The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Emeritus Professor William Outhwaite

Emeritus Professor

Background

Qualifications

BA (Oxford)
MA, DPhil (Sussex)

Previous Positions

Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex, Brighton

Memberships

British Sociological Association
European Sociological Association
International Sociological Association

Languages

French, German

Research

Research Interests

Social theory (esp. critical theory); philosophy of social science; history of social thought; political sociology; contemporary Europe

Current Work

I recently published books on Social Theory (Profile 2015), Europe Since 1989 (Routledge 2016) and Contemporary Europe (Routledge 2017), an edited book on Brexit (Anthem 2017) and (co-edited with Stephen P Turner) The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology (2018). 

Future Research

Further work on European macro-regions; co-editing a book on the global reception of Habermas's work.

Esteem Indicators

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences



Publications