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About Göran Therborn

Göran Therborn is professor of sociology at Cambridge University. He is editor and co-author of Inequalities of the World: New Theoretical Frameworks, Multiple Empirical Approaches (Verso, 2006). Among his books as sole author are European Modernity and Beyond: The Trajectory of European Societies, 1945–2000 (Sage, 1995); Between Sex and Power: Family in the World 1900-2000 (Routledge, 2004); What Does the Ruling Class Do When It Rules? (Verso, 2008), and From Marxism to Post-Marxism (Verso, 2009)

Articles by Göran Therborn

This week's editor


Our guest editor, Valsamis Mitsilegas, director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University of London, introduces this week’s theme: Privacy and Surveillance in 2016.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The killing-fields of inequality

The evidence that unequal societies inflict great damage on the lives and health of their citizens is clear. Why does it matter and what can be done? Göran Therborn thinks big.

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