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The Good Society

A Journal of Civic Studies

Kara Dillard, Editor
Chad Hoggan, Editor
Tetyana Hoggan-Kloubert, Editor
Trygve Throntveit, Editor


The Good Society

A Journal of Civic Studies

Kara Dillard, Editor
Chad Hoggan, Editor
Tetyana Hoggan-Kloubert, Editor
Trygve Throntveit, Editor

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  • Indexing

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The Good Society focuses on issues related to the development of civic society, the role of the individual/citizen in society, the significance of lifelong learning in promoting democracy, the role of institutions in civic society development, and the ethical foundations of civic issues in a democratic society. Drawing from many academic disciplines and fields of study, including political science, sociology, economics, communication, and adult education, civic studies is an interdisciplinary effort to understand and strengthen civic society, civic initiatives, civic capacity, civic learning, civic politics, and civic culture. Viewing citizenship as a distinctive civic ideal and set of practices involving creative agency and a commitment to a civic minded co-creation, civic studies is an emerging focus in many disciplines and fields of human endeavor.

The Good Society is dedicated to publishing outstanding research and theory—from all disciplinary traditions—addressing pressing contemporary issues. In today’s globalized world, effective civic perspectives demand that we not only bridge ideological divides within our own countries but also engage meaningfully with perspectives from around the world. This helps expand our vision, challenge our assumptions, and foster dialogue beyond our own echo chambers. The Good Society’s scope and orientation thus encompasses international civic traditions.

The Good Society maintains high standards of scholarly excellence and rigorous peer-review and is indexed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), IBZ, MLA International Bibliography, and SCOPUS.

We invite article submissions that address any of the various political, social, religious, educational, and legal questions of civic society. The Good Society has a rich tradition of hosting innovative discussions, with scholars exploring issues vital to advancing democracy and developing strategies for societal improvement.

Kara Dillard, James Madison University, Madison Center for Civic Engagement, US
Chad Hoggan, North Carolina State University, US
Tetyana Hoggan-Kloubert, University of Augsburg, DE
Trygve Throntveit, Minnesota Humanities Center and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, US

Senior Editors
Steve Maloney, University of St. Thomas, US
Joshua A. Miller, Loyola University Maryland, US
Sarah Shugars, Northeastern University, US

Managing Editors
Laura Bernhard, North Carolina State University, US
Rebecca Shamash, University of Minnesota. US

Associate Editor
Isak Tranvik, Metropolitan State University, US

Editorial Board
Paul Dragos Aligica, George Mason University, US
Harry C. Boyte, Augsburg University, US
Aurelian Craiutu, Indiana University, US
Peter Levine, Tufts University, US
Karol Edward Soltan, University of Maryland, US

Founding Editor
Stephen Elkin, University of Maryland, US

To submit a manuscript to the editorial office, please visit and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article for submission to the editorial office.

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European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
MLA International Bibliography

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