A Polity Divided: empire, nation, and the construction of the British welfare state

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and British Journal of Sociology

Online public event


Professor Gurminder K Bhambra

Professor Gurminder K Bhambra


Professor Nigel Dodd

Professor Nigel Dodd

The Annual British Journal of Sociology Lecture will examine national welfare in the context of being an imperial polity organised around hierarchies – and intersections – of class and race, and the consequences of this for social and political structures.

Meet our speaker and chair

Gurminder K Bhambra (@GKBhambra) is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex.

Nigel Dodd (@nigelbdodd) is Professor of Sociology at LSE and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Sociology.

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The Department of Sociology (@LSEsociology) seek to produce sociology that is public-facing, fully engaged with London as a global city, and with major contemporary debates in the intersection between economy, politics and society – with issues such as financialisation, inequality, migration, urban ecology, and climate change.

The British Journal of Sociology is a leading international sociological journal, with a focus on the social and democratic sociological questions of our times, the journal leads the debate on key methodological and theoretical questions and controversies in contemporary sociology.

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