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Global Perspectives (GP) is an online-only, peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary journal seeking to advance social science research and debates in a globalizing world, specifically in terms of concepts, theories, methodologies, and evidence bases. Work published in the journal is enriched by invited perspectives that enhance its global and interdisciplinary implications.

GP is devoted to the study of global patterns and developments across a wide range of topics and fields, among them trade and markets, security and sustainability, communication and media, justice and law, governance and regulation, culture and value systems, identities, environmental interfaces, technology-society interfaces, shifting geographies and migration.

GP sets out to help overcome national and disciplinary fragmentation and isolation. GP starts from the premise that the world that gave rise to the social sciences in their present form is no more. The national and disciplinary approaches that developed over the last century are increasingly insufficient to capture the complexities of the global realities of a world that has changed significantly in a relatively short period of time. New concepts, approaches and forms of academic discourse may be called for.

GP is organized by subject sections carrying equal weight, which are informed by major conceptual or empirical issues or grounded in traditional disciplines, while always inviting significant interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches.

  • Communication and media
  • Culture, values, and identities
  • Global change and sustainability transformations: technology-society interface
  • Global epistemologies: concepts, methodologies, and data systems
  • Political economy, markets, and institutions
  • Politics, governance, and the law
  • Security and cooperation, international institutions and relations
  • Social institutions, organizations, and relations

 

Annotations
In addition to frequently inviting commentary essays on published content, Global Perspectives also occasionally invites scholars to provide commentary on published content through annotations.

Examples of published content featuring invited commentary through annotations are listed below. Any highlighted text in the full-text html version of the content indicates that there is an annotation associated with that text. Clicking on the highlighted text will reveal the annotation.

Origins of China’s Contested Relation with Neoliberalism: Economics, the World Bank, and Milton Friedman at the Dawn of Reform by Isabella Weber

Transnational Economic Constitutionalism in the Varieties of Capitalism by Gunther Teubner

Liberalism Constructed and Contested: Politics, Governance, and the Law by Hagen Schulz-Forberg

Global Perspectives on Social Institutions, Organizations, and Relations by Sara Curran

Global Perspectives is always interested in hearing from scholars who may have a unique perspective on any published content. If you are interested in providing commentary on any published Global Perspectives content, please send an email to GPAnnotations@ucpress.edu.

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