Selznick Interviewed: Philip Selznick in Conversation with Roger Cotterrell

27 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2004

See all articles by Roger Cotterrell

Roger Cotterrell

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

Abstract

Philip Selznick enjoys world-wide respect as a sociologist and, unusually among prominent contemporary sociological theorists, he has made law a main focus of his work. A leading pioneer of Anglo-American legal sociology since the 1950s, he has pursued a distinctive scholarly approach, founded in Deweyan pragmatism, that treats ideals and values as fundamental concerns of social science, integral to its methods and aims. This orientation was first developed in his work in the sociology of organizations and is central to his sociology of law and to his writings since the 1980s on communitarianism, which combine philosophical and sociological analysis.

Suggested Citation

Cotterrell, Roger, Selznick Interviewed: Philip Selznick in Conversation with Roger Cotterrell. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=591527

Roger Cotterrell (Contact Author)

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law ( email )

Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
United Kingdom
+44 (0)207 882 3936 (Phone)
+44(0)208 981 8733 (Fax)

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
21
Abstract Views
1,872
PlumX Metrics