The Anthem Companion to Philip Selznick

The Anthem Companion to Philip Selznick

Edited by Paul van Seters

Anthem Companions to Sociology

The Anthem Companion to Philip Selznick is a collection of essays by renowned authors on the preeminent sociologist.

PDF, 250 Pages


October 2021

£45.00, $75.00

EPUB, 250 Pages


October 2021

£45.00, $75.00

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About This Book


The Anthem Companions to Sociology offers wide ranging and masterly overviews of the works of major sociologists. The volumes in the series provide authoritative and critical appraisals of key figures in modern social thought. These books, written and edited by leading figures, are essential additional reading on the history of sociology. — Gerard Delanty, Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex, Brighton

This ambitious series provides an intellectually thoughtful introduction to the featured social theorists and offers a comprehensive assessment of their legacy. Each edited collection synthesizes the many dimensions of the respective theorist’s contributions and sympathetically ponders the various nuances in and the broader societal context for their body of work. The series will be appreciated by seasoned scholars and students alike. — Michele Dillon, Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, University of New Hampshire

The orchestration and emergence of the Anthem Companions to Sociology represent a formidable and invaluable achievement. Each companion explores the scope, ingenuity, and conceptual subtleties of the works of a theorist indispensable to the sociological project. The editors and contributors for each volume are the very best in their fields, and they guide us towards the richest, most creative seams in the writings of their thinker. The results, strikingly consistent from one volume to the next, brush away the years, reanimate what might have been lost, and bring numerous rays of illumination to the most pressing challenges of the present. — Rob Stones, Professor of Sociology, Western Sydney University, Australia

The Anthem Companions, those that have appeared already and those that are to come, will give every sociologist a handy and authoritative guide to all the giants of their discipline. — Stephen Mennell, Professor Emeritus, University College Dublin

Each volume of the Anthem Companions to Sociology examines comprehensively not only a theorist’s distinct approach and unique contributions, but also situates each in reference to the major parameters of mainstream theoretical schools and traditions. This remarkable Series in addition throws into high relief the singular features of modern societies. It promises to set the standard for discussions of Sociology’s long-term development and belongs on the shelves of every social scientist.— Stephen Kalberg, Professor of Sociology Emeritus, Boston University 

This valuable series covers both familiar figures in the history of sociology (such as Max Weber and, prospectively, Marx and Durkheim) and less often treated ones such as Arendt and Troeltsch who are also highly relevant to sociology, broadly conceived. In these books, leading scholars explore important but often neglected aspects of their subjects’ work. — William Outhwaite, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Newcastle University, UK

Author Information

Paul van Seters was Professor of Legal Sociology at Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University, The Netherlands (1978–1999). Since 1999, he is Professor of Globalization and Sustainable Development at Tilburg University.


Anthem Companions to Sociology

Table of Contents

Paul van Seters, The Intellectual Perspective We Call Sociology; 2. Kenneth Winston, Philosophy for the Twice-Born; 3. Ashley Rubin, Personal Institutions, or How Organizations Take on Values beyond Their Technical Role; 4. Lauren B. Edelman, Organizations, Institutions, and Law: The Sociological Significance of Philip Selznick’s Law, Society, and Industrial Justice; 5. Ruth Dukes and Wolfgang Streeck, Post-Industrial Justice? Normativity and Empiricism in a Changing World of Work; 6. Gunther Teubner and Angelo Golia, Digital Constitutionalism: Rethinking Philip Selznick’s Concept of Private Government in the Digital Age; 7. Sanne Taekema, The Promise of the Rule of Law Ideal; 8. Bryan Turner, Philip Selznick on Law and Society: Natural Law, Communitarianism, and Religion; 9. Roger Cotterrell, Selznick’s Concepts of Community and Culture; 10. Jeff Weintraub, Selznick, Sociology, and the Quest for Community; 11. Martin Krygier, Selznick’s Sensibility, or Humanist Science as a Vocation.


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