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Redefining Power in a Global Economy

Thursday 22 February, 6.30pm
Peacock Theatre

How do strategies of the territorial state interact with strategies of the deterritorialised global economy?

Leading European thinker Ulrich Beck, British Journal of Sociology Visiting Centennial Professor at LSE, will redefine traditional concepts of power and bring them in line with contemporary global politics.

He will argue that the state does not have to yield to a power marching in, but the spectre of power marching out. Not invasion but withdrawal by the investors is the basis of global economic power. Not controlling, but the refrain from control is what threatens the nation state.

This public Centennial Lecture, chaired by Professor Anthony Giddens, will be held on Thursday 22 February, 6.30pm in the Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street. Entry is on a first come first served basis, please arrive early to avoid disappointment. It is free and open to all. For further information please call 020 7955 6043.

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Journalists are invited to attend this lecture.

For further information or to reserve a seat please contact Susanne Baker, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk|

Note for Editors

  • Ulrich Beck is the British Journal of Sociology Visiting Centennial Professor at LSE and Professor of Sociology in the Institut für Soziologie at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Müchen. His most recent publication is Future of Work and Democracy (2000).

22 February 2001

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