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Editorial. A new venture

Bull, MJ 2012, 'Editorial. A new venture' , Social Sciences, 1 (1) , pp. 2-3.

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    Even if there ever existed a time when it could be argued that ‘interdisciplinary’ research was unnecessary or a luxury, there can be little doubt that today it is essential to helping understand and solve the world’s problems. And the first building block of trans-disciplinary research must be raising knowledge and awareness of what other disciplines are doing. It could be said that this is what lies at the heart of this new venture, for this journal aims to publish work from an extensive range of fields, thus bringing scholars from a variety of disciplines ‘together’, promoting greater cross-disciplinary awareness of major themes and debates, and hopefully prompting inter-disciplinary projects in the future. This, moreover, is very much needed because the challenges facing the social sciences today are probably greater than at any time in their history.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the Editorial by the founding Editor-in-Chief of the first issue of a new Open Access online journal, Social Sciences.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Sciences; interdisciplinary research
    Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
    Journal or Publication Title: Social Sciences
    Publisher: MDPI Publishing
    Refereed: No
    ISSN: 0134-5486
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    Depositing User: Professor Martin J. Bull
    Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 10:09
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:17

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