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Manuel Castells Holberg Prize Awarded In 2012

Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells

Award Name : Holberg Prize

Year of Award : 2012

Award for : Social sciences

Location : Los Angeles, California, United States


Manuel Castells (born 1942) is a Spanish sociologist especially associated with research on the information society, communication and globalization.The 2000–09 research survey of the Social Sciences Citation Index ranks him as the world’s fifth most-cited social science scholar, and the foremost-cited communication scholar.He was awarded the 2012 Holberg Prize,for having "shaped our understanding of the political dynamics of urban and global economies in the network society."