This is a collection of essays in honour of John Rex who is Professor of Sociology at Warwick University. The essays aim to reflect and honour the moral and social commitment manifested in Rex's work, especially in the field of race relations. Among the contributors in the collection are Martin Albrow, Margaret Archer, Richard Brown, Robin Cohen, Peter Lassman, Robert Moore, Roland Robertson and Leslie Sklair.
Part 1 The analysis of social conflict: race and ethnicity after apartheid - "pluralism" revisited, Robin Cohen; race relations - the research agenda, Robert Moore; the negotiated order of the industrial enterprise, Richard K Brown. Part 2 On Max Weber: reflection on the world reception of Max Weber, Martin Albrow; democracy and disenchantment - Tocqueville and Weber, Peter Lassman. Part 3 Studies in social theory: the siege mentality - the Rex-Parsons debate revisited, Leslie Sklair; taking time to link structure and agency, Margaret Archer; reduction and deceit in social theory, Jeffrey Alexander; global change in social theory, Roland Robertson, on the philosophical sociology of terminology, Herminio Martins.