My Current Research Projects and Activities include the following:

Cosmopolitanism, with a particular focus on world varieties of cosmopolitanism


Comparative perspectives on modernity


Economy, Society and and State: Political and historical sociology of Europe


Capitalism and democracy


Temporalities of the Anthropocene


The European cultural and political heritage


‘Social platform’ project on Cultural Heritage and European Identities, funded from the Horizon 2020 programme within the call Reflective Society 2012. This is a two year ‘social platform’ project beginning in May 2015. The partners include the Central European University, Budapest, Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Universitat de Barcelona, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Interarts. See the project's website


I have a blog site, curently featuring short pieces on Brexit


Research Students 

I am interested in supervising students with research interests in the above topics or in topics in social and political theory, the philosophy of the social sciences, historical and cultural sociology, nationalism and social identity, modernity and the European cultural and political heritage, the sociology of Europeanization.


Other Activities

I edit the European Journal of Social Theory, a quarterly published by Sage.  Email address: The EJST was founded in 1998 by Gerard Delanty and has been an ISI listed journal since 2010. 


A Selection of Recent Publications (since 2009)


Delanty, G. 2018 The European Heritage: A Critical Re-Interpretation. London: Routledge. 


Delanty, G.  2018 2nd edition Formations of European Modernity: A Historical and Political Sociology of Europe. London: Palgrave. 


Delanty, G. 2009 The Cosmopolitan Imagination: the Renewal of Critical Social Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Delanty, G. 2018 3rd Edition Community, Routledge: London. 


Edited Books:

Delanty, G. (ed.)  2018 2nd edition Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies. London: Routledge.


Delanty, G. (with David Inglis) (ed.) 2010 Cosmopolitanism: Critical Concepts in  the Social Sciences. 4 vols. London. Routledge.


Delanty, G. (with M. Sassatelli and Giorgi, L.)  2011 (eds) Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere London: Routledge


Delanty, G. (with Stephen P. Turner) (eds) 2011 Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory. London: Routledge.


Journal Articles:

Delanty, G. 2011 ‘Varieties of Critique in Sociological Theory and their Methodological Implications for Social Research’ Irish Journal of Sociology 19 (1): 98-62


Delanty, G. 2011 ‘Cultural Diversity, Democracy and the Prospects of Cosmopolitanism: A Theory of Cultural Encounters’ British Journal of Sociology 62: 4: 633-56.


Delanty, G. 2012 ‘A Cosmopolitan Approach to the Explanation of Social Change’ Sociological Review 62 (2): 333-54.


Delanty, G. 2012 ‘Europe in an Age of Austerity: Contradictions of Capitalism and Democracy’ International Critical Thought 2 (4): 445-55.


Delanty. G. 2012 ‘The Historical Regions of Europe: Civilizational Backgrounds and Multiple Routes to Modernity’ Historická sociologie 3 (1-2)

Available on-line


Delanty, G.  2010 ‘Civilizational Analysis and Critical Theory’ Thesis Eleven No 100: 46-52


Delanty, G. 2014 ‘The Prospects of Cosmopolitanism and the Possibility of Global Justice’Journal of Sociology 50 (2): 213-228.


Delanty, G.  2014 ‘Not all is Lost in Translation: World Varieties of Cosmopolitanism’Cultural Sociology 8 (4): 374-91 

Published in Spanish translation in Papers: Revista de Sociologia  2015 vol 100, no. 3: 282-203   Availble online


Delanty, G.  2014 ‘Introduction: Perspectives on Crisis and Critique in Europe Today,’ European Journal of Social Theory on Europe in Crisis vol 17 (3): 207-218.  


Delanty, G. 2015  ‘Europe in World Regional Perspective: Formations of Modernity and Major Historical Transformations’ British Journal of Sociology 66 (3): 420-40


Delanty, G. and Mota, M.  2015 ‘Eisenstadt, Brazil and the Multiple Modernities Framework: revisions and reconsiderations’  Journal of Classical Sociology 15 (2): 39-57.


Delanty, G.  2015 Europe and the Emergence of Modernity’ History, Culture and Modernity vol 3, no. 3


Delanty, G. 2016 ‘The Making of European Society: contesting methodological nationalism’ Special issue of Innovation: The European Journal of Social  Sciences 29 (1): 3-15.


Delanty, G. 2016 ‘Multiple Europes, Multiple Modernities: Conceptualizing the Plurality of Europe’ Comparative European Politics 14 (4): 398-416


Delanty, G. 2016 ‘A Transnational World? The Implications of Transnationalism for Comparative Historical Sociology’ Social Imaginaries 2 (2).


Delanty, G. 2016 ‘Nachdenken über die Beudeutung von Solidarität und heutiges Europa,’ Sozialwisenschaftlische Literatur Rundschau   73: 123-32.


Delanty, G.  2017  ‘Entangled Memories and Transnational Histories: Current Trends and Directions for Research on the European Cultural Heritage’ European Legacy  vol. 22 (2): 129-45.


Delanty, G. and Mota, A. 2017 ‘Governing the Anthropocene: Agency, Goveranace and Knowledge’ European Journal of Social Theory 20 (1): 9-38.


Delanty, G. in press 2019  ‘The Future of Capitalism: Trends, Scenarios and Prospects for the Future’ Journal of Classical Sociology. 19:1


Delanty, G. forthcoming 2019  ‘What does Self-Determination Mean Today? The Resurgence of Nationalism and European Integration in Question’ Global Discourse  9 (1)


Book Chapters:

Delanty, G. 2014 ‘Europe’s Nemesis?: European Integration and Contradictions of Capitalism and Democracy’ in Champeau, S., Closa, C. Innerarity, D. and Maduro, M. (eds) The Future of Europe: Democracy, Legitimacy and Justice after the Euro-Crisis New York: Rowman and Littlefield.


Delanty, G. (with Paul Blokker) 2009 ‘European Identity, post-Western Europe, and Complex Cultural Diversity’, in Browning. C. and Lehti, M. (eds). The Struggle for the West: a divided and contested legacy. London: Routledge.


Delanty, G. 2009 ‘The European Heritage: history, memory and time’. In: Handbook of European Studies. Edited by C. Rumford. London: Sage.


Delanty, G. 2017 ‘A Divided Nation in a Divided Europe:Emerging Cleavages and the Crisis of European Integration’ inBrexit: Sociological Responses, edited by William Outhwaite. London: Anthem Press.


Delanty, G. 2017 ‘What happens when one culture meets another? Cultural encounters and European civilisation’ Interactions. Centuries of Commerce, Combat and Creation, Temporary Exhibition Catalogue, Brussels: House of European History/European Parliament.


Delanty, G. 2018  ‘Europe in the World: From a Regional Integration to a Global Power’ in Outhwaite, W. and Turner, S. (eds) Handbook of Political Sociology. London: Sage.


Delanty, G.  ‘Sociology’ Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology 2nd Edition. Oxford: Wiley. 8000 word article (revised version of the first edition entry)


Other pieces/short essays:

Delanty, G. 2016 ‘Review Essay: The Politics of Everyday Europe’ Current History Vol. 115, No 779. PP. 117-9.


Delanty, G. 2017 ‘Thinking Beyond the European Crisis: reflections after Brexit’ Newsletter of the Cicero Foundation


Delanty. G. 2017 Editor of 20th Anniversary Special issue of the European Journal of Social Theory 20 (1).  Introduction: ‘The European Journal of Social Theory at Twenty Years’ the European Journal of Social Theory 20 (1): 4-8.

Delanty, G. 2017   ‘Sociology in the Anthropocene: New Challenges and Old Problems’, Proceedings of the Brazilian Sociological Association, Annual Conference 2017. Published in Portuguese translation


Delanty, G. ‘Public Space and the Tasks of Cultural Heritage Today: Between Remembrance and Regeneration’. Strassbourg: Council of Europe.  In English and French