Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 September 2000

196 Pages


ISBN: 9780198780878

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Gianfranco Poggi

Founders of Modern Political and Social Thought

  • Highly readable and compact presentation of Durkheim's major writings provides an essential overview of his thought
  • Opening biographical chapter puts Durkheim into the intellectual context and generation to which he belonged
  • Exploration of just what Durkheim meant by 'society' fascinating for all those interested in the chief characteristics of modern society
  • Assessment of Durkheim's contribution to political sociology and the sociology of law provides the reader with a key to Durkheim's lasting intellectual significance