ABOUT THE JOURNAL
Political Power and Social Theory is a biannual journal published by Emerald Press. It began in 1980 by founding editor Maurice Zeitlin. It is committed to advancing our interdisciplinary, critical understanding of the linkages between social relations, political power, and historical development. By publishing manuscripts based on original research that challenge conventional theoretical assumptions, the series opens a space of inquiry and debate that crosses disciplinary and geographic boundaries and appeals to a broad range of social scientists as well as area specialists. This permanent forum for ideas not only fills the gap between quarterly publications and monographs, but also reveals the passionate engagement of scholars today with the social transformations in the world around them.
Political Power and Social Theory is proud to have published several award-winning articles from a range of award-winning and distinguished scholars. In its pages over the past decades, Craig Calhoun and Marc Steinberg have debated post-Marxism; Giovanni Arrighi and Beverly Silver argued with Saskia Sassen over hegemonic transitions; Ann Orloff presented her early work on the politics of pensions; Ann Stoler contended with Loic Wacquant and David Roediger on “racial histories and their regimes of truth”; G. William Domhoff challenged structural state theory; Charles Tilly theorized the state and violence and Peter Evans introduced “embedded autonomy”; Richard Sennett, Alejandro Portes, David Grusky and Edna Bonacich rethought “class”; Frank Dobbin and Dirk Zorn field critical comments on corporate malfeasance from Neil Fligstein, Howard Kimeldorf, Mark Mizruchi, Elisabeth Clemens, and Richard Swedberg; and Janet Abu-Lughod and Miguel Centeno debated with Ian Roxborough on the US military and the war on terror.
For tables of contents of Political Power and Social Theory, please go to the journal’s homepage at the Emerald Press website: https://www.emeraldinsight.com/series/ppst.
Those interested in submitting a manuscript should send an inquiry to the editor at
Julian Go, Editor
“Political Power and Social Theory has been at the leading edge of problem-oriented social science thinking, attracting prominent scholars from across the disciplines to contribute informed, provocative, and timely essays on politically important topics. For quality and breadth and creativity, there is no other forum that can touch it.”
- Frank Dobbin
“Political Power and Social Theory is an essential outlet for combining cutting-edge theory, historical depth, and astute adventurous analyses of politics and power“
- Julia Adams