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Manuel Castells: Academia and Public Policy: An Impossible Love?

  • Mon, Jun 27 2011
    • Paul DiMaggio, Manuel Castells, and Douglas Massey

On June 2, 2011, Manuel Castells was inducted into the American Academy of Political and Social Science as the Harold Laswell Fellow. Upon inducting Professor Castells, Paul DiMaggio called him a "serial innovator" who "has made groundbreaking contributions to the fields of urban studies, world systems theory, communications research, and social theory." Professor Castells remarked that the "recognition of [his] colleagues is the most meaningful reward. In fact, it is the only one that matters ... for a life dedicated to research, teaching, and service toward the advancement of science for the benefit of society." The following is…

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