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.

Central and East European Social Research, Part I (Vol 55, Nos. 1-2, Spring 1988)


Central and East European Social Research, Part II (Vol 55, Nos. 1-2, Summer 1988)


East Europe: Where From, Where To? (Vol. 57, No. 2, Summer 1990)


Nationalism: Central and East Europe (Vol. 58, No. 4, Winter 1991)


The East Faces West; The West Faces East (Vol. 60, No. 4, Winter 1993)


Nationalism Reexamined (Vol. 63, No. 1, Spring 1996)


Gains and Losses of the Transition to Democracy (Vol. 63, No. 2, Summer 1996)


The Future of the Welfare State: East and West (Vol. 64, No. 4, Winter 1997)


Prospects for Democracy, Andrew Arato, Guest Editor (Vol. 66, No. 3, Fall 1999)


Iran Since the Revolution (Vol. 67, No. 2, Summer 2000)


Civil Society, Elzbieta Matynia, Guest Coeditor (Vol. 68, No. 4, Winter 2001)


Privacy in Post-Communist Europe, András Sájo, Guest Coeditor (Vol. 69, No. 1, Spring 2002)


South Africa: The Second Decade, Ahmed Bawa, Guest Coeditor (Vol. 72, No. 3, Fall 2005)


China in Transition, Jean-Philippe Beja, Guest Editor (Vol. 73, No. 1, Spring 2006)


Russia Today (Vol. 76, No. 1, Spring 2009)


From Impunity to Accountability: Africa’s Development in the 21st Century, Befekadu Degefe and Berhanu Nega, Guest Editors (Vol. 77, No. 4, Winter 2010)


India’s World, Arjun Appadurai, Guest Editor (Vol. 78, No. 1, Spring 2011)


Egypt in Transition, Talal Asad, Guest Coeditor (Vol. 79, No. 2, Summer 2012)


From Burma to Myanmar: Critical Transitions (Vol. 82, No. 2, Summer 2015)


Cuba: Looking Toward the Future, William LeoGrande, Guest Editor (Vol. 84, No. 2, Summer 2017)

Transitions Revisited (Vol. 86, No. 1, Spring 2019)