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The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

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Since 1889, The American Academy of Political and Social Science has served as a forum for the free exchange of ideas among the well informed and intellectually curious.

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Topics of recent and future volumes include:

  • Preventing Gun Violence in America: What Works and What is Possible (November 2022)
  • The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic (September 2022)

  • Single Parent Families and Public Policy: Evidence from High-Income Countries (July 2022)

  • From Supervision to Opportunity: Reimagining Probation and Parole (May 2022)

  • Threats to Science: Politicization, Misinformation, and Inequalities (March 2022)

  • Democratic Vulnerabilities (January 2022)

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The AAPSS seeks to promote the progress of the social sciences and the use of social science knowledge in the enrichment of public understanding and in the development of public policy. It does so by fostering multidisciplinary understanding of important questions among those who create, disseminate, and apply the social sciences, and by encouraging and celebrating talented people who produce and use research to enhance public understanding of important social problems.

Executive Editor
Thomas A. Kecskemethy University of Pennsylvania, USA
Editorial Assistant
Stacy Y. Liu The American Academy of Political and Social Science
Editorial Advisory Board
Jennifer Glass University of Texas, Austin, USA
Darrick Hamilton The New School
Ariel Kalil The University of Chicago, USA
Jamila Michener Cornell University, USA
Angela Rachidi American Enterprise Institute, USA
Rogers Smith University of Pennsylvania, USA
Thomas J. Sugrue New York University, USA
Marta Tienda Princeton University, Emerita, USA
David Yokum Brown University
Jim Ziliak University of Kentucky
President, Board of Directors
Marta Tienda Princeton University, Emerita, USA
Chair, Board of Directors
Paula D. McClain Duke University, USA
Board of Directors
Carol Anderson Emory University, USA
Jamelle Bouie The New York Times, USA
Dominique Brossard University of Wisconsin, USA
Maria Cancian Georgetown University, USA
Rodney Hero Arizona State University, USA
Aaron Klein Brookings Institution, USA
Taeku Lee Harvard University
Paula D. McClain Duke University, USA
Suzanne Mettler Cornell University, USA
Mary A. Meyers John Templeton Foundation, USA
Claude Steele Stanford Graduate School of Education, Emeritus, USA
Mary Waters Harvard University, USA
Editor Emeritus
Phyllis Kaniss (deceased) University of Pennsylvania, USA
Richard D. Lambert University of Pennsylvania, USA
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  • The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) welcomes proposals for future volumes of The Annals that promote the use of the social sciences to inform public opinion and improve public policy. The Academy seeks proposals with broad, interdisciplinary perspectives on important social issues. Typically, each volume consists of a preface/introduction and 10-12 articles for an average volume length of 279 typeset pages or approximately 250-300 double-space manuscript pages (including figures and tables).


    The proposal should include the rationale for the volume, a summary of the issues it would explore, and an explanation of their importance to public policy. The proposal should also include an overview of the field of research under examination and how the proposed volume would advance that field as well as a list of proposed chapters and the names and affiliations of potential contributors. If you would be interested in serving as special editor of a volume of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, please send a 2-3 page proposal to Tom Kecskemethy, AAPSS, 202 S. 36th Street, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3806; E-mail:  

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