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     Rick H. Hoyle, JSI Editor, 2006-2009


Update on the Journal of Social Issues

As I write, the end of 2007 and my second year as editor of JSI is in sight. Before providing an update on the journal, I note several year-end transitions to and from the editorial board. I gratefully acknowledge the two years of able service provided by Elizabeth Cole, Chris Crandall, and Deborah Tolman, who are transitioning off the board. I am pleased to welcome to the board faculty members Gillian Finchilescu (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) and Noraini Noor (International Islamic University, Malaysia), and new graduate student member Marcella Boynton (University of Connecticut).

The first issue of 2008 is in publication and scheduled for delivery (by mail and Internet) around mid-February. The remaining issues to be published in 2008 are either completed or near completion. The pipeline is replete with developing issues of the journal that should fill the pages for the next few years. You can always determine the topic and editorial team for any issue in development by consulting the JSI pages on the SPSSI web site. Access this information by navigating to the SPSSI homepage (,  clicking over the “Publications” button, and choosing “Journal of Social Issues” under the “Journals” heading.

Status of JSI Issues

In Press Issues

2008, No. 1:  Unexpected Pathways through Education
 Stephen C. Peck, Leon Feinstein, & Jacquelynne S. Eccles

2008, No. 2:  Ethnic Prejudice and Discrimination in Europe
 Andreas Zick, Thomas F. Pettigrew, & Ulrich Wagner

Issues in Development

Intragroup Conflict and Cooperation
 Alexander W. Chizhik, Robert K. Shelly, & Lisa Troyer

The Changing Landscape of Intergroup Relations in South Africa
 Gillian Finchilescu & Colin Tredoux

The Social and Psychological Dynamics of Collective Action: From Theory and Research to Policy and Practice
 Aarti Iyer & Martijn van Zomeren

New Perspectives on Human-Animal Interactions: Theory, Policy, and Research
 Sarah Knight & Harold A. Herzog

International Perspectives on Political Socialization and Gender
 Hans Peter Kuhn, Angela Ittel, Connie Flanagan, & Lonnie Sherrod 

Democracy and Disenfranchisement
 Kevin Lanning

Young People’s Perspectives on the Rights of the Child: Implications for Theory, Research, and Practice
 Martin D. Ruck & Stacey S. Horn

The Landscape of Multiracial Experiences
 Diana T. Sanchez & Margaret J. Shih

Consider editing or co-editing an issue of JSI yourself. Detailed information about proposing an issue can be found on the Web at Please contact me ( with your ideas for issues of JSI that you or someone else might edit. 

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