The late Barrington Moore Jr. (1913-2005) was a Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Research Center of Harvard University from 1947 to 1979. His most well-known work, and one of the keystones of American sociology, is Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy.
Economic sociologists would gain from as well as enjoy reading this collection of essays by Barrington Moore. Social historians would equally appreciate these essays, written by a scholar who has spent many decades researching social aspects of the economy. This book provides important perspectives on moral problems in the everyday life of people living in different economies. The essays explore authority, inequality, and justice. --Severyn T. Bruyn Contemporary Sociology