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In 2007, Giddens was listed as the fifth most-referenced author of books in the humanities. Four notable stages can be identified in his academic life. The first one involved outlining a new vision of what sociology is, presenting a theoretical and methodological understanding of that field, based on a critical reinterpretation of the classics. Giddens’ ambition was both to recast social theory and to re-examine our understanding of the development and trajectory of modernity. Turbulent and Mighty Continent: What Future for Europe?