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Professor Colin Crouch FBA

The economic sociology of Europe, including central and eastern Europe, with particular reference to work, industrial relations, and related social policies; problems of neoliberalism and contemporary capitalism
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About this Fellow

Colin Crouch is a professor emeritus of the University of Warwick and external scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies at Cologne. He was the vice-president for social sciences at the British Academy from 2012 to 2016. He has published within the fields of comparative European sociology and industrial relations, economic sociology, and contemporary issues in British and European politics. He is currently working on general social comparisons among European countries, and on problematic relations between democracy and economic inequality in post-modern societies.



Current post

  • Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick; External Scientific Member, Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung, Cologne

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Comparative Social Institutions, European University Institute, Florence, 1995 - 2004
  • Professor of Governance and Public Management, University of Warwick, 2005
  • Professor of Governance and Public Management, University of Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, 2005
  • Emeritus Professor of Governance and Public Management, University of Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, 2010

British Academy Appointments

  • Vice-President Social Sciences, 2012 - 2016


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