Section Editors

Section Board for 'Contemporary Politics and Society' (30)

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Dr. Virginie Guiraudon
Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Science Po, 75007 Paris, France
Interests: comparative policies; European and international; transnational mobilizations; immigration; borders; multiculturalism; equality policies; fight against discrimination; sociology of the European Union
Prof. Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes
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Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: violence in war and peace; human trafficking/ organ trafficking; institutional child abuse; public anthropology/scholarship with commitment; critical psychiatry; US; Europe; Latin America; South Africa
Prof. Dr. John Pratt
Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Interests: comparative penology; history and sociology of punishment
Prof. Dr. Andy Bennett
School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, Qld 4111, Australia
Interests: DIY culture and practice; youth cultures and well-being; popular music history and heritage; popular music and ageing; urban and regional music scenes
Prof. Dr. J. Edwin Benton
School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, University of South Florida,Tampa, FL 33620, USA.
Interests: state, local, and urban government and politics; local government services, revenues, and expenditures; American county governments; federalism; intergovernmental relations (IGR); intergovernmental finances and fiscal behavior; and political behavior, public opinion, and elections
Prof. Dr. Werner Bonefeld
Department of Politics, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
Interests: critical theory; critical political economy and political sociology; state theory; global political economy; Marx and Marxism; German ordoliberalism and the Frankfurt School
Prof. Dr. Steve Kroll-Smith
Department of Sociology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA
Interests: Disaster and the Problem of Recovery; Environmental Sociology; Historical Sociology
Dr. Geoffrey L. Buckley
Department of Geography, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979, USA
Interests: environmental history and historical geography; environmental justice; mining landscapes; public lands; urban environments; urban sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Stephen M. Wheeler
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. Dr. Giuseppe Cannistraro
Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Universita' degli Studi di Messina, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
Interests: energetics; noise pollution; energy saving; environmental pollution; air quality; indoor comfort
Prof. Dr. David L. Feldman
Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-7075, USA
Interests: water resource policy; urban water issues; environmental politics and policy; global climate change policy; ethics and environmental decisions; adaptive management and sustainable development
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Prof. Dr. Paul Milbourne
School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3WA, UK
Interests: social geography; rural geography; environmental geography
Prof. Dr. Jay P. Corrin
Division of the Social Sciences, College of General Studies, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Interests: Religion and politics, especially the influence of Catholicism on political thought and actions
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Prof. Dr. Javier Díaz-Noci
Faculty of Communication, Pompeu Fabra University, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: internet; online journalism; digitization; journalism history; intellectual property; media history; inequality and public opinion
Prof. Dr. Ludger Helms
Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: political leadership; executive politics; political opposition; comparative political institutions; constitutional engineering; West European politics
Prof. Dr. John Loughlin
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. Dr. Lisa Hajjar
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. Dr. Paul K. Jones
College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
Interests: modern demagogy and populism; cultural populism; public sphere and media systems; the sociological work of the Frankfurt School; critical theory
Prof. Dr. Marie Gillespie
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK
Interests: diaspora; culture; media; identities; citizenship
Prof. Dr. David Barker
Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University, Washington, DC 20016, USA
Interests: American politics; public opinion; electoral politics; political behavior; political representation; political communication; political representation
Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Zahariadis
Department of International Studies, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN 38112, USA
Interests: comparative public policy; European Union politics; West European politics; the politics of the policy process; international political economy
Prof. Dr. Jouni Häkli
Regional Studies (SPARG), Tampere University, FI33014 Tampere, Finland
Interests: political geography; global and transnational sociology; political subjectivity; political agency; forced migration; transnationalization; discourses and practices of territoriality; borders and national identities; urban planning and civic participation
Prof. Dr. Gabe Mythen
Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZR, UK
Interests: impacts of risk on everyday life across a range of domains, including national security, crime, politics, welfare, work, the environment and consumption; relationship between risk, security and control
Prof. Dr. Alan Bairner
School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
Interests: political ideologies; sport and politics; sport; nationalism and national identities; sport celebrity; sport and place; sport and literature; sport and society in China
Prof. Dr. Nik Brown
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. Dr. Patrick James
International Relations, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0044, USA
Interests: international relations; methods; Canadian politics
Dr. Daniel Stockemer
School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
Interests: political participation; elections; social movements; right-wing extremism; democracy and democratization; women's representation; quantitative and qualitative methods
Prof. Dr. Douglas D. Heckathorn
Department of Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-7601, USA
Interests: rational choice theory; collective action; social movements; social networks; hidden populations; AIDS
Prof. Dr. Andreas Pickel

Department of Politics, Trent University, Peterborough, ON K9L 0G2, Canada
Interests: global and comparative political economy; nationalism and ethnicity; political sociology; philosophy of social science; European Union; Cuba; United States
Prof. Dr. Jon Shefner
Department of Sociology, The University of Tennessee, 901 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0490, USA
Interests: political economy; globalization and development; social movements; political sociology; green economy; Latin America; community organizing; field methods
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