Review of Habermas:A Biography by Stefan Müller-Doohm


  • William Outhwaite Newcastle University


Author Biography

William Outhwaite, Newcastle University

William Outhwaite is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University, UK and Honorary Professor at the University of Sussex. His publications include the following: European Society (Cambridge: Polity, 2008), Critical Theory and Contemporary Europe (New York: Continuum, 2012), Social Theory (London: Profile, 2015), Europe since 1989 (London: Routledge, 2016), and Contemporary Europe (London: Routledge, 2017). He recently edited Brexit. Sociological Responses (London: Anthem Press, 2017) and is working with Stefan Müller-Doohm and Luca Corchia on an edited volume on the global reception of Habermas’s work.


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How to Cite

Outhwaite, W. (2017) “Review of Habermas:A Biography by Stefan Müller-Doohm”, Studies in Social and Political Thought, 260. doi: 10.20919/sspt.26.2016.65.