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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:

  • Legacies of Racial Violence: Clarifying and Addressing the Presence of the Past (March 2021)

  • The Dynamics of Homelessness: Research and Policy (January 2021)

  • Toward a Better Approach to Preventing, Identifying, and Addressing Child Maltreatment (November 2020)

  • The Rise of the Regulatory Welfare State: The Use and Abuse of Social Regulation (September 2020)

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Executive Editor
Thomas A. Kecskemethy University of Pennsylvania, USA
Managing Editor
Emily W. Babson University of Pennsylvania, USA
Editorial Advisory Board
Mahzarin Banaji Harvard University, USA
Francine D. Blau Cornell University, USA
Felton Earls Harvard University, USA
Paula England New York University, USA
Lee Epstein Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Robert Greenstein Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, USA
James S. Jackson University of Michigan, USA, Emeritus
Robert Keohane Princeton University, USA
Douglas S. Massey Princeton University, USA
Sean Reardon Stanford University, USA
Rogers Smith University of Pennsylvania, USA
Thomas J. Sugrue New York University, USA
President, Board of Directors
Kenneth Prewitt Columbia University, USA
Chair, Board of Directors
Rebecca Maynard University of Pennsylvania, USA
Board of Directors
Andrew J. Cherlin Johns Hopkins University, USA
Janet Currie Princeton University, USA
Sheldon Danziger Russell Sage Foundation
Greg J. Duncan University of California, Irvine, USA
Claudine Gay Harvard University, USA
Jacob S. Hacker Yale University, USA
Robert M. Hauser American Philosophical Society and University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
Sherman A. James Duke University, USA
David Leonhardt  
Mary Ann Meyers John Templeton Foundation, USA
Dorothy E. Roberts University of Pennsylvania, 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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