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Outhwaite, William

Works: 79 works in 483 publications in 5 languages and 10,341 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by William Outhwaite
The Blackwell dictionary of twentieth-century social thought by William Outhwaite( Book )

37 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twentieth-century social thought ranges widely from the social sciences to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences."--Cover
Habermas : a critical introduction by William Outhwaite( Book )

45 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book provides a concise and exceptionally clear introduction to Habermas's work, from his early writings on the public sphere to his most recent work on law and the state. Outhwaite examines all of Habermas's major works and steers a steady course through the many debates to which they have given rise." "A major feature of the book is that it provides a detailed critical analysis of Habermas's most important work, The Theory of Communicative Action. Outhwaite also discusses Habermas's appraisal of Foucault, Derrida and others, his resolute defence of the Enlightenment project and his important recent work on law and democracy."--Jacket
The Blackwell dictionary of modern social thought by William Outhwaite( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Dictionary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the main themes of social thought, principal schools and movements of thought and those institutions that have been the subject of social analysis or engendered significant doctrines and ideas." "Detailed entries cover major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics. These are supplemented by shorter accounts of specific concepts and phenomena." "This second edition updates about 200 entries and includes new entries on the Internet, ethnic cleansing and other topics. Each entry includes suggestions for further reading, and the volume contains a bibliography of all sources cited within the text."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Critical theory and contemporary Europe by William Outhwaite( )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical Theory and Contemporary Europe introduces the major contributions critical theorists made to the study of Europe, from the interwar years to the present time. The work begins with theorists such as Adorno who addressed Nazism and the Holocaust, then moves on to discuss the postwar affluence of capitalist Europe. It proceeds to examine how critical theorists provided much of the analysis that motivated the student and youth movements of 1968 and subsequent alternative social movements. Lastly, it relates the development of a critical theory of state socialism, looking at the works of thinkers such as Arato, Offe, and Habermas and how critical theory is now addressing social issues such as European xenophobia and the future of Europe. This new volume in the Critical Theory and Contemporary Society series brings together critical theory and European studies in a clear, accessible manner and shows the relevance of critical theory to practical political issues
Max Weber and Karl Marx by Karl Löwith( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The SAGE handbook of social science methodology( Book )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook brings together a formidable collection of international contributors to comment on every aspect of the various central issues, complications and controversies in the core methodological traditions
Understanding social life : the method called Verstehen by William Outhwaite( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social theory and postcommunism by William Outhwaite( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social Theory and Postcommunism is a text that analyzes the implications of the fall of communism for social theory. Written by two leading social theorists, the book discusses the thesis that the fall of communism has ruled out alternative conceptions of social organization other than capitalism."--Jacket
The future of society by William Outhwaite( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going to the heart of contemporary social and political debate, William Outhwaite questions whether society is relevant in the 21st century, or whether it is now obsolete. He concludes that we still need a concept of society in order to make sense of theforces which structure our lives
New philosophies of social science : realism, hermeneutics, and critical theory by William Outhwaite( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concept formation in social science by William Outhwaite( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1983, this book examines the problems of concept formation in the social sciences, and in particular sociology, from the standpoint of a realistic philosophy of science. Beginning with a discussion of positivistic, hermeneutic, rationalist and realistic philosophies of science, Dr Outhwaite argues that realism is best able to furnish rational criteria for the choice and specification of social scientific concepts. A realistic philosophy of science therefore acts as his reference point for the dialectical presentation of alternative accounts
Social theory and social criticism : essays for Tom Bottomore( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defending objectivity : essays in honour of Andrew Collier( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Collier is the boldest defender of objectivity - in science, knowledge, thought, action, politics, morality and religion. In this tribute and acknowledgement of the influence his work has had on a wide readership, his colleagues show that they have been stimulated by his thinking and offer challenging responses. This wide-ranging book covers key areas with which defenders of objectivity often have to engage. Sections are devoted to the following: objectivity of value ; objectivity and everyday knowledge ; objectivity in political economy ; objectivity and reflexivity ; objectivity postmodernism and feminism; objectivity and nature. The diverse contributions range from social and political thought to philosophy, reflecting the central themes of Collier's work
The Habermas reader by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European society by William Outhwaite( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accessible to students from first year undergraduates onwards, this text is a well-informed and comprehensive presentation of the state of European society. It brings together dimensions of Europe which are usually treated separately such as: culture, politics, political economy, stratification and inequality
Social theory by William Outhwaite( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a world that is constantly changing, understanding the world has never been more important. But by thinking in neat segments, we miss the big picture. When economists think about globalisation, they often see trade; politicians see institutions and power; artists see a new global aesthetic. Social theory is what sees them all together. Renowned theorist William Outhwaite takes us on a journey through the major thinkers and topics of this often misunderstood discipline. We move from the work of Rousseau to the still powerful insights of Marx and on to the great sociologists, Weber and Durkheim. We probe the big questions - why is religion powerful, where does capitalism come from - and move through the key ideas of the twentieth century thought from the Frankfurt School to Bourdieu and Giddens. Lastly Outhwaite questions the role of social theory today. Where does this vital discipline go next and how will its wide horizons help us stand up to the challenge of the twenty-first century?"--Provided by publisher
Brexit : sociological responses( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book aims to trace the implications of the UK's projected withdrawal from the EU, locating short-term political fluctuations in a broader historical and social context of the transformation of European and global society. It provides a forum for leading Eurosociologists (broadly defined), working inside and outside the UK, to rethink their analyses of the European project and its prospects, as well as to reflect on the likely implications for the UK
Europe since 1989 : transitions and transformations by William Outhwaite( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Introduction : two alternative prefaces to the second edition, 2030? -- 2. After 1989 -- 3. Path dependence : causal models of postcommunist transition -- 4. East-West divergences and convergences -- 5. Convergence and catching up : EU enlargement and colour revolutions -- 6. The Russian enigma -- 7. European democracy and civil society -- 8. Out of the crisis? -- 9. Europeanisation and the European Union -- 10. Appendix on territoriality
The sociology of politics( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Europe by William Outhwaite( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Key words -- 1 European unity: dream and reality -- 2 Globalisation and the European economy -- 3 Territory and governance -- 4 Institutional Europe -- 5 European democracy -- 6 People's Europe -- 7 Europeans against 'Europe' -- 8 The future of Europe in the world -- Postscript -- Appendix -- Index
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The Blackwell dictionary of twentieth-century social thought
Alternative Names
Outhwaite, W

Outhwaite, William 1949-

Outhwaite, William R. 1949-

Habermas : a critical introductionThe Blackwell dictionary of modern social thoughtThe SAGE handbook of social science methodologySocial theory and postcommunismThe future of societyNew philosophies of social science : realism, hermeneutics, and critical theoryConcept formation in social scienceDefending objectivity : essays in honour of Andrew Collier