‘Why Nick Clegg needs a degree in sociology’

Les Back explains in a blog on BSA’s ‘Sociology and the Cuts’ why an understanding of sociology would help senior politici

ans make sense of opposition to their policies.


British Sociological Association

The British Sociological Association is the national subject association for sociologists in Britain. Founded in 1951, our members are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds including research, teaching, students and practitioners in a variety of fields. Through a range of exclusive membership benefits, specialist study groups and a busy calendar of events, we provide a network of communication to all who are concerned with the promotion and use of sociology and sociological research, helping to improve our understanding of society and social processes.