is Professor of Sociology and Social and Political Thought at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. He was previously Professor of Sociology at the University of Liverpool, UK. His most recent books are Citizenship in a Global Age, Open University Press: 2000; Challenging Knowledge: The University in the Knowledge Society, Open University Press: 2001; Nationalism and Social Theory, Sage: 2002 (co-authored with Patrick O’Mahony); Community, Routledge: 2003; and Rethinking Europe: Social Theory and the Implications of Europeanization, Routledge: 2005 (co-authored with Chris Rumsford). His main current research concerns cosmopolitanism theory with an application to issues of Europeanization and modernity in a comparative perspective.