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World Thinkers 2014: Saskia Sassen

Sociologist, Netherlands/US

By Prospect Team  

Saskia_Sassen_2012Famed for her analysis of globalisation, immigration and global cities (a term she is credited with coining) Saskia Sassen is a professor of sociology at Columbia University. Her latest work Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy will published by Harvard University Press in May. Sassen argues that today’s socioeconomic and environmental dislocations cannot be fully understood in the usual terms of poverty and inequality. They are more accurately understood as a type of expulsion—from professional livelihood, from living space, even from the very biosphere that makes life possible. Sassen is also…

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