Anthony Giddens

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Life Fellow of King's College; Professor Lord (Emeritus); Director, Center for the Study of Global Governance
London School of Economics and Political Science
Giddens taught social psychology at the University of Leicester beginning in 1961. It was here that be began to work on his own theories. He then moved to King’s College Cambridge where he became Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. In 1985 he co-founded Polity Press, an international publisher of social science and humanities books. From 1998 to 2003 he was the Director of the London School of Economics and remains a Professor there today. He was also a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Public Policy Research and an advisor to British Prime Minister Toney Blair. In 2004, Giddens was awarded a peerage as Baron Giddens and he currently sits in the House of Lords. He also holds 15 honorary degrees from various universities. Of particular importance are his concepts of reflexivity, globalization, structuration theory, and the Third Way.

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