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Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells


Chair of Sociology at the UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), where he was the director of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute. He is also emeritus chair of Sociology and Urban Planning at UC Berkeley and a fellow of St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the European Academy, the British Academy, and the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He has received 24 honorary doctorate around the world, most recently from the University of Cambridge and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has published 35 books, including the trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, which has been translated into 21 languages. His most recent books are Rupture: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy (Polity, 2018) and The New Latin America (Polity, 2020), written in collaboration with Fernando Calderón.

Update: 24 September 2021


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