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Michael Mann

Michael Mann is Honorary Professor and Director of Research at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He was Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions in Cambridge in 2004-05, and in 2009 he was appointed to an Honorary Professorship at Cambridge, where he pursues research and teaches final-year undergraduate and graduate students.  He is the author of many works in historical and comparative sociology including The Sources of Social Power, which consists of the following four volumes:

The Sources of Social Power, Vol I: A History of Power from the Beginning to 1760 A.D. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986, 540pp. Translated into German, Spanish, Greek, Japanese, Chinese and Korean

The Sources of Social Power, Vol II: The Rise of Classes and Nation-States, 1760 -1914. Cambridge University Press, 1993, 830 pages. Translated into German, Spanish, Greek, Japanese and Chinese.

The Sources of Social Power, Vol III: Fractured Globalization. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

The Sources of Social Power, Vol IV: Universal Globalizations. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Other recent works include the following:

Incoherent Empire. London/New York: Verso Books, 2003, 256pp. Translated into German, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Korean. The German edition won the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Prize for the best book on politics published in 2003. Second English edition, with a new preface, published 2005.

Fascists. Cambridge University Press, 2004, 429pp. Translated into Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and German.

The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing. Cambridge University Press, 2005, 580 pp. Awarded the Barrington Moore Award of the American Sociological Association for the best book in comparative and historical sociology for 2006. Translated into German, Italian and Chinese.

Power in the 21st Century: Conversations with John A. Hall. Polity, 2011, 184pp.

  • Position: Honorary Professor
  • Address: Department of Sociology, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RQ