Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences is an organisation established in the United Kingdom to promote the social sciences and to extend the public understanding of the social sciences. To this end, the Academy has produced publications emphasising the role of the social sciences in the development of society, commented on developing government policy, and held public meetings on issues of concern to social scientists. It also publishes a journal that addresses issues of an interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary nature. This entry explores the origins, purpose, and membership of the Academy, then describes its main activities.


The Academy of Social Sciences was incorporated on September 24, 1999, and is a registered charity in the United Kingdom. Its original name, the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences, ...

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