Colin Crouch

Colin Crouch is among the most important and brilliant economic sociologists and political scientists of the last forty years. Currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Warwick, perhaps no-one has provided a more devastating and intelligent critique of neoliberalism and its discontents than Crouch, whose work has probed the internal workings of capitalism, politics and the very fabric of society with exemplary clarity and intellectual rigour. Moving on from his innovative early work on class conflict and industrial relations, his most recent writings have combined a first-class grasp of the dysfunctions and corruptions of representative democracy with unsurpassed insights into the consequences for the economy, public services, and the very institutions that make society possible. He has authored many books with Polity, including Post-Democracy, The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism and The Knowledge Corrupters.