Sociologia Ruralis has been published quarterly by the ESRS since 1960. It is currently edited by Apostolos Papadopoulos and Ruth McAreavey and is published through Willey. Sociologia Ruralis reflects the diversity of European socialscience research on rural areas and related issues. The complexity and diversity of rural problems require multi and interdisciplinary approaches. Over the past 60 years Sociologia Ruralis has been an inter national forum for social scientists engaged in a broad variety of disciplines focusing on social, political and cultural aspects of rural development. Sociologia Ruralis covers a wide range of subjects, ranging from farming, natural resources and food systems to rural communities, rural identities and the restructuring of rurality.