New from the University of California Press: Global Perspectives, edited by Helmut K. Anheier, professor of sociology at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and the Max Weber Institute at Heidelberg University, Germany. Anheier also has academic appointments at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the London School of Economics.

About Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives (GP) is a new journal launched by the University of California Press. The online-only, peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary publication seeks to advance social science research and debates in a globalizing world.

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, and identities, environmental and technology-society interfaces, or shifting geographies and migration.

GP starts from the premise that the world that gave rise to the modern 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 are called for.

The first issue of Global Perspectives is expected in summer 2019.

‘The vision was to assemble a group of leading scholars that together can create a significant momentum to overcome the inertia that is inherent in the rigid disciplinary and national silos. … In short, the vision was to assemble a team of intellectual innovators eager to move the social science forward.’ Read the Q&A