Academic journal article Alternatives: Global, Local, Political

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Alternatives: Global, Local, Political

Editor's Note

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With this issue, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political finds its home with a new publisher, SAGE. We look forward to a long and productive relationship.

The journal was originally published in 1975 by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi and the World Policy Institute in New York. After a brief period with Butterworths, it has been sustained, with considerable tolerance and grace, by Lynne Rienner Publishers. Having been Editor since 1990, when Lynne Rienner adopted us, I have relied on the hard work and good judgement of many people, not least to others who have assumed primary editorial responsibilities since the beginning: Rajni Kothari, Richard Falk, Saul Mendlovitz, Yoshikazu Sakamoto, and Dhirubhai Sheth. I am even more indebted both to Lynne Rienner herself, without whom we would not have been able to work with the increasingly cosmopolitan and interdisciplinary audience to which we have sought to respond, and to Steve Barr for his brilliant mediation of relations between editorial office and production process. As we move on, Alternatives will keep trying to participate in and help sustain emerging debates about what it might mean to imagine alternative forms of politics, globally and locally, both in principle and in practice.

I am especially happy that this first issue of a new era is devoted to the work of Barry Hindess. Barry has been one of the most significant but underappreciated voices shaping political and social theory for more than three decades. He specializes in fairly short but very, very sharp interventions into complex sites of theoretical debate, with many practical implications. …

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