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Comparative Social Research offers readers original manuscripts dealing with a wide range of political and social topics in a comparative perspective.
Read the latest volume: Class and Stratification Analysis edited by Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund, University of Oslo, Norway.
Despite the growing awareness of globalization, the main bulk of empirical work in the social sciences remains within the frames of what Stein Rokkan termed "national empiricism". The yearbook Comparative Social Research aims at furthering the international orientation in the social sciences.
Each volume is concentrated on a specific topic, mostly of substantive, but also of methodological character. As a rule, the articles present two or more cases for comparison, be they nations, regions, organizations, or social units at different points of time. The volumes embrace a broad set topics, such as comparative studies of universities as institutions for production and diffusion of knowledge; family policies; regional cultures; and institutional aspects of work and wage formation.
Comparative Social Research provides a venue for scholars and researchers at all stages of their careers and from all parts of the globe to explore important topics in a comparative perspective. The series:
- encourages dialogue across social science disciplines;
- while representing the cutting edge of related scholarship, is accessible to those new to the field or those interested in gaining an overview of recent comparative research; and
- is an ideal venue for papers on comparative studies that are traditional journal-article length, as well as extended essays that explore topics in greater depth.
Comparative Social Research encourages contributions and readership from scholars and researchers globally.
Comparative Social Research seeks well-written articles that place the current or historical data in context, critically review the literature of comparative studies, or provide new theoretical or methodological insights. The series includes articles that are theoretical, empirical or applied, dealing with any nation. The series recognizes that comparative research is theoretically and methodologically interdisciplinary, and encourages and supports there trends. Topics covered include:
- comparative perspectives on childhood
- comparative perspectives on civil society
- comparative perspective on failed states and regional insecurity
- comparative perspectives on the Nordic varieties of capitalism
- comparative perspectives on capital, ownership and gender
- comparative perspectives on class and stratification analysis
Latest review about volume 29, Firms, Boards and Gender Quotas: Comparative Perspectives:
'The volume gives an interesting insight into gender inequality and into the efforts made by the state to promote and implement laws to cover the gender gap. The problem is approached from several angles by examining economic, social, and political factors. Moreover, the volume is a comprehensive study of gender inequality in Europe and Asia, looking into problems of women as a labor force.' Journal of Research in Gender Studies 2(1), 2012
Fredrik Engelstad is professor of sociology at the University of Oslo. He is former director of the Institute for Social Research in Oslo, and was a member of the core group of the Norwegian National Power Study 1998-2003. His research field is work and organizations, power and social elites, social justice. Besides, a part of his work is within the sociology of culture, with emphasis on literature. He was visiting professor at the University of Chicago 1996 and Northwestern University 2006.
The Editorial Advisory Board
Bernard Enjolras, Institute for Social Research, Norway
Kristian Harpviken, Peace Research Institute, Norway
Marte Mangset, University of Bergen, Norway
Lars Mjøset,University of Oslo, Norway
Marjan Nadim, Institute for Social Research, Norway
Kristian Stokke, University of Oslo, Norway
Mari Teigen, Institute for Social Research, Norway
Contact the Editorial Team
Dr Fredrik Engelstad
Cristina Irving Turner
Volumes within this series
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Print copy & more information
For more information about any of the volumes listed below, or to purchase a print copy, please click on the relevant volume title:
- Class and Stratification Analysis, Volume 30
- Firms, Boards and Gender Quotas: Comparative Perspectives, Volume 29
- The Nordic Varieties of Capitalism, Volume 28
- Troubled Regions and Failing States: The Clustering and Contagion of Armed Conflicts, Volume 27
- Civil Society in Comparative Perspective, Volume 26
- Childhood: Changing Contexts, Volume 25
- Capitalisms Compared, Volume 24
- Comparative Studies of Social and Political Elites, Volume 23
- The Multicultural Challenge, Volume 22
- Comparative Studies of Culture and Power, Volume 21
- The Comparative Study of Conscription in the Armed Forces, Volume 20
- Comparative Perspectives on Universities, Volume 19
- Family Change: Practices, Policies, and Values, Volume 18
- Regional Cultures, Volume 17
- Comparative Social Research , Volume 16
- Comparative Social Research 2nd Supplement: Normative Social Action