International in scope and authorship the International Social Science Journal bridges communities of social scientists between disciplines and between different parts of the globe. It is truly interdisciplinary and international sharing information and debate with the widest possible audience. The principal section of each issue is devoted to a general theme of current interest to the social sciences. Other sections may cover continuing debate on themes of preceding issues professional matters of the social sciences and an open forum. The International Social Science Journal is available in six language versions (English French Spanish Arabic Chinese Russian).