Round-up of Social Science Research

The following articles are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s more than 800 journals. The articles linked below are free to read for a limited period.


Special Issue: Policies of “Modernization” in European Education: Enactments and Consequences
European Educational Research Journal

This special issue presents empirically and theoretically informed accounts from education policy research carried out in a number of national contexts within Europe.


What leads to the local adoption and implementation of recreational marijuana policies?
State and Local Government Review 

This study finds that public opinion, tax revenues and existing medical marijuana policies affect local governments’ decisions to allow the sale of recreational marijuana.


Teenage perceptions of electronic cigarettes in tobacco-education school interventions
Perspectives in Public Health

This article thematically analyses spontaneous responses of teenagers and explores their perceptions of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) with a focus on smoking cessation.


European attitudes toward Immigrants
International Journal of Comparative Sociology

The articles in this themed issue address this contemporary social problem in western European societies in which immigration is a significant demographic reality, engendering strong anti-immigrant attitudes among some groups, and leading to heated political debates about the appropriate role migrants play in welfare state policies.


Special Issue: Leading schools in contexts of multiple deprivation in South Africa
Educational Management Administration & Leadership

The articles in this issue indicate that research on schooling and school leadership in the context of multiple deprivation is gathering momentum. Such research contributes to our understanding of the features of these schools and their implications for effective leadership and management.

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