Welcome to the inaugural issue of Sociology of Development! This new quarterly publication fills a longstanding gap in the scholarly community. “Development,” broadly considered, is foundational to our discipline, but till now development sociologists were without a flagship journal for their scholarship. The rapidly growing Sociology of Development section of the American Sociological Association, along with the well-established Social Transformations and Sociology of Development Research Committee (RC09) of the International Sociological Association, and the vibrant annual Sociology of Development Conference that is hosted by a different institution each year, all buttress the need for such an outlet.

We, as founding editors, with full support from our distinguished international editorial board, recognize the...

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