Human Beings are Born Neither Free nor Equal

  • Guy Ankerl Interuniversity Institute of Geneva

Author Biography

Guy Ankerl, Interuniversity Institute of Geneva

Guy Ankerl is a professor of Sociology. He was appointed as a professor of Sociology at the University of Montreal in 1996. He published numerous scientific articles and books, including Beyond Monopoly Capitalism and Monopoly Socialism (1978), Experimental Sociology of Architecture (1981), Rapid urbanization in the Third World (1984), and Coexisting Contemporary Civilizations: Arabo-Muslim, Bharati, Chinese, and Western (2000). Apart from that, he is an expert consultant for the United Nations, the ILO, the Ministry of Finance of Canada, and the Swiss National Science Foundation scientific research for urbanization issues around the world.


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How to Cite
ANKERL, Guy. Human Beings are Born Neither Free nor Equal. Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 1-6, june 2019. ISSN 2599-2147. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 july 2020. doi:

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