting some of the leading thinkers in Europe and edited by renowned scholar Hans Joas, The Cultural Values of Europe will be required reading for anyone hoping to understand the common cultural ground in Europe.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Recognition, Work, Politics

New Directions in French Critical Theory
Author: Jean-Philippe Deranty,Danielle Petherbridge,John Rundell
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004157883
Category: Political Science
Page: 315
View: 6975
Recognition, Work, Politics includes a range of essays in contemporary French critical theory around politics, recognition, and work, and their philosophical articulations. These issues are addressed from directions that include post-structuralism, the paradigm of the gift, recognition theory, and post-marxism.

American Book Publishing Record

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 328