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Martin Albrow

Personal Tribute to Margaret Archer (1943-2023)

by Martin Albrow

So sad to learn of Maggie’s passing! We had known each other for a long time. We met initially in 1966 as lecturers in the newly established sociology department at the University of Reading, UK. At 23, she completed her PhD at the London School of Economics on the educational aspirations of English working-class parents and their effects on their children. Five years older than she, I had not even finished my Master’s there. Maybe I was daunted!...

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The End of the Global Age? An Interview with Martin Albrow

by Martin Albrow, Diana-Alexandra Dumitrescu and Raisa-Gabriela Zamfirescu

Martin Albrow, the eminent British sociologist, made an early name for himself as a scholar of Max Weber and author of the widely read monograph Bureaucracy (1970). An early theorist of globalization, he published the pioneering The Global Age: State and Society Beyond Modernity (1996). His other books include Max Weber’s Construction of Social Theory (1990) and Do Organizations Have Feelings? (1997). Early on he...

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