Political Sociology / Power


Power: A Radical View Second Edition. The Original Text with two major new chapters. London: Palgrave, Macmillan, 2005


Power (Readings in Social and Political Theory). New York: NYU Press, 1986

Power: a Radical View. London: Macmillan, 1974 and New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1975



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

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

“Power” for Encyclopedia of Power

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

‘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

‘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

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

with LaDawn, Haglund. ‘Power and Luck‘ European Journal of Sociology (2005), 46:1:45-66.

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

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

‘Review of Clarissa Hayward’s Defacing Power‘ British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 53, No. 3, 2002.

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

’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

Poder e cumplicidade“, Análise Social, Quarta Série, Vol. 33, No. 146/147 (1998), pp. 249-261

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

‘What is Left?‘, Times Literary Supplement, March 27, 1992

Scruton, Roger. ‘What is Right?‘, Times Literary Supplement, April 3, 1992 (response to ‘What is Left?’)

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

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

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

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

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

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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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    Email: steven.lukes@nyu.edu

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