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Founded as "Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie (Cologne Journal of Sociology)" by Leopold von Wiese (1948 - 1954).

Continued as "Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (Cologne Journal of Sociology and Social Psychology" by René König (1955 - 1985).

Editors: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Kristen, University of Bamberg, Prof. Dr. Thomas Schwinn, Heidelberg University, Prof. Dr. Michael Wagner, University of Cologne.

Advisory Board: Prof. Dr. Nina Baur, Technical University of Berlin; Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert, Max Planck Institute for the Studies of Societies, Cologne; Prof. Dr. Sonja Drobnič, University of Bremen; Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ebbinghaus, University of Mannheim; Prof. Dr. Stephan Moebius, University of Graz; Prof. Dr. Uwe Schimank, University of Bremen; Prof. Dr. Jörg Rössel, University of Zurich;

Editor in chief: PD Dr. Volker Dreier, Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne

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