Anthony Giddens is the former director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge, and a member of the House of Lords, UK. He is a very influential sociologist and social theorist, and his many books include The Third Way and The Consequences of Modernity. Philip W. Sutton is an independent researcher formerly of the University of Leeds and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
"Anthony Giddens, now Baron Giddens, has spent a lifetime thinking about and teaching sociology to students in the UK and across the globe. [...] With this current work, Giddens and Sutton continue [the] tradition of providing a well-written introduction to sociological thinking that is accessible to all, but have cleverly done so in a format that is thinner and more easily digestible - well suited for a new generation of students more accustomed to accessing learning materials online in bite-sized chunks." -Reference Reviews