Journal History

Moving the Social (MTS) is published by Klartext publishers, one of the foremost academic publishers in Germany and the Institute for Social Movements of Ruhr-Uiversität Bochum.
The journal is the continuation of the Mitteilungsblatt des Instituts für soziale Bewegungen which has been successfully published at the Institute for Social Movements since 1977.

The new English title, introduced with issue 47 (2012), stands for the internationalisation of the journal under its new editorial team, which welcomes articles on the “old” labour movements, “new” social movements, and on contemporary global problems such as climate change, neoliberalism, the extreme right, migration and human rights.

All back issues of the Mitteilungsblatt and of MTS were retro-digitized with the kind support of the University Library Bochum, and in 2015 the new online presence of Moving the Social – now a journal published online as well as in print - launched.

An overview of issue launch dates since this shift in publication modus is available here.