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Editor's note: Part of the question and answer session has been omitted from the podcast owing to technical problems with the recording.

Speaker(s): Professor Richard Swedberg
Chair: Professor Nigel Dodd

Recorded on 15 October 2015 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

By paying more attention to what happens in actual practice before a theory is formulated – what may be called the methods of habits of theorizing – social science and sociology may be considerably improved.

Richard Swedberg is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. His two main specialties are economic sociology and social theory.

Nigel Dodd (@nigelbdodd) is a Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Sociology.

For more than 50 years the BJS has represented the mainstream of sociological thinking and research. Consistently ranked highly by the ISI in Sociology, this prestigious, international journal publishes sociological scholarship of the highest quality on all aspect of the discipline, by academics from all over the world.

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