This year, the journal Mobilization is turning 25. The first issue of Mobilization was published in 1996 at a time when social movement researchers had a lot of great ideas, but limited options for publishing cutting edge research papers in a journal that directly targeted the growing community of social movement scholars. Mobilization is unusual, too, in that it was founded and is still owned and operated by a leading social movement scholar, Hank Johnston (currently at San Diego State University)—rather than some large publishing corporation. It is currently edited by Neal Caren and Marco Giugni and Maria Grasso serve as the European editors.
This month, we have six outstanding contributors. Many thanks for their contributions on this topic:
- Hank Johnston, San Diego State University (essay).
- Valentine M. Moghadam, Northeastern University (essay).
- Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, University of Essex (essay).
- Jennifer Earl, University of Arizona (essay).
- Holly McCammon, Vanderbilt University (essay).
- Zakiya Luna, University of California, Santa Barbara (essay).
We also have some other contributors on this topic, please check Vol.II next month.
Editors in Chief,
Rory McVeigh, David Ortiz, Guillermo Trejo, and Grace Yukich