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The Good Society: A Book of Readings (edited with Anthony Arblaster). London: Methuen,1971 London, and New York: Harper & Row

Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work. A Historical and Critical Study London: Allen Lane, The Penguin Press and New York: Harper and Row; Peregrine edition, 1975; republished with new preface Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1985 (Translated into Spanish)

Individualism Oxford: Blackwell, 1973 and New York: Harper and Row (Trans. into Spanish and Japanese). To be republished with new introduction 2006.

Power: a Radical View London: Macmillan, 1974 and New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1975 (Trans. into Spanish, Japanese, Polish and in part into French)

Essays in Social Theory London: Macmillan, 1977 and New York: Columbia University Press

Rationality and Relativism (edited with Martin Hollis) Oxford: Blackwell, 1982 Concluding chapter: ‘Relativism in its Place’

Emile Durkheim: The Rules of Sociological Method and Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method, edited with an Introduction by Steven Lukes, translated by W.D. Halls London: Macmillan, 1982 and New York: Free Press

Durkheim and the Law (edited with Andrew Scull) Oxford: Martin Roberson,1983

Marxism and Morality Oxford: Clarendon,1985

with Itzhak Galnoor: No Laughing Matter: A Collection of Political Jokes London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1985 and Penguin Paperbacks

Introduction to Vaclav Havel et al. The Power of the Powerless: Citizens against the State in Central-Eastern Europe Lonson: Hutchinson, 1985

The Category of the Person: Anthropology, Philosophy, History (co-edited with M. Carrithers and S. Collins), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986, Concluding chapter. Japanese translation 1995, Italian translation, Corrado Lampe, Lanuvio, 1998

Power Oxford: Blackwell 1986 and New York: New York University Press. Edited volume of selected articles with introduction)

Moral Conflict and Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

in Italian: Isaiah Berlin: Tra la filosofia e la storia delle idee. Una conversazione con Steven Lukes, Florence: Ponte alle Grazie, 1994

The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat, London and New York: Verso, 1995 translated into German (Rotbuch Verlag), French (Salvy/Ballard), Brazilian Portuguese (Revan), Greek (Stachi), Korean (Review and Review), Japanese (Japan Broadcast Publishing), Portuguese (Gradiva), Thai (Kofbai), Dutch (De Geus), Danish (Forum/Spectrum), Norwegian (J. M. Stenersens Vorlag), Turkish (Bilim ve Sanat , Yayin Dagatim), Italy (Mondadori), Chinese (China Times), Polish (Musa) and Slovenian.

Ciudadania : justicia social, identitad y participacion (co-edited with an introduction with Soledad Garcia), Madrid: Siglo Ventiuno, Madrid, 1999

Multicultural Citizenship (co-edited with an introduction with Christian Joppke), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999

Liberals and Cannibals: The Implications of Diversity, London: Verso, 2003

Power: A Radical View Second Edition. The Original Text with two major new chapters. London: Palgrave, Macmillan, 2005 Translated into Italian (Vita e Pensiero 2007)

Moral Relativism. New York, Picador, 2008 and London, Profile Books, 2009

(with Nadia Urbinati: edited with introduction) Condorcet, Political Writings (The Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind and other writings), Cambridge University Press, 2012.

(with Andrew Scull) New revised and expanded edition of Durkheim and the Law. Palgrave Macmillan

Newly revised edition with editorial introduction of Emile Durkheim, The Division of Labour in Society. Palgrave Macmillan 2013, Free Press 2014

Newly revised edition witih editorial introduction of Emile Durkheim, The Rules of Sociological Method and Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method. Palgrave Macmillan 2013, Free Press 2014


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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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