Comparative Social Research (CoSR) is a yearbook that aims at furthering the international orientation in the social sciences. It is edited by Institute for Social Research in cooperation with the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo.
Comparative Social Research (CoSR) was originally established in the USA in 1978, where it was first edited by Richard Tomasson at the University of New Mexico and later Craig Calhoun at the University of North Carolina. In 1995, the editorship was moved to the Department of Sociology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and the Institute for Social Research, an independent research foundation, also located in Oslo.
The yearbook aims at furthering a cross-disciplinary, comparative international perspective. Each volume is concentrated on a specific topic, mostly of substantive, but also of methodological character. Previous volumes have covered topics such as labour mobility, gender segregation, social stratification, firms, boards and gender quotas, civil society, armed conflicts, and more.
The yearbook is published by Emerald Group Publishing.
CoSR is published both digitally and in print.
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The topic of the next volume is “Elites, Culture, Power”.
See call for papers for more information.
Contributions are expected to make specific comparisons, be it of nations, regions, or territories, on the given topic. In addition to substantive themes, the yearbook also welcomes more theoretical and methodological contributions
All accepted contributions are peer-reviewed.
Fredrik Engelstad, Institute for Social Research, Oslo
Bernard Enjolras, Institute for Social Research, Oslo
Kristian Berg Harpviken, PRIO
Marte Mangset, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Lars Mjøset, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, the University of Oslo
Liza Reisel, Institute for Social Research, Oslo
Kristian Stokke, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, the University of Oslo
Mari Teigen, Institute for Social Research, Oslo
Daniel Arnesen, Institute for Social Research, Oslo
The editorial board can be contacted by e-mail.
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