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The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

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Executive Editor
Thomas A. Kecskemethy University of Pennsylvania


eISSN: 15523349 | ISSN: 00027162 | Current volume: 667 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-monthly

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.

In this era of specialization, few scholarly periodicals cover the scope of societies and politics like The ANNALS. Each volume is guest edited by outstanding scholars and experts in the topics studied and presents more than 200 pages of timely, in-depth research on a significant topic of concern.

Topics of recent and future volumes include:

  • The Federal Statistical System: Its Vulnerability Matters More Than You Think (September 2010)
  • Continental Divides: International Migration in the Americas (July 2010)
  • Reconsidering Culture and Poverty (May 2010)
  • Field Experiments in Comparative Politics and Policy (March 2010)
  • Beyond Admissions: Re-thinking College Opportunities and Outcomes (January 2010)
  • The Shape of the New American City (November 2009)
  • The End of Television? Its Impact on the World (So Far) (September 2009)
  • Fathering across Diversity and Adversity: International Perspectives and Policy Interventions (July 2009)
  • Race, Crime, and Justice: Contexts and Complexities (May 2009)
  • The Globalization of Class Actions (March 2009)
  • The Moynihan Report Revisited: Lessons and Reflections after Four Decades (January 2009)
  • Exceptional Outcomes: Achievement in Education and Employment among Children of Immigrants(November 2008)
  • Cultural Sociology and Its Diversity (September 2008)
  • Terrorism: What the Next President Will Face (July 2008)
  • The Politics of History in Comparative Perspective (May 2008)
  • Public Diplomacy in a Changing World (March 2008)
  • Overweight and Obesity in America’s Children: Causes, Consequences, Solutions (January 2008)

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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
Managing Editor
Editorial Advisory Board
Mahzarin Banaji Harvard University
Francine D. Blau Cornell University
Felton Earls Harvard University
Paula England University of Pennsylvania, USA
Lee Epstein Washington University in St. Louis
Robert Greenstein Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Robert Keohane Princeton University, USA
Douglas S. Massey Princeton University
Sean Reardon Stanford University
Rogers Smith University of Pennsylvania, USA
Thomas J. Sugrue Social and Cultural Analysis and History, New York University
President, Board of Directors
Kenneth Prewitt Columbia University, USA
Chair, Board of Directors
Janice Fanning Madden University of Pennsylvania, USA
Secretary, Board of Directors
Mary Ann Meyers John Templeton Foundation
Board of Directors
Andrew J. Cherlin Johns Hopkins University, USA
Sheldon Danziger Russell Sage Foundation
Greg J. Duncan University of California, Irvine, USA
Jacob S. Hacker Yale University, USA
Robert M. Hauser National Research Council
James S. Jackson Anthropology, University of Michigan, Emeritus
Arthur Lupia University of Michigan, USA
Rebecca Maynard University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dorothy E. Roberts University of Pennsylvania, USA
Theda Skocpol Harvard University, USA
Editor Emeritus
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: thomask@asc.upenn.edu  

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