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MD03: Meet the Editor: The European Journal of Social Theory at 20 Years
Wednesday, 30/Aug/2017:
12:45pm - 1:45pm

Session Chair: Gerard Delanty, Sussex University
Location: PA.1.1
PANTEION University of Social & Political Sciences 136 Syggrou Avenue 17671 Athens, Greece Building: A, Level: 1.

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Meet the Editor: The European Journal of Social Theory at 20 Years

Gerard Delanty

Sussex University, United Kingdom

To mark the 20th anniversary of the European Journal of Social Theory, Sage Publications LTD, London, are sponsoring this Mid-Day Special event at which the Editor, Gerard Delanty, will offer his reflections on the journal over the past two decades as well as discussing the field of social theory and challenges for the future. The informal event, at which drinks will be available, will be also an opportunity to discuss with the EJST editor publishing in the journal.


GERARD DELANTY. Professor of Sociology and Social & Political Thought, Sussex University, Brighton UK.

I work in the field of historical and political sociology and social theory. I am particularly interested in the intersection of history and sociology. I have recently been working on the European cultural heritage in the context of a Horizon2020 research project My current research interests include the Anthropocene debate, cosmopolitanism, and modernity in comparative perspective. My recent publications include The Cosmopolitan Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2009, Formations of European Modernity (Palgrave 2013) and The European Heritage: A Critical Interpretation (forthcoming Routledge 2018). I have edited the European Journal of Social Theory since it began in 1998. I have started a blog site on Brexit related issues at

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