does not only bring a short overview of contemporary social and political theories, but each chapter situates the concepts of an author or a theoretical trend in relation to earlier strands as well as later developments. Delanty and Turner have produced a major reference work for the social sciences and undoubtedly the best overall presentation of social theories available today in English.This Handbook
makes all previous collections with similar titles look obsolete and unfinished.' Yves Laberge, European Political Science, February 2013
About the Author
Gerard Delanty is Professor of Sociology and Social & Political Thought at the University of Sussex. He has edited several volumes, including (with Krishan Kumar) the Handbook of Nations and Nationalism (Sage, 2006), and the Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory (Routledge, 2006). His most recent book is The Cosmopolitan Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
Stephen Turner is Graduate Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida. He is the author or editor of a number of books on Max Weber, including the Cambridge Companion (Cambridge University Press, 2000), and other books including The Social Theory of Practices (Polity Press, 1994), Liberal Democracy 3.0 (Sage, 2003), and Explaining the Normative (Polity Press, 2010).