Sociology of Morals


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



Forthcoming – “Morals of the Manifesto” – to be published in an volume of essays about the Communist Manifesto in the series ‘Rethinking the Western Tradition’ by Yale University Press, edited by Jeffrey Issac

‘The Social Construction of Morality’ in Steven Hitlin and Stephen Vaisey (eds.), HANDBOOK OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF MORALITY, New York and Dordrecht: Springer, 2010

‘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

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

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

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

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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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