Colonialism and Modern Social Theory, Polity: Cambridge, forthcoming July 2021. Link to further information here.

[On the role of colonialism and empire in the formation of modern social theory – from Hobbes to Hegel, Tocqueville, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Du Bois]




Sociologie, veřejnost, politika, Filosofie: Prague, 2019. (in Czech. Translated essays: Sociology, Publics, Politics)






(with Therese O’Toole) Countering Extremism in British Schools? The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair, Bristol: Policy Press, 2018.

Pdf of introduction.

Review: Peter Oborne, Middle East Eye, 28 February 2018. ‘Trojan Horse affair: When government and media colluded to vilify the Muslim community‘.



(with John Scott, editors) A Handbook of British Sociology,  London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014.







(with Alex Smith, editors) Sociologies of Moderation: Problems of Democracy, Expertise and Media, Sociological Review Monographs, 2013.






(Editor) A Manifesto for the Public University, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2011.

Available to read free online here.






(editor) Talcott Parsons International Library of Essays in the History of Political Thought, Ashgate, 2006. Pdf of Introductory essay.


(with P. Sulkunen, H. Radner, G. Schulze, editors) Constructing the New Consumer Society, London: Macmillan, 1997.






(editor) Social Stratification: 3 Volumes, International Library of Critical Writings in Sociology, Edward Elgar, 1997.


Founding Sociology? Talcott Parsons and the Idea of General Theory, London: Longman, 1996.







(with A. Stewart) Explanation and Social Theory, London, Macmillan, 1991.