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About this Fellow

Social stratification and power, property ownership and business organisation; theory and its history in sociology, early British sociology; social network analysis, research methodology, the use of documents in social research.



Current post

  • Honorary Professor of Sociology, University of Copenhagen; Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Exeter

Past Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, Bergen University, Norway, 1997 - 2005
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Professor of Sociology, University of Plymouth, University of Plymouth, 2008 - 2013
  • Professor of Sociology, University of Essex, 1994 - 2008
  • Honorary Professor, Copenhagen University, 2012
  • Visiting Professor, University of Essex, 2014
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Exeter, 2016

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2016 -


Corporate Business and Capitalist Classes 1997

Social Network Analysis 1992 (Second edition 2000)

Social Theory: Central Issues in Sociology 2006

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