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Prof. Dr. Martin J. Bull
University of Salford, Crescent House, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, UK
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Interests: contemporary Italian politics; southern European politics; democratization; political corruption; the European left, west European communism and party political change; European Union politics
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Vinod K. Aggarwal
Department of Political Science, Haas School of Business, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Interests: international politics of trade; international finance; comparative public policy; rational choice and bargaining theory
Prof. Amy L. Best
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University, Robinson Hall B, 4400 University Drive MS 3G5, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
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Interests: youth; race, class and gender inequalities; education; consumption and consumer markets; childhood health
Prof. Sylvia Beyer
Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI 53141, USA
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Interests: women in science (STEM); gender stereotypes; gender and confidence (self-efficacy); psychology of gender; gender pay gap
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Women in Male-Dominated Domains
Prof. Dr. Sanjai Bhagat
Department of Finance, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
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Interests: corporate governance; management compensation; bank capital; bank capital structure; IPO valuation; investment banking; law and finance; mergers and takeovers
Prof. Richard E. Bilsborrow
Carolina Population Center and Department of Biostatistics; Adjunct Professor of Geography, Economics, Planning and Environment; University of North Carolina, 206 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
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Interests: Demography (especially migration, fertility); land use and environment (including deforestation); economic development; surveys/sampling and data collection
Prof. Louis Brennan
Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Interests: Global Strategy; Supply Chain Management; International Business; Technology Management; Culture & Operations Strategy
Prof. Nik Brown
Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU), University of York, York YO10 4DJ, UK
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Interests: biopolitics; sociology and politics of biology and medicine; futures and the sociology of expectation; risk and biotechnology; biopolitics of immunity, immune systems and immunological technologies
Prof. Mark Carey
Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
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Interests: environmental history; history of science; glaciers and the cryosphere; human dimensions of climate change and natural disasters; water management; Peru and the Andean region
Prof. Dr. Mark A. Cohen
Owen Graduate School of Management and School of Law, Vanderbilt University, Washington, DC 20036, USA
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Interests: law and economics; environmental regulation; information disclosure; corporate social responsibility; crime and justice
Prof. Dr. Gráinne Conole
School of Education, University of Leicester, 21 University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RF, UK
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Interests: e-learning; technology enhanced learning; learning design; open educational resources; social and participatory media; learning theories; e-learning strategy and policy; theory and methodology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: New Media and Social Learning
Prof. Graham Crow
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Crystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD, UK
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Interests: research methods; comparative, historical, and theoretical sociology; sociology of families; households and domestic life; sociology of communities
Prof. Pierre Desrochers
Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
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Interests: Economic Geography; Economic Development; Energy Policy; Food Policy; Technological Innovation; Sustainable Development
Prof. Dr. Steve Duck
Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa, 151 Becker Communication Studies Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1498, USA
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Interests: social and personal relationship processes; Kelly's personal construct theory
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Social and Personal Relationships
Prof. Francesco Duina
Department of Sociology, Bates College, Lewiston, ME 04240, USA
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Interests: regional economic organizations; international political economy; European Union; sociological institutional theory; sociology of culture
Prof. David L. Feldman
Department of Planning, Policy & Design, School of Social Ecology, 226F Social Ecology I, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-7075, USA
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Interests: environmental politics and policy; environmental and natural resource ethics; water resources policy and management; the politics of global change; risk communication and hazards management, the politics of the water-energy-food nexus, cities and the global environment
Prof. Dr. Urs Fischbacher
Department of Applied Economics, University of Konstanz, P.O.Box D 131, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany
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Interests: experimental economics; behavioral economics; neuroeconomics; economic policy; social norms; social preferences
Prof. Dr. Lawrence M. Friedman
School of Law, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
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Interests: legal history; law and society; succession law; law and popular culture
Prof. Steve Fuller
Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
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Interests: history, philosophy and sociology of the sciences: transhumanism; science and religion; the future of the university; intellectual property
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Beyond the Negativity of Death: Towards a New Necropolitics
Prof. Kevin Fox Gotham
School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University, 215 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
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Interests: urban sociology; tourism; real estate; housing policy; post-disaster redevelopment
Prof. Dr. Gernot Grabher
Urban and Regional Economic Studies, HCU Hamburg, Winterhuder Weg 31, D-22085 Hamburg, Germany
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Interests: economic geography; network research; knowledge production; social media; cultural and creative industries
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Constructing Resilience, Negotiating Vulnerability
Prof. Lisa Hajjar
Sociology Department, University of California - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
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Interests: sociology of law; political sociology; sociology of human rights; international human rights and humanitarian law; law and conflict
Prof. Douglas D. Heckathorn
Department of Sociology, 344 Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-7601, USA
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Interests: rational choice theory; collective action; social movements; social networks; hidden populations; AIDS
Prof. Ludger Helms
Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Interests: political leadership; executive politics; political opposition; comparative political institutions; constitutional engineering; West European politics
Prof. Dr. Ron Johnston
School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS, UK
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Interests: electoral studies; human geography; urban studies
Prof. Susanne Karstedt
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Mt Gravatt campus, Griffith University, 176 Messines Ridge Road, Mt Gravatt QLD 4122, Australia
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Interests: international crimes; transitional justice; comparative cross-national and cross-cultural analyses of crime and justice, in particular violence, corruption, legitimacy and trsut in police and justice, democracy and violence; emotions, crime and justice; emotions and the law
Prof. Gayle Kaufman
Department of Sociology, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035, USA
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Interests: family; gender; marriage; fatherhood; work and family; parental leave; intergenerational relations
Prof. Haider A. Khan
Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, 2201 South Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80208, USA
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Interests: international finance; comparative corporate governance; democracy and public policy; China and BRICS; Neuroeconomics and Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz
Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
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Interests: social inequality; social mobility; social stratification
Prof. Dr. Leonidas Kyriakides
Department of Education, University of Cyprus, P.O.Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Interests: quantitative research methods in Social Sciences; educational effectiveness research; school and teacher evaluation; meta-analysis
Prof. Oliver Leaman
Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky, POT 1415, Lexington, KY 40506-0027, USA
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Interests: Islamic philosophy; Islamic studies; Islamic theology; Jewish philosophy; Asian philosophy
Prof. Dr. John Loughlin
Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0BN, UK
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Interests: federalism; regionalism; local government; the changing nature of the nation-state; globalisation; religion and politics
Prof. Loren D. Marks
School of Family Life, Brigham Young University, 2092C JFSB, Provo, UT 84604, USA
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Interests: religion and families; strong African American families; qualitative research methods
Prof. Greg Newbold
School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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Interests: crime; criminal justice; social history
Prof. Dr. Lennart Nygren
Department of Social Work, Umeå University, S-901 87 Umeå, Sweden
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Interests: family policy; comparative social policy; child protection; youth health and welfare; social work knowledge; auditing of social services
Prof. Dr. Terrance Odean
Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Interests: investor behavior; behavioral finance
Prof. Jay P. Corrin
Division of the Social Sciences, College of General Studies, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
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Interests: Religion and politics, especially the influence of Catholicism on political thought and actions
Prof. Nigel Parton
Professor of Applied Childhood Studies, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK
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Interests: chid welfare; child protection; social work; social policy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Contemporary Developments in Child Protection
Prof. Nicola Phillips
Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
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Interests: global political economy; global governance; development; inequality; labour; migration
Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn
1. Professor of Environmental Sociology and Technology Assessment, Stuttgart University, Seidenstraße 36, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
2. Scientific Director, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Berliner Str. 130, 14467 Potsdam, Germany
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Interests: risk governance; risk perception; stakeholder and public involvement; sustainability studies
Prof. Karen E. Smith
International Relations Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK
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Interests: Brexit; EU-UN relations; European Union foreign policy; genocide; human rights and foreign policy; mass atrocity prevention
Prof. Dorothy J. Solinger
Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92617, USA
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Interests: Chinese domestic politics and political economy; comparative politics; East Asian politics
Prof. Dan Stevens
Department of Politics, University of Exeter, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE, UK Phone/fax numbers: 01326 253762
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Interests: Mass political behaviour; Political communication; Media; Elections; US politics; British politics; Political psychology
Assoc. Prof. Daniel Stockemer
School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
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Interests: political participation; elections; social movements; right-wing extremism; democracy and democratization; women's representation; quantitative and qualitative methods
Prof. Stephen M. Wheeler
Landscape Architecture Program, Department of Environmental Design, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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Interests: sustainable development; city and regional planning; climate change planning; urban design; urban morphology; social ecology; social change
Prof. Rima Wilkes
Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T1Z1, Canada
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Interests: collective action by indigenous nations; media and social movements; public opinion; immigration; trust
Prof. Dr. Frank Witlox
1. Geography Department, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281/S8, 9000 Gent, Belgium
2. Visiting Professor for Teaching Economic Geography of Urban Systems, University of Tartu, Estonia
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Interests: travel behavior analysis and modeling; travel and land use; sustainable mobility issues; business travel; cross-border mobility; city logistics; global commodity chains; globalization and world city-formation; polycentric urban development; contemporary challenges in agricultural land use; locational analysis of corporations
Prof. Marjorie S. Zatz
University of California, Merced, 5200 N. Lake Rd., Merced, CA 95343, USA
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Interests: Immigration policy; Immigration, crime and victimization; Race, gender, and juvenile and criminal court processing and sanctioning; Chicano gangs; Latin American legal systems

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