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September 30th, 2011

Public Sociology as a Return to Political Economy


Submitted by Wolfgang Streeck, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne

A few years ago, at some international social science conference around the time when Michael Burawoy issued his call for “public sociology,” I was struck by the thought that never before in the history of mankind had there been so many people as today so well trained in analyzing and explaining social life.[1] Still, the [...]

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