Gerard Delanty is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Liverpool. He is author of Inventing Europe: Idea, Identity, Reality (London: Macmillan, 1995); (with Patrick O' Mahony) Rethinking Irish History: A Sociological Critique of National Identity (London: Macmillan, forthcoming 1997) and Social Science: Philosophical Debates on Methods (Buckingham: Open University Press, forthcoming 1997). His research interests are in social and political theory, historical and political sociology, and the philosophy of the social sciences. He is currently writing a book entitled Conceptions of Modernity: A Political Sociology of Social Change (Cambridge: Polity Press forthcoming).
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