Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Philip Selznick: An Oral History with Philip Selznick

Interviewee(s):
Selznick, Philip
Interviewer(s):
Cotterrell, Roger
Title:
Philip Selznick: An Oral History with Philip Selznick
Abstract:
Philip Selznick founded the Center for the Study of Law and Society at UC Berkeley in 1961 and served as its chair for eleven years. As Martin Krygier wrote in the Introduction to Legality and Community: On the Intellectual Legacy of Philip Selznick (Robert A. Kagan, Martin Krygier and Kenneth Winston, eds., Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), Selznick's works "span over 60 years and several disciplinary domains. He has been a major figure in each of the fields he has touched... general sociology, the sociology of organizations and institutions, industrial sociology, sociology of law, and moral and social (or public) sociology." At UC Berkeley from 1952 until his retirement in 1984, Selznick founded not only the Center for the Study of Law and Society, but also the Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program (including the PhD program and undergraduate Legal Studies program), and served as chair of the Department of Sociology.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Interview date(s):
2002
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Rights:
Selznick, Philip. "Philip Selznick: An Oral History with Philip Selznick." Interview by Roger Cotterrell in 2002. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2010.