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Ms. Siyang Liu

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MDPI Tongzhou Office, Room 2207, Jincheng Center, No. 21 Cuijingbeili, Tongzhou District, Beijing 101101, China
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Prof. Dr. Martin J. Bull (Website)

University of Salford, Crescent House, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, UK
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 (Website)

Department of Political Science, Haas School of Business, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: international politics of trade; international finance; comparative public policy; rational choice and bargaining theory
Prof. Dr. Sanjai Bhagat (Website)

Department of Finance, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
Interests: corporate governance; management compensation; bank capital; bank capital structure; IPO valuation; investment banking; law and finance; mergers and takeovers
Prof. Richard E. Bilsborrow (Website)

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
Interests: Demography (especially migration, fertility); land use and environment (including deforestation); economic development; surveys/sampling and data collection
Prof. Nik Brown (Website)

Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU), University of York, York YO10 4DJ, UK
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 (Website)

Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
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 (Website)

Owen Graduate School of Management and School of Law, Vanderbilt University, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Interests: law and economics; environmental regulation; information disclosure; corporate social responsibility; crime and justice
Prof. Dr. Gráinne Conole (Website)

School of Education, University of Leicester, 21 University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RF, UK
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: Special Issue: New Media and Social Learning
Prof. Dr. Steve Duck (Website)

Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa, 151 Becker Communication Studies Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1498, USA
Interests: social and personal relationship processes; Kelly's personal construct theory
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Social and Personal Relationships
Prof. David L. Feldman (Website)

Department of Planning, Policy & Design, School of Social Ecology, 226F Social Ecology I, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-7075, USA
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 (Website)

Department of Applied Economics, University of Konstanz, P.O.Box D 131, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany
Interests: experimental economics; behavioral economics; neuroeconomics; economic policy; social norms; social preferences
Prof. Dr. Lawrence M. Friedman (Website)

School of Law, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Interests: legal history; law and society; succession law; law and popular culture
Prof. Steve Fuller (Website)

Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Interests: history, philosophy and sociology of the sciences: transhumanism; science and religion; the future of the university; intellectual property
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Beyond the Negativity of Death: Towards a New Necropolitics
Prof. Kevin Fox Gotham (Website)

School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University, 215 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Interests: urban sociology; tourism; real estate; housing policy; post-disaster redevelopment
Prof. Dr. Gernot Grabher (Website)

Urban and Regional Economic Studies, HCU Hamburg, Winterhuder Weg 31, D-22085 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: economic geography; network research; knowledge production; social media; cultural and creative industries
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Constructing Resilience, Negotiating Vulnerability
Prof. Lisa Hajjar (Website)

Sociology Department, University of California - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
Interests: sociology of law; political sociology; sociology of human rights; international human rights and humanitarian law; law and conflict
Prof. Douglas D. Heckathorn (Website)

Department of Sociology, 344 Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-7601, USA
Interests: rational choice theory; collective action; social movements; social networks; hidden populations; AIDS
Prof. Ludger Helms (Website)

Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: political leadership; executive politics; political opposition; comparative political institutions; constitutional engineering; West European politics
Prof. Dr. Ron Johnston (Website)

School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS, UK
Interests: electoral studies; human geography; urban studies
Prof. Haider A. Khan (Website)

Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, 2201 South Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80208, USA
Interests: international finance; comparative corporate governance; democracy and public policy; China and BRICS; Neuroeconomics and Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz (Website)

Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: social inequality; social mobility; social stratification
Prof. Dr. Leonidas Kyriakides (Website)

Department of Education, University of Cyprus, P.O.Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Interests: quantitative research methods in Social Sciences; educational effectiveness research; school and teacher evaluation; meta-analysis
Prof. Dr. John Loughlin (Website)

Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0BN, UK
Interests: federalism; regionalism; local government; the changing nature of the nation-state; globalisation; religion and politics
Prof. Loren D. Marks (Website)

School of Family Life, Brigham Young University, 2092C JFSB, Provo, UT 84604, USA
Interests: religion and families; strong African American families; qualitative research methods
Prof. Greg Newbold (Website)

School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Interests: crime; criminal justice; social history
Prof. Dr. Lennart Nygren (Website)

Department of Social Work, Umeå University, S-901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Interests: family policy; comparative social policy; child protection; youth health and welfare; social work knowledge; auditing of social services
Prof. Dr. Terrance Odean (Website)

Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: investor behavior; behavioral finance
Prof. Nigel Parton (Website)

Professor of Applied Childhood Studies, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK
Interests: chid welfare; child protection; social work; social policy
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Contemporary Developments in Child Protection
Prof. Dorothy J. Solinger (Website)

Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92617, USA
Interests: Chinese domestic politics and political economy; comparative politics; East Asian politics
Prof. Stephen M. Wheeler (Website)

Landscape Architecture Program, Department of Environmental Design, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: sustainable development; city and regional planning; climate change planning; urban design; urban morphology; social ecology; social change
Prof. Rima Wilkes (Website)

Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T1Z1, Canada
Interests: collective action by indigenous nations; media and social movements; public opinion; immigration; trust
Prof. Dr. Frank Witlox (Website)

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
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 (Website)

University of California, Merced, 5200 N. Lake Rd., Merced, CA 95343, USA
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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