Professor Margaret Somers is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan and a renowned expert on the work of Karl Polanyi. She is highly regarded for her writing on a nascent sociology of human rights and its links to theories of citizenship – Genealogies of Citizenship: Markets, Statelessness, and the Right to have Rights, and, with Fred Block, on the importance of Karl Polanyi to current debates in economics – The Power of Market Fundamentalism: Karl Polanyi’s Critique. Currently she is focusing on ‘The Making of Citizenship Rights’, a work of comparative historical sociology with a focus on English legal history.
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