Social Science Information

The analysis and debate of trends and approaches in social science research

Social Science Information is a major international forum for the analysis and debate of trends and approaches in social science research. Based at the Maison des sciences de l'homme in Paris and publishing articles in both English and French, the journal provides a space for innovative theoretical as well as empirical contributions to issues that transcend the framework of the traditional disciplines. Given its international orientation, contributions of a comparative or cross-cultural nature are particularly welcome.

SSI is an interdisciplinary journal with strong bases in some areas of the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, history, and economics, and to some extent of psychology, philosophy, and political science. Contributions are welcome from all of these disciplines, but in particular when they address challenging and comprehensive issues in the analysis of major social transformations and promote innovative conceptual approaches.

SSI aims to contribute to overcoming fragmentation and over-specialization in current social-science research. Comprehensive and original contributions will tend to be of a tentative nature, trying out new avenues on terrains that are far from being well known. The journal welcomes trend reports on intellectually stimulating new developments to make them more widely known and to offer a space to assess their significance in answering key questions of scholarship in our time.


Founding Director

Clemens Heller

Editorial Board

Jacob S. T. Dlamini ; Johan Heilbron ; Yoann Moreau ; Aurea Mota.

International Advisory Committee

Luc Boltanski ; Dipesh Chakrabarty ; Jean Copans ; Monique De Saint Martin ; Didier Fassin ; Maurice Godelier ; Benoit Godin ; Dipankar Gupta ; Naoki Kasuga ; Maxim Khomyakov ; Dominique Lestel ; Sergio Miceli ; Terry Shinn ; Wiktor Stoczkowski ; Frédéric Vandenberghe ; Jing-Adel Wang.


Last publication

Social sciences and social transformations

David Jaclin, Peter Wagner







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19 December 2017