Luc Huyse (b. 1937) worked as a sociology professor at the Catholic University of Leuven. He is the author of well-known books as 'Beyond Compartimentalization' (De verzuiling voorbij) and 'On Politics' (Over politiek). These books established his authority in the field of politics and sociology for a general public. His rich academic career, an impressive bibliography and intelligent interventions in public debate in Flanders make him an author whose opinions are noted and listened to.