Free Access: Editor’s Choice Collection,Contemporary Social Science

21 November 2017

Free Access: Editor’s Choice Collection, Contemporary Social Science

Over the past few years Contemporary Social Science has gained a reputation for exploring current and emerging social issues from a variety of social science perspectives through publishing themed issues on specific topics.  This has brought to light the ways in which different disciplines complement our understanding of pressing problems facing society.  This focussed, yet eclectic approach has drawn in contributions from around the world, demonstrating that social issues know no cultural, language or geographical boundaries. There is much to be gained from cross-national considerations and comparisons.

To reflect the richness and diversity of the contributions to Contemporary Social Science the Editor in Chief of the Journal, Professor David Canter FAcSS, has selected ten papers that are being made freely available. They cover a remarkable range of topics, from the presentation of the self-online to the implication of social inequality on economic growth, from how teenage girls become activists to approaches to changing environmental behaviours. The contributions are also drawn from the four corners of the globe.  From the North of England to Argentina, from the United States to India. Taken together these papers provide an overview of the range of topics that concern social scientists today around the world.