British Academy, The - The national academy for the humanities and the social sciences, the counterpart to the Royal Society which exists to serve the natural sciences.
British Social Attitudes - The British Social Attitudes survey is the primary social research survey in Britain. Since 1983, the annual surveys conducted by NatCen Social Research (NatCen) have continually monitored and interpreted the British public's changing attitudes towards social, economic, political and moral issues. Its findings are reported and interpreted in a series of annual reports. This web-site was developed by the Centre for Comparative European Survey Data (CCESD) to provide non-specialist users with on-line access and analysis of a cumulative database of over 20,000 survey questions asked in British Social Attitudes surveys over the last 26 years.
Centre for Civil Society - Promotes the study of civil society in South Africa. Research projects on the nature of philanthropy in South Africa; on economic marginalisation and contemporary social movements and a project on civil society and African integration.
Child Trends - Research and policy centser focused exclusively on improving outcomes for children and families.
Counterpoint - A UK-based research and advisory group that uses social science approaches to help organisations develop solutions for more resilient and prosperous societies.
Critical Theory of the Family - Full text of Mark Poster's book demonstrating the weakness of existing theories of the family in the fields of history, sociology and psychology and offering at the beginnings of a more adequate theory.
Environment and Planning D: Society and Space - An international and interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for the discussion of the mutually constitutive relation between the social and the spatial. The journal regularly includes editorials and commentaries, many of which are highly cited and a good number later reprinted elsewhere. These have included analyses of Pakistan; the sub-prime crisis; the experience of being detained in an Israeli jail; and the impact of the collapse of the motor industry on Detroit.
Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior - Promotes the experimental analysis of behavior with human subjects as a means of addressing important fundamental questions about human problems and human nature.
Frankfurt School and "Critical Theory" - Index to the biographies and writings of members of the Frankfurt School, or Institute for Social Research, set up by a group of Marxist intellectuals in Germany in 1923, affiliated to the University of Frankfurt and independently of the Communist Party, which has been influential in the development of Marxist theory ever since.
Gallup - Polls, reports, social and economic indicators.
Gang Research - Providing quality research on gangs to students, academics, public officials, the media, and the general public.
German Social Science Infrastructure Services (GESIS) - Provides services in support of social science research including development and supply of databases with information on social science literature and research activities as well as the archiving and provision of survey data from social research. Services including consultation on methodological questions, development of complex methods of empirical social research as well as GESIS' own long-term observation of social developments.
Global Site - New writing in the critical social sciences. A database of academically relevant online texts covers sociology, international relations, politics, anthropology. Specialised coverage includes Marxism, civil society, war and genocide.
Greater Good Science Center - An interdisciplinary research center at University of California, Berkeley, devoted to the scientific understanding of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior. Its research agenda engages scholars in multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, public policy, social welfare, public health, law, and organizational behavior.
International Institute of Social History (IISH) - The IISH was founded in 1935. It is one of the world's largest documentary and research institutions in the field of social history in general and the history of the labour movement in particular. Most of the collections are open to the public. Also see IISH Archives.
International Journal of Business and Social Science - Publishes research papers in the fields of management, marketing, finance, economics, banking, accounting, human resources management, international business, hotel and tourism, entrepreneurship development, business ethics, international relations, law, development studies, population studies, political science, history, journalism and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, public administration, psychology, philosophy, sociology, women studies, religious studies, social welfare, anthropology, linguistics, education and so on.
Kinsey Institute - Promotes interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - One of the foremost social science universities in the world. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. LSE has 16 Nobel prize winners.
London School of Economics: Library - The world's largest library devoted exclusively to the social sciences. Holdings are particularly rich in economics, statistics, political science and public administration.
Online Resources for Sex Work - Useful reference to sex work in Europe. Gives brief description of the de jure and de facto situations in each of 15 EU Member States, and drawing primarily on web resources guides the user through the essential debates, providing an up to date reference.
Pacific Standard - Grapples with the nation's biggest social, political, and cultural issues by focusing on what shapes human behavior-the psychological tendencies, hidebound customs, material conditions, prevailing institutions, and galvanizing ideas that propel modern life. Through its publications and events, it explores the science of society with a broad community of readers, contributors, and thought leaders.
Policy Library - Places public policy knowledge in the public domain. Its aim is to contribute to public understanding of social, economic and political questions through research, dissemination and publication. Public, economic, social, and foreign policy research and analysis.
Possible Futures - A collaborative effort to deepen knowledge of current crises and future possibilities. Produced by the Social Science Research Council, in conjunction with an SSRC book series published by NYU Press.
Primitivism - Primitivism is the pursuit of ways of life running counter to the development of technology, its alienating antecedents, and the ensemble of changes wrought by both. This site is an exploration into primitivist theory, as well as various works that contribute to an understanding of the tendency.
PSYCHLINE - Guide to psychology and social science journals on the web.
SocArXiv Papers - Open archive of the social sciences, provides a free, non-profit, open access platform for social scientists to upload working papers, preprints, and published papers, with the option to link data and code.
Social Issues Research Center (SIRC) - Conducts research on social and lifestyle issues, monitors and assesses global sociocultural trends and provides insights on human behaviour and social relations.
Social Research Update - Social Research Update is published quarterly by the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, one of the leading sociology departments in the UK.
Social Science Research Council (SSRC) - Seeks to advance social science throughout the world. Supports research, education and scholarly exchange on every continent. Since 1923, the Council has helped to generate new knowledge on key social issues.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) - Canadian fderal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its programs and policies, the Council enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society.
Social Sciences Citation Index - Provides the bibliographic and citation information needed to find research data, analyze trends, journals and researchers, and share their findings. Focuses on essential data from 3,000 of the world's leading social sciences journals across 50 disciplines.
Social Text - Focuses attention on questions of gender, sexuality, race, and the environment, publishing key works by influential social and cultural theorists.
Society Pages, The - A multidisciplinary social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. The Society Pages mission is to bring social scientific knowledge and information to broader public visibility and influence.
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