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Runciman, W. G. (Walter Garrison) 1934-

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Works: 87 works in 745 publications in 8 languages and 15,461 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JA71, 300.1
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Most widely held works about W. G Runciman
 
Most widely held works by W. G Runciman
Philosophy, politics, and society, fifth series : a collection by Peter Laslett( Book )

120 editions published between 1956 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 48-70: MacIntyre, Alasdair: A mistake about causality in social Science
Social science and political theory by W. G Runciman( Book )

116 editions published between 1963 and 1997 in 8 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relative deprivation and social justice : a study of attitudes to social inequality in twentieth-century England by W. G Runciman( Book )

77 editions published between 1900 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critique of Max Weber's philosophy of social science by W. G Runciman( Book )

43 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on social theory by W. G Runciman( Book )

70 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Max Weber : selections in translation by Max Weber( Book )

20 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface <br> PublisherG++s note <br> Biographical summary <br>Part I The Foundations of Social Theory: Introduction <br>1 The nature of social action <br>2 Basic categories of social organisation <br>3 Classes, status groups and parties <br>Part II The Methodology of the Social Sciences: Introduction <br>4 Value-judgements in social science <br>5 The concept of G++following a ruleG++ <br>6 The logic of historical explanation <br>Part III Ideology: Introduction <br>7 Protestant asceticism and the spirit of capitalism <br>8 The soteriology of the underprivileged <br>9 The religions of Asia <br>Part IV Politics: Introduction <br>10 Politics as a vocation <br>11 The nature of charismatic domination <br>12 Socialism <br>13 Economic policy and the national interest in imperial Germany <br>14 The prospects for liberal democracy in Tsarist Russia <br>Part V Economic and Social History: Introduction <br>15 Urbanisation and social structure in the ancient world <br>16 Government, kinship and capitalism in China <br>17 The origins of industrial capitalism in Europe <br>18 The development of bureaucracy and its relation to law <br>Part IV Miscellaneous Topics: Introduction <br>19 Race relations <br>20 Industrial psychology <br>21 The stock exchange <br>22 The history of the piano <br>23 Freudianism <br>24 Sociology and biology <br> Index <br>
Sociology in its place, and other essays by W. G Runciman( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social animal by W. G Runciman( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is intended as an introduction to sociology and sets out the present extent of our knowledge about how human groups, communitites, institutions and societies work, and the social forces that act upon the people who live within them
Plato's later epistemology by W. G Runciman( Book )

26 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great books, bad arguments : Republic, Leviathan, & the Communist manifesto by W. G Runciman( Book )

18 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plato's Republic, Hobbes's Leviathan, and Marx's Communist Manifesto are universally acknowledged classics of Western political thought. But how strong are the core arguments on which they base their visions of the good society that they want to bring into being? In this lively and provocative book, W.G. Runciman shows where and why they fail, even after due allowance has been made for the different historical contexts in which they wrote. Plato, Hobbes, and Marx were all passionately convinced that justice, peace, and order could be established if only their teachings were implemented and the right people put into power. But Runciman makes a powerful case to the effect that all three were irredeemably naive in their assumptions about how human societies function and evolve and how human behavior could be changed. Yet despite this, Runciman insists that Republic, Leviathan, and The Communist Manifesto remain great books. Born of righteous anger and frustration, they are masterfully eloquent pleas for better worlds - worlds that Plato, Hobbes, and Marx cannot bring themselves to admit to be unattainable."--Jacket
Evolution of social behaviour patterns in primates and man : a joint discussion meeting of the Royal Society and the British Academy( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of cultural and social selection by W. G Runciman( Book )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Theory of Cultural and Social Selection, W.G. Runciman presents an original and wide-ranging account of the fundamental process by which human cultures and societies come to be of the different kinds that they are. Drawing on and extending recent advances in neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory, Runciman argues that collective human behaviour should be analyzed as the acting-out of information transmitted at the three separate but interacting levels of heritable variation and competitive selection - the biological, the cultural, and the social. The implications which this carries for a reformulation of the traditional agenda of comparative and historical sociology are explored with the help of selected examples, and located within the context of current debates about sociological theory and practice. The Theory of Cultural and Social Selection is a succinct and highly imaginative contribution to one of the great intellectual debates of our times, from one of the world's leading social theorists"--Provided by publisher
The origin of human social institutions( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The methodology of social theory by W. G Runciman( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hutton and Butler : lifting the lid on the workings of power( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book offer insights into the events and controversies that have dominated the news agenda for the last two years. Between them, the Hutton and Butler reports lifted the lid on the most intimate workings of those who strive to convert information into a weapon
British sociology seen from without and within( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at the current state of sociology in Britain from a number of varying perspectives, this text considers a number of questions and issues in the field, identifying recurring themes in these reflections
Confessions of a reluctant theorist : selected essays of W.G. Runciman by W. G Runciman( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Very different, but much the same : the evolution of English society since 1714 by W. G Runciman( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes as its starting point the distribution of political, ideological, and economic power between English society's constituent roles from the time when Daniel Defoe was writing Robinson Crusoe, and argues that Defoe would find it remarkably similar three centuries later despite all the changes in technology, lifestyles, amenities, beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values by which he would no doubt be astonished. 0The disjunction between the two is explained by bringing to bear the approach of current evolutionary sociological theory in which the reproduction or extinction of a society's institutional practices is traced to selective environmental pressures which are independent of the personal motives and subjective experiences of the individuals whose practices they are. It is further argued that the rates of high absolute and low relative social mobility that sociologists have documented in detail for the twentieth century are likely to have been much the same during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The conclusion drawn is that for as long as the country was not defeated in a European war, the probability of a radical change in institutional distribution of power was extremely low throughout, however much contemporary observers or later historians would have either welcomed or deplored it
A treatise on social theory by W. G Runciman( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Garrison Runciman, Walter 1934-

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Garry Runciman, 3rd Viscount Runciman of Doxford Brits politicus

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Runciman of Doxford, Viscount, 1934-

Runciman, W. G.

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Runciman, W. G. Walter Garrison

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Walter Garrison Runciman

Walter Runciman, 3. Viscount Runciman of Doxford britischer Soziologe

ギャリー・ランシマン (第3代ドックスフォードのランシマン子爵)

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A critique of Max Weber's philosophy of social scienceA treatise on social theoryMax Weber : selections in translationSociology in its place, and other essaysThe social animalGreat books, bad arguments : Republic, Leviathan, & the Communist manifestoEvolution of social behaviour patterns in primates and man : a joint discussion meeting of the Royal Society and the British AcademyThe theory of cultural and social selection