August 20, 2018

Arien Mack, Journal Editor

Table of Contents

Ebby Abramson

Dolunay Bulut

Endangered Scholars Worldwide

Arien Mack

The discussion around the idea of estrangement—in the sense of "making strange"—involves various elements. We hope it will draw our readers’ a...

March 1, 2018

Chasing Democracy in an Age of Mistrust

In the Social Research issue on “Fraud,” political scientist E.E. Schattschneider is quoted by Andrew Gumbel as saying, “Democracy as we now understand it has been superimposed on an old governmental structure which was inhospitab...

August 3, 2017


China’s most famous activist, Nobel laureate, and Social Research author, Liu Xiaobo has died of liver cancer at age 61. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese authorities in Shenyang province, comes two weeks after Chinese officials announce...

May 24, 2017


Understanding modern nationalism as it emerges with renewed vigor around the world is no small task.  Social Research authors have explored a variety of trends underlying this worldwide shift.

Aryeh Neier’s “America’s New Nationalism” in vol. 71...

December 14, 2016


Failure, it seems, is all around us—something to which nothing and no one is immune. The newly published fall issue of Social Research, "Failure," guest-edited by Arjun Appadurai, addresses failure from myriad angle...

October 1, 2014

Arien Mack, Editor 

This issue marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Heuss Professorship at the New School for Social Research. Named for Theodore Heuss, the first president of West Germany after World War II was permanently established in 1975 to foster a union between...

October 1, 2013

Teresa Ghilarducci and Rick McGahey, Guest Editors 

Arien Mack, Journal Editor 

This issue features the discussion of economists on the limits and failures of economic analyses supporting austerity policies, showing how these policies hold back economic growth and analyz...

March 1, 2013

Richard J. Bernstein, Guest Editor 

Arien Mack, Journal Editor

During the past few decades there has been an explosion of interest in the tangled relations of politics, religion, and theology. Is the famous thesis of Carl Schmitt—"all significant concepts of the modern t...

July 1, 2012

Talal Asad, Guest Coeditor

Arien Mack, Editor

This special issue aims to shed light on the origins of the events in Tahrir Square, the deposing of President Mubarak, the changes currently under way, what the future may look like and what the impact of Egypt transition is...

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