June 3, 2019

Since 1988, Social Research has published 20 issues that have explored political transitions occurring in various countries and regions in the world. The series began with two issues examining Central and East Europe on the cusp of the dramatic changes that led to and...

November 30, 2016

Arjun Appadurai, Guest Editor 

Arien Mack, Journal Editor 

The most important thing about failure is that it is not a fact but a human judgment. We are therefore obliged to ask how the judgment is made, who is authorized to make it, who is forced to accept the judgment....

April 1, 2012

Arien Mack, Editor 

This special issue seeks to explore the many ways in which comedy figures into political life, where it can serve as a safety valve and a way of maintaining the status quo, and how it can subvert, persuade, educate, reconcile and, at times, make surv...

January 1, 2009

Arien Mack, Editor

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Endangered Scholars Worldwide

Arien Mack
Editor’s Introduction

The decision to edit an issue on fraud unfortunately reflects the sense of the times we are living in this country. Although it seems highly likely that fraud has always b...

October 1, 2002

Arien Mack, Editor

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Arien Mack
Editor’s Introduction

This issue of Social Research is devoted to essays on the position of women in developing countries. It is by no means comprehensive, nor could it be given our space limitations. In my invitation to aut...

October 1, 2000

Arien Mack, Editor

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Charles Tilly

Introduction: Violence Viewed and Reviewed

Observers of human violence divide into three camps: idea people, behavior people, and relation people. Members of the three camps differ in their understanding of fundamental cau...

July 1, 1997

Arien Mack, Editor

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Richard Sennett
The New Capitalism

This article examines two propositions concerning the culture of a capitalist order of work and place in relation to the forms of polity in a political and global economy. The first proposition state...

July 1, 1994

Arien Mack, Editor

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G. M. Tamás

A Disquisition on Civil Society

The article discusses aspects of the civil society and its relation to tyranny, injustice and disorder. The idea of the state, traditionally associated with the notions of order and hierarchy,...

April 1, 1994

Arien Mack, Editor

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David Gordon

'Twixt the Cup and the Lip: Mainstream Economics and the Formation of Economic Policy

This article presents an argument regarding the mainstream economics and the formation of economic policy in the US. On a wide variety of...

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