Professor Martin Albrow 马丁·阿尔布劳教授

In a career in sociology spanning over 50 years Martin Albrow, PhD (University of Cambridge), held the Chair in Sociological Theory in the University of Wales in Cardiff before becoming Professor Emeritus in 1989. Since then, he has held visiting positions in numerous institutions, including the Eric Voegelin chair in Munich, and chairs in the London School of Economics, State University of New York, Stonybrook, and the Beijing Foreign Studies University. He has been Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, and the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Studies “Law as Culture”, Bonn University. He is now based in London, acting as Honorary Vice-President of the British Sociological Association;  Honorary President of Global China Academy.

Currently a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in the UK, in the past he has been President of the British Sociological Association, Editor of the journal Sociology and founding editor of International Sociology, the journal of the International Sociological Association. 

His first visit to China was in 1987 on an observational tour with the State Family Planning Commission and in recent years he has contributed to the annual Symposium on China Studies with the Academy of Social Sciences and the Ministry of Culture of the PRC.

His specialties include social theory, organization theory and Max Weber’s thought, and he is internationally known for his pioneering work on globalization. His The Global Age: State and Society beyond Modernity (1996) won the European Amalfi Prize in 1997. Other books include Bureaucracy (1970), Max Weber’s Construction of Social Theory (1990), Globalization, Knowledge and Society (1990, ed. with E. King), the first book with the keyword 'globalization' in tilte (book reviewed by Roland Robertson, Contemproray Sociology, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jan., 1992), Do Organizations Have Feelings? (1997), Sociology: The Basics (1999), Global Civil Society (co-editor) in 2006/7, 2007/8 and 2011, and Global Age Essays on Social and Cultural Change (2014).  China's Role in a Shared Human Future: Towards Theory for Global Leadership (2018). 

Research interests: Social and cultural aspects of globalization; global civil society and global governance; regionalism in global governance; narratives of nationality and globality; cosmopolitanism and communitarianism; the society concept in sociological theory; sociological concepts in comparative perspective; integrity, responsibility and collectivities.



Video 1 Has the Global Age Come to an End? Part 1,ICUB Research Institute of the University of Bucharest,Published on 27 Feb 2017  




2018 China's Role in a Shared Human Future: Towards Theory for Global Leadership. London: Global Century Press; Beijing: New World Press 
2014 Global Age Essays on Social and Cultural Change,Klostermann Vittorio Gmbh.
2014 Burocrazia, Translated by Alfabeto Treccani (Italian Edition) Kindle Edition, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana fondata da Giovanni Treccani.
1999 Sociology: The Basics. London and New York: Routledge, pp xiv + 203. ISBN 0- 415-17263- 2 (hb) and 0-415-17264-0 (pb). 2001 Japanese translation by Yasuyuki Sato and K. Uchida. ISBN4-8188-1378-8
1997 Do Organizations Have Feelings ? London and New York: Routledge, pp xiii + 184. ISBN  0415115469 (hb) and 0415115477 (pb).
1997 The Global Age: State and Society beyond Modernity. Stanford CA: Stanford University Press. Pp. 246. ISBN 080472869-0 (hb) and 2870-0 (pb)
1996  The Global Age: State and Society beyond Modernity . Cambridge: Polity Press, pp 246.  ISBN 0-7456-1188-5 (hb) and 1189-3 (pb) (also translated also into Persian details unverified)
2007  Das Globale Zeitalter. Translated by Frank Jakubzik. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.  Pp 370. ISBN: 351845868X 9783518458686  2001 The Global Age ( Chinese). Translated by Gau Xiangze and Feng Ling, Beijing: Shangwu   Yishuguan. pp 403.ISBN: 7100032946  2000 The Global Age (Japanese). Translated by Yasuyuki Sato. Tokyo: Nihon Keizai Hyoron Sha.  Pp. 375. ISBN 4-8188-1207-2.
1998  Abschied vom Nationalstaat: Staat und Gesellschaft im Globalen Zeitalter.Translated by  Frank Jakubzik. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, pp. 330. ISBN 3- 518-40966-2.
1992  Bureaucracy (8th printing). London: Pall Mall; New York: Praeger; London:Macmillan (pb). 157 pp.   
1990  Max Weber's Construction of Social Theory, London: Macmillan; New York: St Martin's,  pp. 316. ISBN 0-333-28544-1 (hb) and 28546-8 (pb)   
1974d Bureaucracy (Japanese). Translated by A. Kimimura. Tokyo: Orion Press.
1973b La Burocrazia. Translated by Vittoria Mortara. Bologna: Il Mulino
1972d  Byrakratiet.  Translated by E.A. Kristoffersen. Oslo: Cappelen.
1972c  Byrakrati. Translated by Margareta Backlund. Stockholm: Wahlström and Widstrand.             
1972b Bürokratie. Translated by Ulrike Roeckl. Munich: List.
1971   Bureaucratie. Translated by E.D. de Jong. Rotterdam: Universitaire Pers.
1970   Bureaucracy. London: Pall Mall; New York: Praeger; London:Macmillan (pb).157 pp.

Edited Volumes

2014 editor and translator (with Elisabeth King-Utz) of Niklas Luhmann, A Sociological Theory of Law. London: Routledge
2011  with Hakan Seckinelgin Hakan Seckinelgin, Global Civil Society 2011: Globality and the Absence of  Justice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.  
2008  with Mary Kaldor, Helmut Anheier, Marlies Glasius, and Monroe E. Price, eds. Global Civil Society 2007/8: Communicative Power and Democracy. London: Sage.
2007  with Mary Kaldor, Helmut Anheier and Marlies Glasius,Global Civil Society 2006/7. London: Sage.
1990  with Elizabeth King, Globalization, Knowledge and Society: Readings from International Sociology,  London, Newbury Park and New Delhi: Sage in association with the International Sociological Association, pp 280.
1972  with Paul Halmos, Sociology of Science, The Sociological Review Monograph18. Keele University, pp. 226. 1972  with Paul Halmos, Hungarian Sociological Studies, The Sociological Review Monograph 17. Keele  University, pp 332.  

Journal Articles

2011  with Michael Banton and Charles Taylor, 'Review Symposium: Joachim Radkau Max Weber: A   Biography, tr. Patrick Camiller., Cambridge, Polity,' Sociology, 45: 168-72.
2009  (a)'La mondialisation déconstruite par la sociologie ', À propos de : S. Sassen, La Globalisation. Une sociologie, Gallimard,  in La Vie des Idées, on line journal,
  , 04.06.2009. 
           (b) 'The Crisis is More Than Economics: Creating a Global Culture of Responsibility' with Colin I. Bradford Jr., Brookings Institution,   also in English and French 'Le G20 et l'invention d'une responsabilité publique mondiale' in La Vie des Idées, on line journal, , 01.04.2009.
2007   'A New Decade of the Global Age, 1996-2006', Globality Studies Journal, on-line publication. No. 8, July 17, 2007.
2005  (a) 'Reconstituting the Public-Private Divide under Global Conditions: the Case of Dutch and  British Water Management', with Willemijn Dicke, Global Social Policy, 5(2): 227-248. 
           (b) 'The Sector Swappers', Third Sector, 26th October, p.35
2003  'Dramatis Personae for Pangaea Two', Erwägen Wissen Ethik, Jhrg. 14, pp. 88-90.
2001  'Max Weber and Globalization' (in Bulgarian) Socjologicheski Problemij (Sociological Problems:  Journal of the Institute of Sociology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) 33:167-76. 
1998  `Europa im globalen Zeitalter', Berliner Journal für Soziologie, 8:411-420.   ISSN  0863-1808.
1996    `German Sociology under the Spell of Modernity', Soziologische Revue 19: 437-442.
1994    (with John Eade, Neil Washbourne and Jorg Durrschmidt) `The Impact of Globalization on  Sociological Concepts: Community, Culture and Milieu', Innovation: the European Journal  of Social Sciences 7:371-389. ISSN 1012-8050. (See also Book Chapters in John Eade (ed) 1997).
1993    `Local Ills and Global Remedies: Presentiments for European Sociology in the British  Experience', (Plenary Address to the First European Conference of  Sociology) Innovation  in Social Science Research,6:135-145, ISSN 1012-8050 
1992   `Sine Ira et Studio - or Do Organizations Have Feelings', Organization Studies,13: 313- 329 ISSN, 0170-8406.
1991   `Internationalism as a Publication Project: Experience in Editing an International Sociological Journal', Current Sociology, 39, 101-18.
1991  `Societies as Constructed Facts: the Weberian Approach to Social Reality' translated as
1990   `Values, Strategic Planning and the Welfare State: the Collapse of Social Policy', The  Annals of the International Institute of Sociology, Rome. New Series 1: 87- 98.
1987  `Sociology for One World', Editorial, International Sociology 2 : 1-12.
1986  `The Undergraduate Curriculum in Sociology - "a Core for Humane Education"', BSA   Presidential Address, Sociology 20 : 335-46.
1986   `O zastosowaniu Weberowskiego pojecia racjonalizacji do warunkow wspolizasmych'.  Kultura i Spoleczenstwo, Journal of the Sociological Section of the Polish Academy of  Sciences, 30 : 65-84. (For translated revised version, see below in Book Chapters: 1987 'The  Application...'.)
1985  `Systemi na dielvost i pripodni systemi: dva doplivashchi se podhoda pri isledvanije na obshchestvo' (Action systems and natural systems: two complementary approaches in the study of society),
            Socjologicheski Problemij (Sociological Problems: Journal of the Institute of Sociology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) 17 : 11-22.
1981 `... law, ideology, law, ideology, law, ideology ... sociology?', British Journal of Sociology 32  : 127-36.
1976   Part Two of Max Weber, `R. Stammler's "Surmounting" of the Materialist Conception of  History", British Journal of Law and Society 3 : 17-43. 
1975  `Legal Positivism and Bourgeois Materialism: Max Weber's View of the Sociology of Law',  British Journal of Law and Society 2 : 14-31. Reprinted in 1991  (see Book Chapters).
1975  Introduction to and translation of Max Weber, `R. Stammler's "Surmounting" of the Materialist Conception of History", Part One, British Journal of Law and Society 2 : 129-52.
1974  Reprinted in Supplementary Material to People and Organizations, Milton Keynes: Open  University Press. Pp 9-15.
1974  `Dialectical and Categorical Paradigms of a Science of Society', The Sociological Review 22: 183-201.
1972  `Weber on Legitimate Norms and Authority: A Comment on Martin E. Spencer's Account',  British Journal of Sociology XXIII : 483-7.
1971  `Public Administration and Sociological Theory' (The Lister Lecture), The advancement of  Science 27 : 347-56.
1969  `On the Civilizing Process' (Review Article), Jewish Journal of Sociology XI : 227-36.
1967  `Ritual and Reason in the Selection of Students', Universities Quarterly 21 : 141-51.
1966   `The Influence of Accommodation upon 64 Reading University Students: an ex post facto experimental study', British Journal of Sociology XVII : 403-18.
1964   `The Sociology of Organizations' (Review Article),  British Journal of Sociology XV : 350-7.  

Book Chapters

Forthcoming. '"Big Society" as a Rhetorical Intervention' in The Big Society Debate:  A New Agenda for Social Welfare?   edited by Armine Ishkanian, Simon Szreter, and Hakan Seckinelgin. London: Edward Elgar.   
2011  (a) Introduction: Globality and the Absence of Justice', with Hakan Seckinelgin in Martin Albrow and  Hakan Seckinelgin, eds, Global Civil Society 2011: Globality and the Absence of Justice.
Basingstoke:  Palgrave Macmillan. Pp 1-7. 
            (b) 'Un choc, quel choc? À propos : N. Ferguson, C. Maier, E. Manela and D. Sargent, eds., The Shock of the Global : The 1970s in Perspective, Harvard University Press, 2010  in La Vie des Idées, on line journal, 02.07.2011. Also published as 'Shock, What Shock' in .
            (c) 'Conclusion: Can Global Civil Society Answer the Hobbesian Problem? in Marlies Glasius and Denisa Kostovicova, editors, Bottom-up Politics: An agency Centred Approach to Globalization. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp 241-255.  
2010    'Summits as Narratives Between Leaders and their Publics', Chapter 28 in Toward the   Consolidation of the G20: From Crisis Committee to Global Steering Committee, Papers from the G20  Seoul Summit, Korea Development  Institute and The Brookings Institution, Seoul.
2008    (a) 'Democratizing Global Governance: Achieving Goals while Aspiring to Free and Equal Communication', with Fiona Holland, Chapter 13 in James W. St. G. Walker and Andrew S. Thompson, eds., Critical Mass: The Emergence of Global Civil Society.  Waterloo, Ont: Wilfrid  Laurier University Press and Centre for International Governance Innovation.Pp. 251-279. 
             (b) 'Introduction: Democracy and the Possibility of a Global Public Sphere' , with Marlies Glasius, in Martin Albrow, Helmut Anheier, Marlies Glasius, Monroe E. Price and Mary Kaldor, eds., Global Civil Society
2007/8: Communicative Power and Democracy.
London: Sage. Pp 1-18 
2007    (a) Das Globale Zeitalter. Frankfurt am Main. Suhrkamp, pp 384. ISBN 978-3-518-45868-6. New expanded edition of 1996 (1998) Abschied vom Nationalstaat. 
  (b) Introduction: Violence and the Possibility of Global Civility' with Helmut Anheier, in Mary Kaldor, Martin Albrow, Helmut Anheier and Marlies Glasius, eds. Global Civil Society2006/7. London: Sage. Pp.1-17. 
             (c) 'Regionalism in global governance', with Colin I. Bradford, Ch. 11 in Andrew  F. Cooper, Christopher W. Hughes, Philippe de Lombaerde, eds., Regionalisation and Global Governance: The Taming of Globalisation, London: Routledge. Pp. 230-248. 
             (d) 'Situating Global Social Relations' , Chapter 15 in Ino Rossi ed., Frontiers of Globalization Research, New York: Springer. Pp 317-332. 
             (e) 'Unfinished Work: The Career of a European Sociologist', Chapter 1 in Mathieu Deflem ed., Sociologists in a Global Age: Biographical Perspectives. London: Ashgate. Pp. 15-28.
2005   'Global Shift und seine Konsequenzen für die Soziologie' in Nikolai Genov Hrg. Die Entwicklung des Soziologischen Wissens, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften (translation of 2004) Pp37- 58. 
2004     'The Global Shift and its Consequences for Sociology' in Nikolai Genov ed. Advances in Sociological Knowledge Over half a Century. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften (new edition of 2002). 
2002    'The Global Shift and its Consequences for Sociology' in Nikolai Genov ed. Advances in Sociological Knowledge Over half a Century,International Social Science Council, Paris. Pp. 25-45. 
2001    'Globalization after Modernization: a New Paradigm for Development Studies' in Frans J. Schuurman ed. Globalization and Development Studies: Challenges for the 21st Century. London: Sage. Pp. 3-14.
2001    'Society as Social Diversity: The Challenge for Governance in the Global Age' in Governance in the  21st Century , Paris: OECD. Pp. 149-182.
2000    'Rethinking State and Citizenship under Globalized Conditions' (with Darren O'Byrne) in Henri Goverde ed. Global and European Polity?, Aldershot: Ashgate. Pp. 65-82.
1999    'The position of the moderns in conditions of globality' in Gert Schmidt and Rainer Trinczek  eds. Globalisierung: Okonomische und soziale Herausforderungen and Ende des 20ten  Jahrhunderts, Soziale Welt  Sonderband 13. Baden Baden: Nomos. Pp 551-564.
1999   'Nacionalidade e Identidade na Era Global', in Joao Barroso ed. Globalizacao e Identidade  Nacional. Sao Paulo: Editora Atlas S.A. Pp. 19-37.
1999   `Die Weltgesellschaft: Willkommen im Globalen Zeitalter' in Armin Pongs ed. In Welcher  Gesellschaft Leben wir Eigentlich?. Munich: Dilemma Verlag, pp 27- 46. ISBN 3-9805822- 4-8.
1998   `Auf dem Weg zu einer globalen Gesellschaft?' in Ulrich Beck ed. Perspektiven der  Weltgesellschaft. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp. Pp.411-434. ISBN 3-518-40916-6.
1997    with John Eade, Neil Washbourne and Jorg Durrschmidt, `The Impact of Globalization on  Sociological Concepts: Community, Culture and Milieu' in Living the Global City, edited by John  Eade.  London: Routledge. Pp. 20-36. (Republication of Article, 1994).
1996    `Travelling beyond Local Culture: Socioscapes in a Global City' in Giorgio de Finis and  Laura Zanfrini, eds. Cultura Locale e Migrazioni in Europa. Fondazione Cariplo -  I.S.MU. Milano, pp. 89-10. Also in 
1997   John Eade ed. Living the Global City. London: Routledge. Pp.37-55. Also 
1997    translated as 'Auf Reisen jenseits der Heimat. Soziale Landschaften in einer globalen  Stadt' in Ulrich Beck ed. Kinder der Freiheit. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp. Pp 288-314.  Also 2000   reprinted in part in John Beynon and David Dunkerley eds. Globalization: the Reader, London: Athlone Press. Pp. 81-86. ISBN 0-485-00400-3 hbk.
1995   `Globalization', Ch. 15 in Robert J. Brym ed. New Society: Sociology for the 21st Century,  Toronto: Harcourt Brace. Pp.15:1- 15:26. ISSN 0-7747-3300-4. Revised in
1998    `Globalization', Ch. 17 in Robert J. Brym ed. New Society: Sociology for the 21st Century, 2nd ed. revised, Toronto: Harcourt Brace. Pp. 412-437. ISBN 0-7747-3568-6. Revised in 
2001    'Globalization', Ch. 17 in Robert J. Brym ed. New Society: Sociology for the 21st Century, 3rd  ed. revised, Toronto: Harcourt Brace. Pp. 423-448. ISBN 0-7747- 3687-9. Revised as 2004    'Global Society', Ch. 18 in Robert J. Brym ed. New Society: Sociology for the 21st  Century, 4th ed. revised, Toronto: Nelson, Thomson Learning, Pp. 465- 91.  ISBN
1994    `Accounting for Organizational Feeling' in Organizing Modernity: New Weberian Perspectives on Work, Organization and Modernity, edited by Larry J. Ray and  Michael Reed. London: Routledge. 98-121, ISBN 0-415-08917-4.
1993    `The Changing British Role in European Sociology' in Sociology in Europe: in Search of Identity, edited by Birgitta Nedelmann and Piotr Sztompka. Berlin: de Gruyter. 81-97, ISBN 3-11-013845-X.
1993     `Skills and Capacities in the Sociology Curriculum' in Sociology in Action edited by  Malcolm Cross and Geoff Payne. London: Macmillan. 225-242, ISBN 1993     `Reflections on the World Reception of Max Weber' in Knowledge and Passion: Essays in   Honour of John Rex, edited by Herminio Martins. London: I.B Tauris. 79-98.
1991     Las sociedads como hechos construidos: el enfoque de Weber de la realidad social', in Sociologia:Unidad y Diversidad edited by Teresa Gonzalez de la Fe, Madrid: Consejo Superior de  Investigaciones Cientificas. 75-92. For separate translation and publication see under Articles, 1991.
1991   `Irrationality and Personality: Weber's Theory of Needs and Emotions', in H.J. Helle (ed),  Verstehen and Pragmatism, Frankfurt am Main, Bern, New York and Paris: Peter Lang. pp  25-32.
1991   `Legal Positivism and Bourgeois Materialism: Max Weber's View of the Sociology of Law',  in Max Weber: Critical Assessments, edited by Peter Hamilton. London: Routledge. (Republication of  Article, 1975).
1990    Introduction to Globalization, Knowledge and Society, (for details see under Edited Volumes), pp 3-13
1989   `Sociology in Britain after the Second World War', in N. Genov (ed.), Building National  Traditions in Sociology after World War II. London: Sage.
1989    `Die Rezeption Max Webers in der britischen Soziologie', in J. Weiss (ed.), Max Weber  Heute. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp. pp. 165-186.
1987   `The Application of the Weberian Concept of Rationalization to Contemporary Conditions',  in S. Whimster and S. Lash (eds.), Max Weber, Rationality and Modernity, 164-82. London:  Allen and Unwin.
1987   `Der Begriff des Sozialen im Werk von Marx und Weber', in S. Böckler and J. Weiss (eds.),  Beiträge zur sozial- wissenschaftlichen Forschung No. 100, Marx  oder Weber? Zur  Aktualisierung einer Kontroverse, 48-59.  Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag.
1982   `Institutionalisierungsforschung in Grossbritannien', in H.J. Helle (ed.), op. cit., 159-74.
1982   `Beyond Naturalism: Values as a Topic for Interpretative Sociology', in H.J. Helle (ed.), Kultur und Institution, 25-44. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. 
1980   `The Dialectic of Science and Values in the Study of Organizations', in G. Salaman and K. Thompson (eds.),  Control and Ideology in Organizations, 278-96. Milton Keynes: Open  University Press. 
1974    `Is a Science of Organizations Possible?', in People and Organizations, Unit 16, 27-47.  Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
1971   `The Role of the Sociologist as a Professional - the Case of Planning', in The Sociological  Review Monograph No. 16, edited by Paul Halmos, 1-19.
1968   `The Study of Organizations - Objectivity or Bias?', in  Penguin Social Science Survey, 146- 67. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Reprinted in 
1973    G. Salaman and K. Thompson (eds.),  People and Organizations,  397-413. Longmans for Open University Press.  

Dictionary and Encyclopaedia Entries

Forthcoming. 'Global Age' in George Ritzer, ed., Encyclopedia of Globalization, Oxford: Blackwell.
2012.  'Global Terminology', 'Universalism', 'Values', 'World Order, Visions of' entries in Helmut Anheier and Mark Juergensmeyer, eds., Encyclopaedia of Global Studies, London: Sage.
2003    'Globalization' in The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought, edited by William Outhwaite,. Oxford: Blackwell. 257-60. ISBN 0-631-22164-6 (revision of 1993).
1993    `Globalization' in The Blackwell Dictionary of Twentieth Century Social Thought, edited by  William Outhwaite and Tom Bottomore. Oxford: Blackwell. 248-9, ISBN 0-631-15262-8
1992   `British Sociology' in Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by E.F. and M.L. Borgatta.  New  York: Macmillan. 146-51. ISBN 0-02-897052-7
1991   `Burocrazia', in Enciclopedia delle Scienze Sociali. Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana  fondata da Giovanni Treccani. Vol. 1: 590-609.
1987   `Bureaucracy', in V. Bogdanor (ed.), Encyclopedia of Political Institutions. Oxford:  Blackwell.
1968   `Bureaucracy' and 'Rationality', in A Dictionary of Sociology, edited by G. Duncan Mitchell,  20-2, 143-4. London: Routledge.  

Shorter Publications

2010  (a) 'Globalization is not equal to national interest', Op-ed, China Daily, 01.07.10. 
            (b) 'Viewpoint: Fit for Purpose, how civil society can shape higher education' with Amanda Tincknell in Caritas, 33, August. pp 10-11
2008  (a) 'Gordon Brown, Adam Smith and an Opportunity for Sociology,' in Network, Newsletter of the British Sociological Association, No 99, Spring/Summer, pp. 9-10. 
            (b) with Willemijn Dicke and Sabine Selchow, 'Globe Speak: global issues and global narratives', in  he Broker, No 7, April, pp 20-21, also online .
2001  (a) 'Sociology after the Third Way in the UK and the USA', Network, Newsletter of the British  Sociological Association, No. 78, January, pp. 10-12. 
           (b) 'Global Justice and American Dreams' in Inquiries, Center for Free Inquiry, Hanover, Indiana, p.9.
2000   (a) 'Commentary: Trade and the Environment after Seattle', Environmental Change and Security Project Report,    Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson Center, pp. 111-112. 
             (b) 'A New British Monograph Publisher: sociology press', Footnotes, ASA, 28:9, p. 7.
1998    (a) `Faults and Defaults: Sociological Narratives for the Global Age' (ASA Plenary Address),  Network, Newsletter of the British Sociological Association, January, pp. 8-9. 
              (b) Podium: 'There is a thing called society' The Independent, London, 15 September.
1996     `On Being Summoned to History and Sociology', Theory: Newsletter of the  Research  Committee on Social Theory of the International Sociological Association. Spring, pp.  2-5.
1994   `Globalization: Myths and Realities', Inaugural Lecture, Roehampton Institute London.  ISBN 1-871954-28-2 
1990   Introductions to sections in Globalization, Knowledge and Society, (for details see under Edited Volumes),  pp. 17-18, 61-62, 101-2, 155-6, 233-4. 
1990   `Norbert Elias (1897-1990): A Memoir', International Sociology, 5, 371-2.
1989  `A World of Facts'. Times Higher Education Supplement, 21.4.89.
1986  `A Degree Curriculum Committee for the BSA', Network, Newsletter of the BSA, 36 : 4.
1985   `Preface' to Niklas Luhmann's A Sociological Theory of Law vii-xii. (For publication  details see below underEditing.)
1985 `Editing as a Vocation', Network, Newsletter of the BSA, 32 : 5.  


2006-8   Editorial Board, Global Civil Society
2000 -4 Editorial Board, International Sociology, Journal of the International Sociological Association.
2000 -    Editorial Board, Max Weber Studies, Sheffield Academic Press.
1999-     Wissenschaftlicher Beirat, Soziale Welt, NOMOS Verlag. 
1992 -    British Consulting Editor, Swiss Journal of Sociology.
1987-97Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Sociological Abstracts.
1986-91 Founder editor of International Sociology, Journal of the International Sociological  Association, Vols. 1-6 no.3.
1985 Editor and translator (with Elizabeth King-Utz) of A Sociological Theory of Law by Niklas Luhmann.  London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. xiii and 421 pp.
1985 with Virginia Blakey, Population Planning Guides, University College Cardiff Press. 
        1. Sue Long, How to Design an Integrated Health and Family Planning Project. 
        2. Penny Kane, The Impact of Birth Spacing on Child Health.
1981-4   Editor of Sociology, Journal of the British Sociological Association, Vols. 16, 17, 18.
1977 Member of the Editorial Board of  Sociology
1972-3   Member of the Editorial Board of The Sociological Review.