Sociological Theory

(with Jan Balon) ‘The impossibility of sociology as a science: arguments from within the discipline’, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 49(3), 2019. Available free online.

‘Prague, Villa Lanna and a Changing Europe’, Philosophy and Social Criticism, 43(3), 2017. Pdf available here.

‘Interview: Sociology of Structure, Sociology as Structure’ Sociology 50(5), 2016. Pdf available here.

‘Reflexivity as situated problem-solving; a pragmatist alternative to general theory’, Sociologica, No1, 2014Available free online.

‘Rethinking moderation in a pragmatist frame’ in Sociologies of Moderation: Problems of Democracy, Expertise and Media, with Alex Smith (editors). Sociological Review Monographs, 2013. Pdf available here.

‘Public Reasoning without Sociology: Amartya Sen’s Theory of Justice’, Sociology, 47(6), 2013. Pdf available here.

(with Stephen Kemp) ‘Questioning contingency in social life: roles, agreement and agency’, Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, 42(4), December 2012 . Pdf available here.

‘Sociology after Fordism: Prospects and Problems’ European Journal of Social Theory, 14(4), 2011. Pdf available here.

‘Pragmatism and the prospects of sociological theory’ Journal of Classical Sociology 11(1), 2011. Pdf available here. Holm

(with Gurminder K. Bhambra) ‘Introduction: The Challenges of Translation in Interdisciplinary Research’ Journal of Historical Sociology 24(1) 2011. Pdf available here.

‘Sociology’s misfortune: disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and the impact of audit culture’, British Journal of Sociology, 61(4), 2010. Pdf available here.

‘The challenge of global social inquiry’. Contribution to Debate: Global Social Inquiry in Sociological Research Online, 14(4), 2009. Available online here.

‘From 1968 to 1951: How Habermas transformed Marx into Parsons’ in G.K. Bhambra and I. Demir (eds) 1968 in Retrospect: History, Theory, Alterity (Palgrave, 2009). Pdf available here.

‘Contemporary sociological theory: post-Parsonian developments’ in B.S. Turner (ed) The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, 3rd Edition (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008).

‘”Only connect”: the challenge of globalization for the social sciences’ 21st Century Society 2(1), 2007. Pp. 79-93. Pdf available here.

‘Sociology as professional practice and public discourse’ Sociological Theory 25(1), 2007. Pp. 46-66. Pdf available here.

‘Talcott Parsons in his times and ours’ In J. Holmwood (ed) Talcott Parsons (International Library of Essays in the History of Political Thought, Ashgate, (2006). Pp. xiii-li. Pdf available here.

‘Economics, sociology and “the professional complex”’ in American Journal of Economics and Sociology 65(1) 2006. Pp 127-60. Pdf available here.

‘Functionalism and its critics’ in A. Harrington (ed) Modern Social Theory (Oxford University Press, 2005) Pp 87-109. Pdf available here.

(with S. Kemp) ‘Realism, regularity and social explanation’  in Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 33(2) 2003. Pp 165-188. Pdf available here.

(with M. O’Malley) ‘Evolutionary and functionalist approaches to historical sociology’  in G. Delanty, M. Somers (eds) The Handbook of Historical Sociology (Sage, 2002) Pp 39-58. Pdf available here.

(in Italian) ‘After the ideological age: Talcott Parsons and the profession of sociology’ Quaderni di Teoria Sociale 2002. Pp 61-83.

‘Gender and critical realism: a critique of Sayer’ Sociology 35(4) 2001. Pp 947-65. Pdf available here.

‘Sociology and its audience(s): changing perceptions of sociological argument’ in J. Eldridge et al (eds) For Sociology: Legacies and Prospects (Sociologypress, 2000) Pp 33-55.

‘Radical sociology: what’s left?’ in P. Bagguley, J. Hearn (eds) Transforming Politics: Power and Resistance (Macmillan, 1999) Pp. 277-93.

‘Abject theory’ Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology 22(2), 1996. Pp. 86-108. Pdf available here.

‘Feminist epistemology: what kind of successor science?’ Sociology 29(3) 1995. Pp. 411-428. Pdf available here.

(with A. Stewart) ‘Synthesis and fragmentation in social theory: a progressive solution’  Sociological Theory, 12(1), 1994. Pp. 83-100. Pdf available here.

‘Review essay on Alexander Theoretical Logic in SociologySociology 16(4) 1982, 17(3) 1983, 18(1) 1984, 19(1) 1985. 12pp

‘Talcott Parsons and the development of his system’ British Journal of Sociology 34(4) 1983. Pp. 573-90. Pdf available here.

‘Action, system and norm in the action frame of reference’ Sociological Review 31(2) 1983. Pp. 310-336. Pdf available here.