Articles



'Dyadic Characteristics of Guanxi and their Consequences'. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 2017. Forthcoming.

'The Confucian Mix: A Supplement to Weber, The Religion of China'. Revue Internationale de Philosophie. 2016/2. No 276: 171-92.

'Chinese Individualization, Revisited' Journal of Sociology. 2016. 52(1): 9-23.

'Guanxi, Tie Strength and Network Attributes'. American Behavioral Scientist. 2015. 59(8): 1038-50.

'The Structure of Guanxi: Resolving Problems of Network Assurance'. Theory and Society. 2014. 43(1): 51-69. 

'Globalization and Cosmopolitanism: Continuity and Disjuncture, Contemporary and Historical’. Journal of Sociology. 2014. 50(2): 199-212.

'Greater Self, Lesser Self: Dimensions of Self-Interest in Chinese Filial Piety'. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 2014. 44(2): 186-205

'Weber's Daoism: A Failure of Orthodoxy'. Journal of Classical Sociology. 2014. 14(3): 284-301.

Self-Interest in Chinese Discourse and Practice: Temporal Distinctions of Self’. Sociological Review. 2013. 61(4): 649-66.

‘Teaching Classical Sociological Theory in Hong Kong SAR China’. Journal of Sociology. 2013. 49(4): 426-40.

'The Paradox of Power: Conceptions of Power and the Relations of Reason and Emotion in European and Chinese Culture' (written with Xiaoying Qi). Journal of Political Power. 2013. 6(3): 405-19.

'Self Interest and the Theory of Action'. British Journal of Sociology. 2012. 63(3): 412-29.

'Market Relations as Wuwei: Traditional Concepts in Analysis of China's Post-1978 Economy'. Asian Studies Review. 2011 35(3): 335-54.

'Emotions beyond Regulation: Backgrounded Emotions in Science and Trust'. Emotion Review. 2011. 3(1): 36-43.

'Citizenship in Max Weber'. Journal of Classical Sociology. 2010. 10(3): 201-16.

'Action Theoretic Foundations of Economic Sociology'. Wirtschaftssoziologie. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. 2009. Sonderheft 49: 143-57.

'Disinterestedness and Self Formation: Principles of Action in William Hazlitt'. European Journal of Social Theory. 2009. 12(2): 195-211.

'A Characterization of Trust, and its Consequences'. Theory and Society. 2009. 38(4): 367-82.

'Pragmatism and Economics: William James' Contribution'. Cambridge Journal of Economics. 2008. 32(5): 797-810.

'Emotional Payoff of Ritual' [review article about Randall Collins, Interaction Ritual Chains]. European Journal of Sociology. 2006. 47(3): 446-51.

'Max Weber and Judaism: An Insight into the Protestant Ethic Methodology'. Max Weber Studies. 2006. 6 (1): 51-67.

'Weeping and Transformations of Self'. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 2005. 35 (2): 125-141.

'Smith's Sentiments (1759) and Wright's Passions (1601): The Beginnings of Sociology'. British Journal of Sociology. 2005. 56 (2): 171-89.

'Hypothesis, Faith, and Commitment: William James' Critique of Science'. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 2004. 34 (3): 213-30.

'Consciousness, Emotions, and Science'. Theory and Research on Human Emotions. Advances in Group Processes: A Research Annual. 2004. Volume 21, edited by Jonathan H. Turner. Amsterdam: Elsevier: 245-72.

'William James: Pragmatism, Social Psychology and Emotions'. European Journal of Social Theory. 2004. 7(3): 337-53.

'Secret Voting and Political Emotions'. Mobilization: An International Journal. 2002. 7(2): 129-40.

'Moral Indignation, Class Inequality and Justice: An Exploration and Revision of Ranulf'. Theoretical Criminology. 2002. 6(3): 279-97.

'Weber's Inaugural Lecture and its Place in his Sociology'. Journal of Classical Sociology. 2001. 1 (2): 147-70.

'William James and Robert Louis Stevenson: The Importance of Emotion'. Streams of William James: A Publication of the William James Society. 2001. 3 (3): 6-9.

'Beruf, Rationality, and Emotion in Max Weber's Sociology'. Archives Européennes de Sociologie. 2000. 41 (2): 329-51.

'Boredom and Social Meaning'. British Journal of Sociology. 1999. 50 (4): 629-44

'William James' Theory of Emotions: Filling in the Picture'. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 1999. 29 (3): 521-66.

'The Jamesian Theory of Action'. Sociological Review. 1997. 45 (1): 102-21.

'Class Action and Class Theory: Contra Culture, Pro Emotion'. Science & Society. 1996. 60 (4): 478-85.

'Social Emotions: Confidence, Trust and Loyalty'. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 1996. 16 (8/9): 75-96

'Developments in Citizenship Theory and Issues in Australian Citizenship'. Australian Journal of Social Issues. 1996. 30 (1): 54-71

'Climates of Fear and Socio-Political Change'. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 1995. 25 (1): 15-33

'A Social Emotions Theory of Basic Rights'. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology. 1995. 31 (3): 36-44

'Ritual Emotion and Bodywork: A Note on the Uses of Durkheim'. Social Perspectives on Emotion. 1994. Volume 2, edited by William M. Wentworth and John Ryan. Greenwich CT: JAI Press: 111-23.

'Confidence: Time and Emotion in the Sociology of Action'. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 1993. 23 (3): 229-47.

'Marx and Hegel's Dialectic'. Political Theory Newsletter. 1992. 4 (2): 99-115.

'A Macrosociology of Emotion: Class Resentment'. Sociological Theory. 1992. 10 (2): 150-63.

'Class and Rationality: Olson's Critique of Marx.' Science & Society. 1991. 55 (4): 446-68.

'Power and Group Processes'. Sociological Inquiry. 1991. 61(3): 314-26.

'The "Labor Aristocracy" in Context'. Science & Society. 1987. 51(2): 133-53.

'Power, Structural Resources and Agency'. Current Perspectives in Social Theory. 1987. Volume 8, edited by John Wilson. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press: 1-24.

'Limitations of Class Theory and the Disappearance of Status: The Problem of the New Middle Class'.Sociology. 1986. 20(4): 557-75.

'Weber and Marshall on the State'. Politics. 1986. 22(2): 12-19.

'Class Theory and Earnings Inequality'. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology. 1985. 21(3): 327-48.

'Power and Resistance'. British Journal of Sociology. 1985. 36(4): 531-48.

[Reprinted in: Cynthia Hardy (editor), Power and Politics in Organizations.Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishing Co, 1995: 339-56.

Peter Hamilton (editor), Max Weber: Critical Assessments 2, vol 1. London: Routledge, 1991: 385-400].

'Social Closure in Class Analysis: A Critique of Parkin'. Sociology. 1982. 16(4): 484-97.

'Distribution Theory and Trade Cycles in Class Analysis: Some Comments on Clark's Contribution'. Labour History. 1981. 41: 132 9.

'Principles of Stratification in Max Weber: An Interpretation and Critique'. British Journal of Sociology.1980. 31(3): 401-18.

'Underdevelopment and the Colonial Economy'. Journal of Contemporary Asia. 1976. 6(2): 186-93.

'The Colonial Mode of Production: Exploration of a Concept and its Application to Papua New Guinea'. Economics Department Discussion Paper. No. 19, University of Papua New Guinea, 1975. [14pp].

'Tri partism in Australia: The Role of the Australian Country Party'. Politics. 1975. 10(1): 1-14.

[Reprinted in John Summers, Dennis Woodward and Andrew Parkin (editors), Government, Politics and Power in Australia. Adelaide: Flinders University Press, 1979: 178-203].

'Political Science, the State and Marx'. Politics. 1974. 9(1): 69-74.

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