Global Perspectives (GP) is an online-only, peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary journal seeking to advance social science research and debates in a globalizing world, specifically in terms of concepts, theories, methodologies, and evidence bases. Work published in the journal is enriched by invited perspectives, through scholarly annotations, that enhance its global and interdisciplinary implications.
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, identities, environmental interfaces, technology-society interfaces, shifting geographies and migration.
GP sets out to help overcome national and disciplinary fragmentation and isolation. GP starts from the premise that the world that gave rise to the 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 may be called for.
GP will be organized by subject sections carrying equal weight, which are informed by major conceptual or empirical issues or grounded in traditional disciplines, while always inviting significant interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches.
Communication and media
Culture, values, and identities
Global change and sustainability transformations: technology-society interface
Global epistemologies: concepts, methodologies, and data systems
Political economy, markets, and institutions
Politics, governance, and the law
Security and cooperation, international institutions and relations
Social institutions, organizations, and relations
Helmut K. Anheier is professor of sociology at the Max-Weber-Institute, Heidelberg University, and past President of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. His research centers on governance, indicator systems, social innovation, culture, philanthropy, and organizational studies.
Global Perspectives will be organized by subject sections carrying equal weight, which are informed by major conceptual or empirical issues or grounded in traditional disciplines, while always inviting significant interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches.