transitions series

Since 1988 Social Research has published a periodic series of issues devoted to countries and regions undergoing significant political and economic transition. Beginning with the dramatic transitions to democracy experienced by countries throughout East and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, the scope of the series is now worldwide.

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 accompanied the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. In this most recent examination of political transitions, we asked our authors to examine political tre...

August 29, 2017

William M. LeoGrande, Guest Editor

Arien Mack, Journal Editor  

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Ebby Abramson

Endangered Scholars Worldwide

William M. LeoGrande

Introduction: Cuba Looks to the Future

In 2018, Raul Castro will step down as president and Cuba's head of state will most likely be someone born after the 1959 revolution. He or she will take office with Castro's economic reform program still a work in progress, a population tired of aus...

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 likely to be on the Middle East more generally, including Israel and Iran.

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Matt Congdon

Endangered Scholars Worldwide

The information in this repo...

April 1, 2011

Arjun Appadurai, Guest Editor 

Arien Mack, Journal Editor 

This issue on India is part of our ongoing series devoted to countries in transition. Expertly guest edited by Arjun Appadurai, the essays in this special issue cast light on the paradox of freedom without equity that have arisen as a result of India's booming economic success.

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Matt Congdon

Endangered Scholars Worldwide

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January 1, 2011

Befekadu Degefe and Berhanu Nega,  Guest Editors

Arien Mack, Journal Editor

In this issue, experts examine the challenges of development that face African countries as they work to combat poverty, improve the protection of human rights, increase government accountability, strengthen electoral systems and manage foreign aid.

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John Clegg

Endangered Scholars Worldwide

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April 30, 2009

Arien Mack, Editor

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John Clegg
Endangered Scholars Worldwide

The article presents information on scholars who have been imprisoned for their political beliefs and actions. Political science professor Giles Ji Ungpakorn of Chulalongkorn University has been charged for defaming the throne of Thailand in his book "A Coup for the Rich: Thailand's Political Crisis," causing him to flee Thailand for Great Britain. Huma...

April 1, 2006

Jean-Phillippe Béja 

Arien Mack, Editor

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Arien Mack

Editor’s Introduction

This issue of Social Research is another in our recurring series reflecting on important political and economic transitions in the world. The series began in 1988 with issues on the transition in East and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union that led up to and followed the collapse of Communism, which was marked by the destruction of t...

October 1, 2005

Ahmed Bawa, Guest Coeditor

Arien Mack, Journal Editor

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Arien Mack  
Editor's Introduction

In the eleventh issue in the series of “Transitions,” we turn our attention to the transition to democracy that followed the collapse of the apartheid region in South Africa.

Ahmed C. Bawa

South Africa’s Young Democracy, Ten Years On: Guest Editor’s Introduction

South Africa’s transition into a nascent democracy has been celebra...

April 1, 2002

Arien Mack, Editor

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Arien Mack
Editor’s Introduction

This issue of Social Research is the ninth in our conference series, the mission of which is to foster discussion of matters of grave public interest in light of their often neglected and generally illuminating historical and cultural contexts. The current issue contains edited versions of presentations given at Social Research conference on Privacy in Post-com...

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