Introduction to the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Economic and Social Review
The first edition of The Economic and Social Review was published fifty years ago in October 1969. We are happy to mark the anniversary of the journal with this special edition to reflect both its history and ongoing vibrancy in contributionsto academic research and policy debate. The edition contains a mix of papers with some looking back on the contributions published over the years in a subset of the many fields that have appeared and others examining some current issues of debate within the social sciences. Ireland has gone through profound economic and social change over the past fifty years and the papers in this edition show how the Review has documented and analysed many aspects of it.