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Book (authored)

Offer, John (2010) Herbert Spencer and Social Theory. Palgrave Macmillan. 375 pp ISBN 978-0230-20379-2 [Book (authored)]

Offer, John (2006) An Intellectual History of British Social Policy: Idealism versus Non-idealism. Policy Press. ISBN 13 978 1 86134 531 8 [Book (authored)]

Offer, John (1999) Social Workers, the Community and Social Interaction: Intervention and the Sociology of Welfare. Jessica Kingsley. 196 pp ISBN 978 1 85302 731 4 [Book (authored)]

Offer, John, Cecil, Rosanne and St Leger, Fred (1988) Aspects of Informal Caring: Some Results from a Study of a Small Town in Northern Ireland. Department of Health and Social Services. 56 pp ISBN 0141-5484 [Book (authored)]

Offer, John, Cecil, Rosanne and St Leger, Fred (1987) Informal Welfare: A Sociological Study of Care in Northern Ireland. Gower. 166 pp ISBN 0-566-05099-4 [Book (authored)]

Offer, John and Williamson, Arthur (1987) Social Administration, Poverty and Inequality (with A P Williamson). Occasional Papers in Sociology and Social Administration, Poverty Series, No. 4, Roehampton Institute, London.. London. 40 pp ISBN 0946665087 [Book (authored)]

Book (edited)

Offer, John, ed. (2000) Herbert Spencer: Critical Assessments (4 Vols). 4 pp. Routledge. ISBN 0 415 18184 4 [Book (edited)]

Offer, John, ed. (1994) Herbert Spencer: Political Writings. 228 pp. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521437400 [Book (edited)]

Book section

Offer, John (2014) Herbert Spencer. In: The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century. (Eds: Mander, W.J), Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 257-284. ISBN 9780199594474 [Book section]

Offer, John (2010) Herbert Spencer. In: Encyclopaedia of Political Thought, edited by Mark Bevir. Sage, pp. 1314-1315. ISBN 978 1 4129 5865 3 [Book section]

Offer, John (2010) 'New Liberalism'. In: Encyclopaedia of Political Thought. Sage, pp. 968-970. ISBN 978 1 4129 5865 3 [Book section]

Offer, John (2009) The Poor Law Commission of 1905-09: a view from a century on. In: Social Policy Review, 2009. (Eds: Rummery, Kirstein, Greener, Ian and Holden, Chris), Policy Press, pp. 109-129. ISBN 978 1 84742 373 3 [Book section]

Offer, John (2007) ‘Auberon Herbert’. In: A Dictionary of Liberal Thought. (Eds: Brack, D and Randall, E), Politico's/ Methuen, pp. 164-166. ISBN 978 1 84275 167 1 [Book section]

Offer, John (2007) ‘Herbert Spencer’. In: A Dictionary of Liberal Thought. (Eds: Brack, D and Randall, E), Politico's/Methuen, pp. 391-394. ISBN 978 1 84275 167 1 [Book section]

Offer, John (2007) ‘Bernard and Helen Bosanquet’. In: A Dictionary of Liberal Thought. (Eds: Brack , D. and Randall, E.), Politico's/Methuen, pp. 40-42. ISBN 978 1 84275 167 1 [Book section]

Offer, John (2000) Dissonance over harmony: a Spencer oddity. In: Herbert Spencer: Critical Assessments. (Eds: Offer, John), Routledge, pp. 494-498. ISBN 0-415-18185-2 [Book section]

Offer, John (2000) Herbert Spencer: A General Introduction. In: Herbert Spencer: Critical Assessments. (Eds: Offer, John), Routledge, ix-lv. ISBN 0--415-18184-4 [Book section]

Offer, John (2000) Interpreting Spencer. In: Herbert Spencer: Critical Assessments. (Eds: Offer, John), Routledge, pp. 365-377. ISBN 0-415-18185-2 [Book section]

Offer, John (2000) Introductions to Parts 1-9. In: Herbert Spencer: Critical Assessments (4 Vols). (Eds: Offer, John), Routledge, London and New York, Vol 1, 1-4; Vol 2, 1-4; 199-202; 361-64; Vol 3, 1-6; 197-200; 279-86; Vol 4, 1-4; 251-54.. ISBN 0-415-18184-4 [Book section]

Offer, John (2000) Spencer's sociology of welfare. In: Herbert Spencer: Critical Assessments. (Eds: Offer, John), Routledge, pp. 335-363. ISBN 0-415-18187-9 [Book section]

Offer, John (2000) Tonnies and Spencer: an assessment of Tonnies as a critic of Spencer, and a view of their dual relevance to aspects of contemporary sociological research on welfare. In: Herbert Spencer: Critical Assessments. (Eds: Offer, John), Routledge, pp. 245-266. ISBN 0-415-18185-2 [Book section]

Offer, John (1999) Social welfare. In: An Encyclopaedia of Contemporary British Culture. (Eds: Childs, P and Storry, M), Routledge, pp. 499-500. ISBN 0415147263 [Book section]

Offer, John (1999) Welfare state. In: An Encyclopaedia of Contemporary British Culture. (Eds: Childs, P and Storry, M), Routledge, pp. 559-561. ISBN 0415147263 [Book section]

Offer, John (1996) Spencer, private beneficence and informal welfare: a centennial re-evaluation. In: Contemporary Political Studies, 1996. (Eds: Hampsher-Monk, Ian and Stanyer, Jeffrey), Political Studies Association, pp. 1493-1507. ISBN 0 9523150 7 6 [Book section]

Offer, John (1995) Informal welfare, voluntary action and community care. In: Voluntary Action and Social Policy in Northern Ireland. (Eds: Acheson, Nicholas and Williamson, Arthur), Avebury, pp. 135-143. ISBN 1 85628 669 X [Book section]

Offer, John (1994) Bibliographical note. In: Herbert Spencer: Political Writings. (Eds: Offer, John), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, xxxiii-xxxvii. ISBN 0521 43142 5 [Book section]

Offer, John (1994) Introduction. In: Herbert Spencer: Political Writings. (Eds: Offer, John), Cambridge University Press, vii-xxxviii. ISBN 0521 43142 5 [Book section]

Offer, John (1994) Principal events in Spencer's life. In: Herbert Spencer: Political Writings. (Eds: Offer, John), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, xxx-xxxii. ISBN 0521 43142 5 [Book section]

Offer, John (1991) Tönnies and Spencer: an assessment of Tönnies as a critic of Spencer, and a view of their dual relevance to aspects of contemporary sociological research on welfare. In: Ausdauer, Geduld und Rühe: Aspekte und Quellen der Tönnies-Forschung. (Eds: Clausen , Lars and Schlüter, Carsten), Rolf Fechner Verlag, pp. 271-290. ISBN 978-3980149884 [Book section]

Offer, John (1991) The sociology of welfare: where social work fits in. In: The Sociology of Social Work. (Eds: Davies, Martin), Routledge, pp. 68-83. ISBN 0-415-04357-3 [Book section]

Offer, John (1985) Social policy and informal welfare. In: The Year Book of Social Policy in Britain, 1984-5. (Eds: Brenton, Maria and Jones, Catherine), Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. 193-207. ISBN 0710206038 [Book section]

Offer, John (1978) ‘Social work and the informal system of social welfare’. In: Social Policy and Social Democracy. Social Policy Division Occasional Papers, Ulster College, Jordanstown, pp. 30-35. ISBN n.a. [Book section]

Conference contribution

Offer, John (1988) ‘Informal welfare and Glengow’. In: Informal Care: A Seminar, Coleraine. DHSS (NI). 8 pp. [Conference contribution]

Digital or visual media

Offer, John (1996) A Dorset branch terminus [Swanage, July 1965]. [Digital or visual media]

Journal article

Offer, John (2013) From 'natural selection' to 'survival of the fittest': on Spencer's refashioning of Darwin in the 1860s. Journal of Classical Sociology, online version . pp. 1-24. [Journal article]

Offer, John (2012) Robert Pinker, the idea of welfare and the study of social policy: on unitarism and pluralism. Journal of Social Policy, 41 (3). pp. 615-634. [Journal article]

Offer, John (2010) Social change and selectionist thought: on Spencer, Darwin and Runciman. The Sociological Review, 58 (2). pp. 305-326. [Journal article]

Offer, John (2008) Herbert Spencer and the Invention of Modern Life, Mark Francis, and The Philosophy of Herbert Spencer, Michael W. Taylor. Victorian Studies, 51 (1). pp. 162-164. [Journal article]

Offer, John (2007) ‘ “Internalist” ethics, communitarianism and T.H.Green: a reply to Dimova-Cookson’. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 9 (3). pp. 527-532. [Journal article]

Offer, John (2007) Man's evolution to a just and beneficent being. Times Higher Education Supplement, 2007 . p. 25. [Journal article]

Offer, John (2006) '"Virtue", "citizen character" and "social environment": social theory and agency in social policy since 1830'. Journal of Social Policy, 35 (2). pp. 282-302. [Journal article]

Offer, John (2004) ‘Dead theorists and older people: Spencer, Idealist social thought and divergent prescriptions for care’. Sociology, Vol. 38 (5). pp. 903-919. [Journal article]

Offer, John (2003) 'Free agent or "conscious automaton"? Contrasting interpretations of the individual in Spencer's writing on social and moral life'. The Sociological Review, 51 (1). pp. 1-19. [Journal article]

Offer, John (2003) ‘Idealism versus non-idealism: new light on social policy and voluntary action in Britain since 1880’. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 14 (2). pp. 227-240. [Journal article]

Offer, John (2002) Social Darwinism, Peter Dickens. The Sociological Review, 50 (1). pp. 146-148. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1999) Idealist thought, social policy and the rediscovery of informal care. British Journal of Sociology, 50 (3). pp. 467-488. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1999) 'On sociological studies of interaction between social workers and clients and why they matter. Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 8 (1). pp. 5-24. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1999) Spencer's future of welfare: a vision eclipsed. The Sociological Review, 47 (1). pp. 136-162. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1996) 'Sociological theory and the sociology of scientific knowledge: a reply to Steve Fuller'. Sociology, 30 (1). pp. 159-162. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1996) The Voluntary Sector, the State and Social Work in Britain, J Lewis, and The De-moralization of Society, G Himmelfarb. Journal of Social Policy, 25 (1). pp. 127-129. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1995) The Northern Counties Hotel in Portrush. BackTrack, 9 (3). pp. 118-124. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1994) Reinventing Civil Society, David Green. Journal of Social Policy, 23 (3). pp. 460-461. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1993) Men versusThe State, Michael Taylor. The Sociological Review, 41 (3). pp. 588-590. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1993) Towards a New Sociology of Social Work, Roger Sibeon. The Sociological Review, 41 (1). pp. 176-179. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1992) The State of Welfare, edited by John Hills,. The Sociological Review, 40 (2). pp. 406-408. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1991) The New Politics of Welfare: An Agenda for the 1990s, Michael McCarthy (ed.). Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 2 (3). pp. 246-247. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1991) Social Work in an Enterprise Society, Robert Pinker. The Sociological Review, 39 (3). pp. 688-689. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1990) ‘Social administration and its relationship to the sociology of welfare’ International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 10(1), 1990, pp.15-26. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 10 (1). pp. 15-26. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1989) ‘Desert', 'need'”, the social theory of the Poor Law report of 1834, and John Stuart Mill. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 9 (1). pp. 63-75. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1989) ‘Lay theories and health education: people’s beliefs versus experts’ diagnoses’. Health Education Journal, 48 (3). pp. 136-139. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1987) Rethinking Welfare, B Jordan,. Sociology, , 21 (4). pp. 650-652. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1986) Herbert Spencer: A Renewed Appreciation, J H Turner. Sociology, 20 (2). pp. 325-327. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1986) ‘An uncommon confidence in miracles: informal welfare and a need for relevant research’. Scope, 1986 . pp. 6-8. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1985) ‘On the need for a sociology of poverty: comments on the state of research on poverty in the United Kingdom’. Social Science Information, 24 (2). pp. 299-307. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1985) ‘A Spencer trio recalled: Social Statics, First Principles and The Man Versus the State’. Sociology, 19 (4). pp. 655-659. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1984) Approaches to Welfare, edited by P Bean and S Macpherson. The Sociological Review, 32 (3). pp. 622-624. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1984) Informal welfare, social work and the sociology of welfare. British Journal of Social Work, 14 . pp. 545-555. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1983) Dissonance over harmony: a Spencer oddity. Sociology, 17 (2). pp. 274-277. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1983) An examination of Spencer's sociology of music and its impact on music historiography in Britain. International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, 14 (1). pp. 33-52. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1983) Spencer’s sociology of welfare Sociological Review, 31(4), 1983, pp.719-752. The Sociological Review, 31 (4). pp. 719-752. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1981) Social Darwinism and English Thought, G Jones, and Darwinian Impacts, D Oldroyd. The Sociological Review, 29 (3). pp. 573-576. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1980) The Idea of Welfare, R A Pinker. The Sociological Review, 28 (2). pp. 456-459. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1980) Interpreting Spencer. Sociology, 14 . pp. 131-140. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1980) The Year Book of Social Policy in Britain, 1978, . Community Development Journal, 15(3), 1980, pp.227-228, 15 (3). pp. 227-228. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1979) The informal system of social welfare. Social Service Quarterly, 52 (3). pp. 81-84. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1979) The Social and Political Thought of Herbert Spencer, D Wiltshire. The Sociological Review, 27 (1). pp. 205-206. [Journal article]

Offer, John (1978) Social Change, A D Smith. Community Development Journal, 13 (2). p. 117. [Journal article]

Research report (external)

Offer, John, Cecil, Rosanne and St Leger, Fred (1985) Informal welfare in a small town in Northern Ireland. Department of Health and Social Services, N.Ireland. University of Ulster. 165 pp. [Research report (external)]

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