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Online | 'The IMF has not lived up to its own hype on social protection' - Prof Lawrence King -

The International Monetary Fund claims to support health, education and welfare programmes. Yet our research shows enforcing fiscal austerity remains its real concern... Article in The Guardian by Lawrence King, Alexander Kentikelenis and Thomas Stubbs. Read the full article, here .

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Professor Geoffrey Hawthorn (1941-2015)

Professor Geoffrey Hawthorn 1941-2015 Colleagues will have learned of the death of Geoff Hawthorn, who had been suffering from leukaemia since last summer. Some of the sociologists will never have met him and some will only have known him...

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Book Publication - Professor Patrick Baert

Patrick Baert publishes new book. Baert (2015) The Existentialist Moment; The Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual (Polity Press).

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Book Publication - Prof Baert and Dr Morgan

Dr Marcus Morgan and Prof Patrick Baert publish their book ' Conflict in the Academy : A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals ' (Palgrave 2015)

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Book Publication - Dr Manali Desai

Dr Manali Desai publishes new book Building Blocs: How Parties Organize Society

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Prof Mann elected to American Academy

Congratulations to Prof Mann for his election to the American Academy

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New Quantitative Methods Centre

The Cambridge Undergraduate Quantitative Methods Centre was established in the summer of 2014 and is dedicated to improving the provision of quantitative methods training to social science and humanities undergraduates at the University of Cambridge. Housed in the Department of Sociology, the Centre is directed by Dr...

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Research Excellence Framework

UK research excellence framework 2014 : Cambridge Sociology maintained its 2008 position in the overall GPA ranking. Cambridge Sociology is ranked 3rd in terms of world-leading outputs

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Philip Leverhulme Prize - Dr Hazem Kandil

Hazem Kandil's research on the Muslim Brotherhood wins prestigious Philip Leverhulme prize for an early career scholar.

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A World Leader

The Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge is a world-leading centre for teaching and research in Sociology, consistently ranked first in UK league tables by The Guardian, The Times, and the Independent.