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Russell Keat

Russell Keat
Professor Emeritus Russell Keat
Professor Emeritus
Edinburgh UK


BA, B Phil (Oxford)


Russell Keat is Emeritus Professor of Political Theory in the School of Social and Political Studies. Current research interests are in political theory and market economies, including issues about the boundaries between market and non-market spheres, consumer sovereignty and cultural goods, and the ethical implications of market institutions and varieties of capitalism. Publications in this area include Cultural Goods and the Limits of the Market (Palgrave, 2000) and two collections co-edited with N. Abercrombie and N. Whiteley, Enterprise Culture (Routledge, 1991) and The Authority of the Consumer (Routledge, 1994). Earlier research included work on the philosophy of the social sciences (Social Theory as Science, with J Urry, Routledge, 1975/82), Habermas's critical theory (The Politics of Social Theory, University of Chicago Press, 1981) and phenomenology (Understanding Phenomenology, with M Hammond and J Howarth, Blackwell, 1991).

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