`Derek Layder's Understanding Social Theory, provides one of the most comprehensive, incisive and readable treatments of the macro-micro problem now available' - Professor Paul Colomy, University of Denver
This is a revised, updated and enlarged version of the accessible, authoritative first edition - a jargon-free textbook that provides an introduction to the core issues in social theory. It includes:
} chapter previews, summaries and a glossary of key terms;
} a 'problem focus' that encourages students to acquire skills of argument and discussion;
} new material on recent developments in social theory;
} an entirely new concluding chapter which relates theory to social domains;
} relevant examples from everyday life to illustrate key theoretical issues.
The book will be essential reading for students in Sociology, Social Psychology, Social Theory, Political Theory and Organization Studies.