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“The New Democracy” (with Graeme Duncan), Political Studies, 1964, XI, 2, pp. 156-177. Reprinted in McCoy, C.A. & Playford, J. (eds.): Apolitical Politics: A Critique of Behavioralism (1967, Crowell, N.Y.); Kariel, H.S. (ed.): Frontiers of Democratic Theory (1970, Random House. N.Y.) and a number of other places (trans. into German)

“Moral Weakness”, Philosophical Quarterly, 1965, pp. 104-114. Reprinted in Mortimore, G. (ed.): Weakness of the Will (1971), Macmillan, London)

“On the History of Sociological Theory” (review article), British Journal of Sociology, 1966, XVII, 2, pp. 198-203

“Varieties of Political Philosophy” , (review article), Political Studies, 1967, XV 1, pp. 55-59

“Alienation and Anomie” in Laslett, P. & Runciman, W.G. (eds.); Philosophy, Politics and Society, Third Series (1967, Blackwell, Oxford). Reprinted in Finifter, A.W. (ed.): Alienation and the Social System (1972, Wiley, N.Y.) and in Connolly, W.E. & Gordon, Glen (eds.): Social Structure and Political Inquiry (1974, D.C. Heath, Boston)

“Some “Problems about Rationality”, Archives européennes de sociologie, 1967, VIII, 2, pp. 247-264. Reprinted in Wilson, B.R. (ed.): Rationality (1970, Blackwell, Oxford)

“Methodological Individualism Reconsidered”, British Journal of Sociology, 1968, XIX, 2, pp. 119-129. Reprinted in Emmet, D. & Macintyre, A. (eds.): Sociological Theory and Philosophical Analysis (1970,Macmillan, London) and Ryan, A. (ed.): The Philosophy of Social Explanation (1973, Clarendon, Oxford), (Trans. into Japanese)

“Marcel Mauss” in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (1968, Collier Macmillan and Free Press, N.Y.), vol. 10, pp. 78-82

“Alienation”, Common Factor, spring, 1968, pp. 74-80

“Saint-Simon” in Raison T. (ed.): The Founding Fathers of Social Science (1969, Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex), pp. 27-34

“Durkheim’s Individualism and the Intellectuals”, Political Studies, 1969, XVII, 1, pp. 14-19 (+translation: pp. 19-30)

“Social and Moral Tolerance”, Government and Opposition, 1971, VI, 2, pp. 224-8

“The Meanings of ‘Individualism’”, Journal of the History of Ideas, 1971, XXXII, 1, pp. 45-66

“Prolegomena to the Interpretation of Durkheim”, Archives européennes de sociologie , 1971, XII, 2, pp. 1-209

“On the Social Determination of Truth” in Horton, R. & Finnegan, R. (eds.): Modes of Thought: essays presented to E.E. Evans-Pritchard (1973, Faber, London)

“Individualism” in Wiener, P. (ed.): Dictionary of the History of Ideas (1973, Scribner’s, N.Y.)

Contributions to Dictionary of World History (1973, Nelson, London)

“Relativism: Cognitive and Moral”, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 1974, Supplementary Vol. XLVIII, pp. 165-189
“Socialism and Equality” in L. Kolakowski & S. Hampshire (eds.): The Socialist Idea: A Reappraisal (1974, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London), reprinted in Dissent, Spring 1975

Political Ritual and Social Integration, Sociology, 1975, 9, 2, pp. 289-308

Review Essay on B. Barnes, Scientific Knowledge and Sociological Theory, Social Studies of Science, 1975, 5, pp. 501-505
“Reply to Bradshaw” (reply to critique of Power: A Radical View), Sociology, 1976, 10, 1, pp. 129-132

“The Critical Theory Trip” (review article), Political Studies, 1977, XXV, 3, Sept. 1977, pp. 408-412

Review essay: “The Theoretical Polemics of Ideology”, American Journal of Sociology, 84, 1, July 1978, pp. 186-190

“The Underdetermination of Theory by Data”, Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume LII, 1978, pp. 93-107

“Power and Authority” in T.B. Bottomore & R. Nisbet (eds.): A History of sociological Analysis (Basic Books, 1978)

“On the Relativity of Power” in S. Brown (ed.), Philosophical Disputes in the Social Sciences (Harvester, 1979)

“The Real and Ideal Worlds of Democracy” in A. Kontos (ed.), Powers, Possessions and Freedoms (McGill University Press, 1979)

(in discussion with Terry N. Clark) ‘Emile Durkheim Today,’ Research in Sociology of Knowledge, Sciences and Art, 2, pp. 123-53

“Elster on Counterfactuals”, Inquiry, 1980, 23, pp, 145-155

“Can a Marxist Believe in Human Rights?”, Praxis, 1, IV, Jan 1982, pp. 334-345

“Comments on David Bloor”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 1982, 13, 4, pp. 313-318

“Marx, Morality and Justice” in G.H.R. Parkinson (ed.), Marx and Marxisms (1982, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press)

“Macht und Herrschaft bei Weber, Marx, Foucault” in Krise der Arbeitsgesellschaft Verhandlungen der 21. Deutschen Soziologentages in Bamberg 1982, Frankfurt and New York, Campus Verlag) Also reproduced in Kursbuch, 1982

“Of Gods and Demons: Habermas and Practical Reason” in J.B. Thompson and D. Held (eds.), Habermas: Critical Debates (1982, Macmillan, London)

“Can the Base be distinguished from the Superstructure?” in David Miller & Larry Siedentop (eds.), The Nature of Political Theory (1983, Oxford, Clarendon Press); shorter version printed in Analyse und Kritik, 2, 1982, pp. 211-222

Contributions to A Dictionary of Marxist Thought edited by Tom Bottomore et al. (1983, Oxford, Blackwell)

“The Future of British Socialism?” in Ben Pimlott (ed.), Fabian Essays in Socialist Thought (1984, London, Heinemann)

“Marxism and Utopianism” in Peter Alexander and Roger Gill (eds), Utopias (1984, London, Duckworth)

“The Contradictory Aims of Action Theory’ in G. Seebass and R. Tuomela (eds.), Social Action (1985, Dordrecht, Reidel)

“Taking Morality Seriously” in Ted Honderich (ed.) Morality and Objectivity (1985, London, Routledge and Kegan Paul)

“Marxism and Dirty Hands”, Social Philosophy and Policy, 1986, also reproduced in Ellen Frankel paul, Fred D. Miller Jr., Jeffrey Paul and John Ahrens (eds.), Marxism and LIberalism (1986, Oxford, Blackwell)

“Perspectives on Authority”J.R. Pennock, J.W. Chapman (eds.), Authority Revisited Nomos XXIX, 1987, New York, New York University Press

“The Morality of Sanctions against South Africa”, Philosophical Forum, 18, 2-3, 1986-7

Contributions to The Encyclopedia of Political Thought (Oxford, Blackwell, 1988)

“Making Sense of Moral Conflict” in Nancy Rosenblum (ed.), Liberalism and the Moral Life (1989, Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press)

“Incommensurability in Science and Ethics” (trans. into Italian and published in Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica, Florence, 3, 1990)

“The Use of Ethnocentricity” – (translated into French and published in Singularités: Les Voies d’émergence individuelle. Textes pour E. de Dampierre (1989, Paris, Plon))

Reviews on Havel: Letters to Olga, Temptation, Vaclav Havel or Living in Truth Jan Vladislav (ed.) TLS in March 1989

“Marxism and Morality: Reflections on the Revolutions of 1989″, Ethics and International Affairs, 1990, Vol 4, pp. 19-31 (translated into German and published in the Frankfurter Hefte)

“Equality and Liberty: Must they Conflict?” in D. Held (ed.), Modern Political Theory (1990, Cambridge, Polity Press)

Articles on Durkheim, Individualism and Power to L. Becker (ed.): Encyclopedia of Ethics New York, 1990

“Left and Right, Socialism and Capitalism”, Social Research, Autumn 1990

“Teorie della Giustizia: Am, ico e Nemico”, Iride, n. 6-7, January-December 1991

“What is Left?”, Times Literary Supplement, March 1992

“On Trade-Offs between Values”, EUI SPS Working Papers n. 92/24

Articles on Anomie, the Durkheim School, Political Ritual, Power in the Basil Blackwell 20th Centry Dictionary of Political Thought, Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1992

‘The Limits of Intelligibility,’ Ratio Juris, 1993

‘The Essential and the Local’, in Italian in Ossimori`, 2, 1993

‘Five Fables about Human Rights’, Oxford Amnesty Lecture in February 1993, published in Dissent, Autumn 1993, and in S. Shute and S. Hurley (eds.), On Human Rights. The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 1993, (1993, New York, Basic Books) and in Acta Philosophica, 2/1994, published in translation in Italian, Spanish and German

‘Il Concetto di Progresso’, Iride, 7, 12, 1994

‘Igualdad y liberdad: deben estar en conflicto?’Interview in C. Cansino and V. A. Olguin (eds.) La Filosofia Politica, Triana editores, Mexico, 1994

‘Quale Socialismo? Quale Liberalismo? Quale Capitalismo?’ in M. Bovero, V. Mura, F. Sbarberi (a cura di), I Dilemmi del Liberalsocialismo, La Nuova Italia Scientifica, Roma, 1994

‘Multiculturalismus und Gerechtigkeit: “Politik der gleicher Wurde” und “Politik der Anerkennung” Überlegungen in Anschluss an Charles Taylor’ in C. Demmeling and T. Reutsch (eds.), Die Gegenwart der Gerechigkeit. Diskurse zwischen Recht, praktischer Philosophie und Politik, Akademie Verlag, Berlin, 1995

‘Moral Diversity and Relativism’, Journal of Philosophy of Education, 29, 2, 1995

‘Reply to Van Parijs’ Ratio Juris, 8, March 1995

Prospettive su marxismo e liberalismo’ in Claudia Natoli e Francesco Saverio Trincia (a cura di), Marxismo e Liberalismo. Una riflessione critica di fine secolo, Franco Angeli, Milan, 1995

‘Diritti e obbligazione politica nella ricostruzione della cittadinanza’ in Solidarietà e Cittadinanza, presentazione F. Gentile, Cultura Nuova editrice, Firenze, 1995

‘Principles of 1989: Reflections on Revolution’ in Kenneth E. Thompson (ed.), Revolutions in Europe and the USSR, University Press of America and the Miller Center, University of Virginia, 1995

‘Disaggregating the Dangers of Anti-liberalism’, Contention, 5, 1, 1995, pp. 167-175

‘L’Attachement social et ses mythes: sur la querelle entre liberalisme e communitarisme’, Le Banquet, Paris, 2, 7, 1995

‘Qu’est-ce que la Gauche?’ in Marc Lazar (ed.), La Gauche en Europe depuis 1945, Presses Universitaires de France, Paris 1996

‘On Trade-Offs between Values’ in F. Farina, F. Hahn and S. Vannucci (eds.), Ethics, Rationality and Economic Behaviour, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1996

‘Quelques Reflexions sur le Mauss de Fournier’, Revue europeenee des sciences sociales, 34, 195, 1996

‘On Genocide,’ Dissent, 3, 1996

‘Toleration and Recognition’, Ratio Juris, 10, 2, 1997

‘Social Justice: The Hayekian Challenge,’ Social Research, 1997

‘On Comparing the Incomparable: Trade-Offs and Sacrifices’ in Ruth Chang (ed.), Incommensurability, Incomparability and Practical Reason, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1997

‘Potere’ in Enciclopedia delle scienze sociali, Treccani, Rome, 1997, vol VI, pp. 722-745

‘The Singular and the Plural: On the Distinctive Liberalism of Isaiah Berlin,’ Social Research, 1997

‘Equality’ in German in W. Haug (ed.), Historisch-kritisches Woerterbuch des Marxismus, vol. 3, Argument, Hamburg, 1997

’Power and Complicity: Rescuers and Executioners during the Third Reich’ in Italian in M. Flores (ed.), Nazismo, Fascismo Comunismo: Totalitarismi a confronto, Mondadori, Milan, 1998

‘Humiliation and the Politics of Identity,’ Social Research, 31, 1998

Introduction to Ernest Gellner, Language and Solitude. Wittgenstein, Malinowski and the Habsburg Dilemma, Cmbridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998

‘Isaiah Berlin’s Dilemma: Must Pluralists be Relativists?’, Times Literary Supplement, March 1998

‘The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities,’ Dissent, Summer 1999

‘The Last Word on the Third Way,’ Social Market Foundation Review, March 1999

‘Solidarity and Citizenship’ in K. Bayertz (ed.), Solidarity, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1999

‘Entwurdigung und Identitatpolitik’, Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Philosophie, 47, 2, 1999, pp. 313-324

’Il saluto incoraggiante di Martin Hollis,’ Iride, 12, 26, Jan-April 1999, pp. 197-200

‘Different Cultures, Different Rationalities’, Journal of the History of the Human Sciences, 13, 1. February 2000, pp. 5-18

‘On the Moral Blindness of Communism’, Human Rights Review,, 2, 2, Jan-March 2001

‘An Unfashionable Fox’ in R. Dworkin, M. Lilla and R. B. Silvers (eds.), The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin New York Review Books, New York,`2001

‘Liberalism for the liberals, cannibalism for the cannibals,’ Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, 4,4 Winter 2001

‘Emile Durkheim’, International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, 2002

‘Power’, Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, Oxford University Press, new edition, 2002

‘Ernest Gellner’, New Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2002

‘Epilogue: The Grand Dichotomy of the Twentieth Century’: concluding chapter to The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Political Thought, Cambridgfe, Cambridge University Press, 2003

Chapter on the British tradition of Liberal Socialism in Monique Canto-Sperber avec Nadia Urbinati (eds.), Le Socialisme liberal, Paris, Editions Esprit, 2003

Obituary of Martin Hollis in the Proceedings of the British Academy, 115, 2003

‘Individualism’, Encyclopedia Britannica, 2003

‘Le pouvoir dans l’oeuvre de Coleman’, Revue française de Sociologie, 2003

‘Rethinking social criticism : some puzzles,’ History of the Human Sciences, 16, 4, 2003, pp. 85-89

‘The Question of Power: Europe versus America’, Constellations, 10, 3, Sept 2003, pp. 352-7

‘On the Moral Blindness of Communism’ in Helmut Dubiel and Gabirel Motzkin (eds.), The Lesser Evil: Moral Approaches to Genocide Practices, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 154-165

‘Ernest Gellner’, Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers. Thoemmes Press, 2005

Foreword to Sor-hoon Tan (ed. ), Globalization and Citizenship, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005

‘Invasions of the Market’ in M. Miller (ed.), Worlds of Capitalism: Institutions, Governance and Economic Change in the Era of Globalization, London: Routledge, 2005

‘Power and the Battle for Hearts and Minds’, Millennium, 33, 3, 2005, PP. 477-493

(with LaDawn Haglund) ‘Power and Luck’, European Journal of Sociology, XLVI, 1, 2005, pp. 45-66

‘Verita’ e potere’ in Silvana Borutti and Luca Fonnesu (eds.), La Verita’: Scienza, filosofia, societa’ Il Mulino, Bologna, 2005

‘’Questions about Power: Lessons from the Lousiiana Hurricane,’ Posted on Social Science Research Council Website: http://umderstandingkatrina.soc.org

‘Liberal-democratic Torture’, British Journal of Political Science, 36, 1, 2006, pp. 1-16

‘Searle and his Critics’ Anthropological Theory, 6, 2006, pp. 5-11

‘Reply to Comments’ in Symposium on Power: A Radical View Second Edition. Political Studies Review, 4, 2006, pp. 164-73

‘In Conversation with Steven Lukes.’ Public Policy Research, 13, 4, December 2006-February 2007, 271-5.

‘Apparently Irrational Beliefs’ in Stephen Turner and Mark Risjord (eds.) Handbook of Philosophy, Anthropology and Sociology.Amerstedam: Elsevier, 2007, pp. 591-606

‘Torture and Liberal Democracy: Response to Levey,’ British Journal of Political Science, 27, 3, 2007, pp. 571-2

‘Power and the Battle for Hearts and Minds: On the Bluntness of Soft Power’ (revised version of article in Millennium) in Felix Berenskoetter and M. J. Williams (eds.), Power in World Politics London: Routledge, 2007, pp. 83-97

‘Pathologies of States and Markets’ in D. Downes, P. Rock, C. Chinkin and C. Gearty (eds.), Crime, Social Control and Human Rights: from Moral Panics to States of Denial. Essays in Honour of Stanley Cohen. London, Wilan, 2007, pp. 157-173

‘États, marchés et pratiques locales’ in Bertrand Badie and Yves Deloye (eds.), Les Temps de l’État: Mélanges en l’honneur de Pierre Birnbaum. Paris, Fayard, 2007, 345-359

‘Die Politik gleicher Würde und die Politik der Anerkennung’ in Jürgen Mackert and Hans-Peter Müller (eds.), Moderne (Staats)Bürgerschaft. Nationale Staatsbürgerschaft unde die Debatten der Citizenship Studies. Wiesbaden, VS Verlag für Sozisalwissehnschaften, 2007, pp. 311-322

‘The Elusiveness of Power,’ O Pder das Narrativas as Narrativas do Poder.Collόquios di Outono 2005-2006. orgsanized by Anna Gabriela Macedo and Maria Eduarda Keating. Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, pp. 109-114

‘Searle versus Durkheim’ in savas. L. Tsohatzidis (ed.), Intentional Acts and Institutional Facts: Essays on John Searle’s Social Ontology. Dorderecht, Springer, 2007, pp. 191-202

‘Marxism and the Enlightenment’ in Michel Seymour and Mitthias Fritsch (eds), Reason and Emancipation. Essays on the Philosophy of Kai Neilsen. Amherst, Humanity Books, Prometheus., 2007, pp. 214-224

‘Interview’ in Rios, Diego; Schmidt-Petri, Christoph (eds.) Philosophy of the Social Sciences: 5 Questions. Copenhagen: Automatic Press, 2008.

(with Clarissa Hayward) ‘Nobody to shoot? Power, structure, and agency: A dialogue‘ Journal of Power, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 2008, pp. 5–20

‘Zero Confidence” New Humanist, October 18, 2008 – Commentary on Durkheim and the credit crisis

‘The Social Construction of Morality’ in Steven Hitlin and Steven Vaizey (eds.), Handbook of the Sociology of Morality, New York and Dordrecht: Springer, 2010

‘Leszek Kolakowski’ in Proceedings of the British Academy, 172, Memoirs of Fellows, pp. 201-211, The British Academy, 2011

‘In Defence of False Consciousness’ in Symosium on ‘Governance and Power,; The University of Chicago Legal Forum, Volme 2011, pp. 19-28

‘Gadfly from Prague (Revuew of John A. Hall, Ernest Gellner),’ New Left Review,71, Sept/Oct 2011, pp. 153-160

“Émile Durkheim”, in the International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Hugh Lafollette ed., Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011

‘The thickening of the Social.’ European Journal of Sociology / Archives Européennes de Sociologie, volume 52, issue 03, pp. 553-555.

‘In Defence of False Consciousness’ in Symosium on ‘Governance and Power,; The University of Chicago Legal Forum, Volme 2011, pp. 19-28

‘Le Grand anti-simplificateur’ in Life and Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Alan Montefiore on his 85th Birthday edited by Catherine Audard and others (FEP Publishers, Oxford, 2011

(with Devyani Prabhat) ‘Durkheim on Law and Morality: the Disintegration Thesis’ to Durkheim fut-il durkheimien ?: Actes du colloque organisé les 4 et 5 nov. 2008 par l’Académie des Sciences morales et politiques de Raymond Boudon (Broché – 14 septembre 2011)

‘The thickening of the Social (Review of Jean Terrier, Visions of the Social)’ European Journal of Sociology / Archives Européennes de Sociologie, volume 52, issue 03, 2011, pp. 553-555.

(with Devyani Prabhat) ‘Durkheim on Law and Morality: the Disintegration Thesis,’  Journal of Classical Sociology, 12, 3, 2012

Revision of an article on Durkheim for the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, 2012

‘Is Durkheim’s Understanding of Religion compatible with Believing,’ Religion vol. 42, 1, January 2012, pp. 41-52

’On Translating Durkheim’ in Why Concepts Matter: Translating Social and Political Thought edited by Martin J. Burke and Melvin Richter (Brill: Leiden and Boston, 2012).

Review of Didier Fassin, Humanitarian Reason Public Culture, 2012

Article on ‘Power’, Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, 2012

Biographical entry on Leszek Kolakowski, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2012

“Dimensions of Elite Power” (0n C. Wright Mills) New Left Project 7 Dec 2012

‘Cold War on Campus’  Review of David Caute, Isaac and Isaiah: The Covert Punishment of a Cold War Heretic (Yale University Press, 2013) Dissent Winter 2014

“Robert Dahl on Power” in Journal of Power 2015. Vol. 8. No. 2. pp. 261-271

‘Deflation and Construction: Rendering Social Causes Meaningful’ in Czech Sociological Review 2015. Vol.  51, no. 8, 518-523 (Contribution to symposium on Isaac Ariail Reed, Interpretation and Social Knowledge: On the Use of Theory in the Human Sciences)

‘Marxism and Morals today’, New Labor Forum  2015 .Vol. 24 (1) 54-61

(with David Jenkins ‘The Power of Occlusion’ Journal of Political Power 10 (1) 6-24 

‘”Moral” as a Political Concept’, Political Concepts 3.5 Fall 2016: www. politicalconcepts.org/moral-steven-lukes/

Review of Johan Heilbron, French Sociology in Theory and Society 46 (3)

Forthcoming

‘Norms as Social Facts’ to appear in a volume of essays on ‘The Durkheimian Legacy’ edited by Daniel Witte

‘Guilt-tripping the Greengroceer’: essay on Vaçlav Havel’s “The Power of the Powerless” to appear in East European Politics and Societies

(with Kate Miller) ‘The Other Side of Freedom’ (on James Laidlaw)

Article on Durkheim’s sociology of morality for The Oxford Handbook of Emile Durkheim edited by Hans Joas and Andreas Petenkofer

‘Noumenal Power: Concept and Explanation’ (on Rainer Forst’s ‘Nouemnal Power’) Journal of Political Power

 

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    Professor of Sociology
    D.Phil. 1968 (Sociology), B.A. 1962, Oxford University. Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, (LittD) 2009, University of East Anglia.

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