Social Sciences — Journal Editorial Boards


Prof. Dr. Nigel Parton
School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
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Interests: social problems and social welfare; child protection and child welfare; social work; social policy
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Prof. Dr. Martin J. Bull
Former Editor-in-Chief
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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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. Dr. Derek H. Alderman
Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
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Interests: cultural geography; critical place naming studies; heritage tourism; public memory and commemoration; social and spatial justice; race relations; southeastern United States
Prof. Dr. Elijah Anderson *
Department of Sociology, Yale University, P.O. Box 208625, New Haven, CT 06520-8265, USA
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Interests: Urban Inequality; Ethnography; Cultural Sociology; Social Deviance; Race Relations; Theory
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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
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Special Issue in Social Sciences: 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. Giuseppe Cannistraro
Universita' degli Studi di Messina, Italy
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Interests: energetics; noise pollution; energy saving; environmental pollution; air quality; indoor comfort
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. Jacob E. Cheadle
Department of Sociology, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Oldfather Hall, Room 737, Lincoln, NE 68588-0324, USA
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Interests: Health and development; social neuroscience & neurosociology; biosociology & bio-demography; social network analysis; quantitative research method
Prof. Meda Chesney-Lind
Department of Women's Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2424 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
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Interests: female delinquency; women and crime; gender and the law; feminist criminology
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. 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. Kevin Cullinane
School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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Interests: logistics, transport economics, international trade, supply chain management, distribution, networks
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. Keith Dowding
School of Politics & International Relations, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia
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Interests: public administration; political theory and political philosophy; urban policy; public policy; comparative government and politics; political science
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 in Social Sciences: 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. Dr. Lauren Dundes
Department of Sociology, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD 21157, USA
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Interests: race and gender intersectionality; racial and ethnic stereotypes; hypermasculinity; gender roles; assimilation; cultural factors in health care; sociology of food safety; attitudes about the functioning of the criminal justice system
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Special Issue in Social Sciences: The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
Prof. Dr. Tor Eriksson
Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, Denmark
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Interests: labor markets; organizational and personnel economics; intergenerational mobility; the Chinese economy
Prof. Barbara Fawcett
Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
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Interests: feminism; older age; mental health; disability
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Special Issue in Social Sciences: Feminisms: Forwards, Backwards and Something in Between
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
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Special Issue in Social Sciences: Beyond the Negativity of Death: Towards a New Necropolitics
Prof. Marie Gillespie
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK
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Interests: diaspora; culture; media; identities; citizenship
Prof. Steven Gold
Department of Sociology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1111, USA
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Interests: international migration; ethnic economies; ethnic conflict; qualitative methods; visual sociology
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 in Social Sciences: 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. Dr. Sigrun Kabisch
Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
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Interests: Interdependencies between natural, social and built environment; Spatial consequences of demographic change; Social vulnerability towards climate change in urban areas; Social challenges of mass housing estates; Urban environments and children's health
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. Dorothea Kübler
1. WZB Social Science Center Berlin, Reichpietschufer 50, D-10785 Berlin, Germany
2. Technical University Berlin, Faculty of Economics and Management, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: experimental and behavioral economics; market design; economics of privacy; education and labor economics
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Special Issue in Games: The Economics of Privacy: Privacy and Data Protection in a Digital World
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. Dr. Ineke Maas
Department of Sociology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 14, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Interests: social inequality; social mobility; educational inequality; gender inequality; immigrant integration
Prof. Shunsuke Managi
Urban Institute, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
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Interests: Urban engineering; Traffic engineering; Applied economics; Environmental economics
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. Robert McMaster
Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
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Interests: institutional economics; social economics; provision of health care; governance of public services; methodology of social sciences
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. Greg Noble
Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Bldg EM - Parramatta Campus, Locked Bag 1797 Penrith DC, NSW 2751, Australia
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Interests: youth, ethnicity and gender; everyday multiculturalism; Bourdieusian theory; cultural pedagogies and habit; the cultural analysis of education
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
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Special Issue in Social Sciences: Christians and the Cold War
Prof. Dr. Ann Phoenix
1. Thomas Coram Research Unit, Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education, 27 Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AA, UK
2. Jane and Aatos Erkko Professor, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Helsinki University, Fabianinkatu 24 A, Helsinki 00140, Finland
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Interests: home; intergenerational relations; intersectionality; migration; motherhood; social identities; transnational families
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. Joachim J. Savelsberg
Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Interests: human rights crimes; collective memory; sociology of knowledge; sociology of law; sociology of crime and punishment
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. Dan Stevens
Department of Politics, University of Exeter, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE, UK
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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. Naomi Tadmor
Department of History, Lancaster University, Bowland College, Lancaster LA1 4YT, UK
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Interests: History; early modern History; Tudor and Stuart history; English history; social history; social relations; cultural and intellectual history; history and literature; language and texts; gender; family history; Bible; reading
Prof. Carlos Teixeira
Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, 1147 Research Road, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7, Canada
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Interests: urban social geography; housing studies; immigration; ethnic entrepreneurship; neighbourhood change in North American cities
Prof. Bridgette Wessels
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, 5th Floor Claremont Tower, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
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Interests: digital sociology; information society and knowledge society; digital and social inequality; new media and social media; methodological innovation
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
Geography Department, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
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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, and locational analysis of corporations
Prof. Robert Wright
Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde, Sir William Duncan Building, 130 Rottenrow, Glasgow G4 0GE, UK
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Interests: population economics; labour economics; education economics; financial economics; econometrics
Prof. Nikolaos Zahariadis
Department of International Studies, Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112, USA
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Interests: comparative public policy; European Union politics; West European politics; the politics of the policy process; international political economy
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