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Greg Schwartz to guest edit Sociology Special Issue on the Global Economic Crisis

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Dr Greg Schwartz

Dr Gregory Schwartz will be one of the guest editors for the Special Issue of the Sociology Journal to be published in 2014.

Sociology is acknowledged as one of the leading journals in its field. For more than four decades, the journal has made a major contribution to the debates that have shaped the discipline and has an undisputed international reputation for publishing original research of the highest academic standard.

The Editorial Board of Sociology, the journal of the British Sociological Association, considered 11 submissions received as proposals for the Call for the Special Issue of the journal in 2014.

Dr Schwartz’s proposal (co-authored with Dr Ana C. Dinerstein from the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, and Dr Graham Taylor, from Sociology at the University of the West England) was selected as the successful submission.

The Editorial Board considered the proposal covered important and topical themes with which sociology must actively engage and with which Sociology would wish to be associated. They were particularly interested in the way the proposal queried the concept of ‘crisis’ as well as working with it.

The Special Issue will address the urgent need to deconstruct and interrogate the formulation and reality of the global economic crisis. Additionally, it will systematically and critically to investigate the specifically social processes underpinning its development and intensification.

The emergence of the current crisis has tended to highlight serious limits to the sociological imagination. The rethinking the ‘crisis’ could facilitate the renewal of sociology as a major intellectual force in the public sphere, and sociologists as key public intellectuals in contemporary debates on the global economic crisis.

The special issue aims to bridge disciplines, broadening the scope of knowledge beyond disciplinary boundaries or theoretical framework.

Call for Papers

A Call for Papers for this special issue (to be published in October 2014) will be announced soon. Contributions will be invited to;

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General Notes For Editors:

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.