Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences

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Editor's Note

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It is once again that time of year when I have the distinct honor and pleasure of sharing a few comments related to the publication of the most recent volume of the Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences. The current issue, Volume 18 (2015), represents the fifth and final year of my first term as senior editor in chief. I have been fortunate during this time period to have been able to work with a talented and dedicated staff of coeditors, referee-reviewers and, of course, authors. I am extremely pleased to report that the current volume presents another outstanding collection of high-quality cutting-edge research articles that reflect the rich diversity of social science disciplines, topics, and methods. Our current issue represents a balance between research dealing with national and local issues, and includes papers on international topics as well.