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Social Institutions, Organizations, and Relations

Section Editor

Sara Curran

University of Washington

Social Institutions, Organizations, and Relations 

With globalization challenging nation states and societies, it becomes necessary to ask fundamental questions: what knits people together; what ensures the continuity and sustenance of communities; and what are the deeper forces that either accelerate or slow social change? This means returning to fundamental concepts such as social institutions, organizations, and relations in order to advance our knowledge of the profound changes taking place. The global challenges of today harken back to other moments in social history when intellectual figures emerged to offer compelling interpretations and explanations for the nature of the human condition, the character of social change and the emergence of a new social order. The Social Institutions, Organizations, and Relations Section of Global Perspectives welcomes such interpretations, and invites “big ideas” essays addressing deeply humane inquiries that shift paradigmatic views of the meaning of social institutions, organizations and relations.

For more information, please see Sara Curran's editorial, Global Perspectives on Social Institutions, Organizations, and Relations.


Section Editorial Board

Mona Abaza, American University in Cairo, Egypt Michael Burawoy, University of California Berkeley, USA
David Chandler, University of Westminster, UK Eve Darian-Smith, University of California Irvine, USA
Hyun Ok Park, York University, Canada Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, USA
Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, USA Matt Sparke, University of California Santa Cruz, USA
Manfred Steger, University of Hawaii, USA  


Call for Papers: Decolonization




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