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Section: Social Institutions, Organizations, and Relations

Section Editor: Sara Curran, University of Washington

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.

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Shoba Arun; Benedicte Brahic; Marco Caselli
Alison Hulme
Gerald Harris
Rafal Soborski; Darren O’Byrne
Claus Offe
Paul James; Manfred B. Steger
Christian Joppke
Anju M. Paul
Gaspare M. Genna
Krystal Laryea; Yi Zhao; Walter W. Powell
Hokyu Hwang; Danielle Logue
Florentine Maier; Michael Meyer; Berta Terzieva
Wayne Yeo; Ling Han; Winnie Jiang; Nitin Natrajan
David Suarez; Gowun Park
Yan Long; Wei Luo
Christof Brandtner; Walter W. Powell
Le Lin; Manfred B. Steger
Manfred B. Steger
Helmut Anheier; Alexandru Filip
Helmut K. Anheier; Walter W. Powell
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