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Is there such a thing as a European society? Professor Ulrich Beck to speak at LSE

Given that the term society presupposes the existence of clearly defined, nation-state controlled borders, how can we begin to think about a European society that has variable borders and a range of different domestic-foreign relations? To understand Europe, we need to question the notion that modern society and politics can only exist when organised within a nation-state framework.

Professor Ulrich Beck, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will explore such issues in a public lecture on Tuesday 1 February at LSE.

Ulrich Beck is the British Journal of Sociology visiting centennial professor at LSE and professor of sociology at the Institute of Sociology, University of Munich.

Professor Nikolas Rose, LSE, will chair this event.

Is There Such a Thing as a European Society? is on Tuesday 1 February at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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

24 January 2005

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