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Anthony Giddens [Lord Giddens] is Professor Emeritus at the London School of Economics.  He was educated at the University of Hull and the London School of Economics.  He has taught at the University of Leicester and subsequently for many years at Cambridge, where he was Professor of Sociology. He was Director of the LSE from 1997 to 2003. He was made a peer in 2004. He is a Life Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. He has honorary degrees or comparable awards from 15 universities. He is an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.  He was the BBC Reith Lecturer in 1999.  His many books include Capitalism and Modern Social Theory (1971), Beyond Left and Right (1994), and The Third Way (1998).  His most recent monograph is Over to You Mr Brown (2007).  His books have been translated into some forty languages.


Date of Birth
18 January 1938


Education
Minchenden Grammar School, Southgate
University of Hull, 1956-59.  BA Sociology & Psychology


Further Education
London School of Economics, 1959-61.  MA Sociology
University of Cambridge, 1976.  PhD


Career
Lecturer in Sociology, University of Leicester, 1961-70
Lecturer in Sociology and Fellow of King’s College, University of Cambridge, 1970-84
Reader in Sociology, University of Cambridge, 1984-86
Professor of Sociology, University of Cambridge, 1986-96
Director, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1997-2004
Chairman and Director, Polity Press Limited, 1985-


Trusts, etc.
Life Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge
Trustee, Institute for Public Policy Research, 1999-
Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2004-


Honorary Academic Degrees and Awards
Asturias Prize for Social Sciences 2002
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
University of Anglia, D.Litt
National Order of the Southern Cross, Brazil
University of Brussels, Doctorat Honoris Causa
University of Buenos Aires, Honorary Doctorate
Chilean Academy, Honorary Fellow
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Honorary Fellow
German British Forum 1999 Award
University of Helsinki, Doctor of Social Sciences Honoris Causa
University of Hull, D.Litt
University of Leicester, Honorary Doctor of Letters
Gold Medal of the Norwegian Academy
Open University, D.Litt
Grand Cross of the Order of the Infante D Henrique, Portugal
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences
University of Salford, D.Litt
South Bank University, D.Litt
University of Twente, The Netherlands, Honorary Doctorate
Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Doctor Honoris Causa


BBC Reith Lecturer for 1999.


Publications

Books

Capitalism and Modern Social Theory, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1971.

Politics and Sociology in the Thought of Max Weber, London, Macmillan, 1972; New York: Pall Mall.

Emile Durkheim: Selected Writings (Edited and Translated), Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1972.

The Class Structure of the Advanced Societies, London: Hutchinson University Library, 1973; New York: Harper & Row.

New Rules of Sociological Method, London: Hutchinson, 1976; New York: Basic Books.

Positivism and Sociology (Editor), London: Heinemann, 1973; New York: Basic Books.

(With P. H. Stanworth): Elites and Power In British Society, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1974.

Studies in Social and Political Theory, London: Hutchinson, 1977; New York: Basic Books.

Emile Durkheim, London: Fontana, 1978; New York: Penguin.

Central Problems in Social Theory, London: Macmillan, 1979; Berkeley: University of California Press.

A Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism, London: Macmillan, 1981; Berkeley: University of California Press.

Sociology: A Brief but Critical Introduction, London: Macmillan, 1982; New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanowitch.

(With D. Held): Classes, Conflict and Power, London: Macmillan, 1982; Berkeley: University of California Press.

(With G. G. N. Mackenzie): Classes and the Division of Labour, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Profiles and Critiques in Social Theory, London: Macmillan, 1983; Berkeley: University of California Press.

The Constitution of Society.  Outline of the Theory of Structuration, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1984; Berkeley: University of California Press.

The Nation-State and Violence, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1985; Berkeley: University of California Press.

Durkheim on Politics and the State, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1986; Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

Social Theory and Modern Sociology, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1987; Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

(With Jon Turner): Social Theory Today, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1988; Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

Sociology, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1988; New York: Norton.

The Consequences of Modernity, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1990; Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

Human Societies, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992.

Modernity and Self-Identity, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1991; Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

The Transformation of Intimacy, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992; Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

Beyond Left and Right, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1994; Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

(With Ulrich Beck and Scott Lash): Reflexive Modernisation, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1994; Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

Politics, Sociology and Social Theory, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1995; Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

In Defence of Sociology, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1996; Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

Making Sense of Modernity. Conversations with Anthony Giddens, Polity Press, 1998.

The Third Way:  The Renewal of Social Democracy, Polity Press, 1998.
Runaway World, Profile Books, 1999

The Third Way and its Critics, Polity Press, 2000.

(With Will Hutton) On the Edge: Living with Global Capitalism, Jonathan Cape, 2000.

The Global Third Way Debate, (ed.), Polity Press, 2001.  New York:  Basil Blackwell, 2001.

Where Now for New Labour?, Polity Press, 2002.  New York:  Basil Blackwell, 2002.

The Progressive Manifesto (ed.), Polity Press, 2003.  New York:  Basil Blackwell, 2003.

The New Egalitarianism (ed.), Polity Press, 2005.  New York:  Basil Blackwell,
2005

Global Europe, Social Europe (with Patrick Diamond and Roger Liddle), Polity Press, 2006.

Europe in the Global Age, Polity Press, 2006.

Over to You, Mr Brown: How Labour Can Win Again, Polity Press, 2007.


Articles and Reviews
Many articles, review articles and book reviews in professional journals, weeklies and newspapers.


Media
Regular commentator in TV, radio and print media.


Name, Style and Title
Raised to the peerage as Baron Giddens, 2004


Recreations
Tennis, watching Tottenham Hotspur, travelling.

 
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