Has “The Future of Social Theory” arrived yet?

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The Future of Social Theory

It is just coming up to 10 years since Nick Gane‘s The Future of Social Theory was published. At the time I was in the middle of my PhD and I found this book to be a real inspiration, it really helped me to get a sense of the theoretical landscape of the time. At the time I thought that rather than write a review of the book I’d reflect Nick’s approach and interview him about it. The resulting interview ‘Back to the Future of Social Theory’ was published here – I didn’t do a very good job of asking questions, but fortunately Nick did a great job of answering them. The book is a collection of interviews that Nick conducted with a range of leading social theorists, the book also includes a detailed introductory chapter positioning the pieces. Given that the book is about the future of social…

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About Nicholas

Associate Professor of Sociology, Environmental Studies, and Science and Technology Studies at Penn State, Nicholas mainly writes about understanding the scientific study of states and, thus, it is namely about state theory. Given his training in sociology and STS, he takes a decidedly STS-oriented approach to state theory and issues of governance.

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