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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
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 pay gap
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. 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. 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
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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
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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. 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. 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. 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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