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Public Sociology: sociology and the democratic debate

The British Journal of Sociology (BJS) host a public debate on sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Tuesday 26 October.

A panel of experts, Baroness Blackstone, vice chancellor of the University of Greenwich, Dr Philip Davies, deputy director of the Government Chief Social Researcher's Office, Cabinet Office, Professor Amitai Etzioni, author of From Empire to Community, Professor Lord Giddens, former director of LSE and emeritus professor of sociology at the School, Paul Johnson, chief microeconomist at the University of Bath, and Professor Hugh Lauder, professor of education at the University of Bath, will debate Public Sociology: sociology and the democratic debate.

They will discuss  what is the place of sociology in contemporary policy making? Are today's sociologists equipped and able to contribute to policy making and hold government to critical account? Can sociology contribute to the democratic debate?

Bridget Hutter, editor of the British Journal of Sociology, will chair this debate.

Public Sociology: sociology and the democratic debate is on Tuesday 26 October at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This debate is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press seat for this debate, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

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The British Journal of Sociology is published by Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the London School of Economics and Political Science. More information at: www.blackwellpublishing.com/bjos| 

20 October 2004

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