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Alain Touraine

Alain Touraine is a sociologist and has been Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) since 1960. He studied at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) and at the universities of Harvard, Columbia and Chicago. His research centres primarily on social movements in post-industrial societies. His works include A New Paradigm for Understanding Today's World (2007), Beyond Neo-Liberalism (2001), What is Democracy? (1997) and Critique of Modernity (1995).

Update: 5 May 2011


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