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Editor-in-Chief's Note


In this issue, many remarkable conversations have been chronicled for the public square across a broad swatch and living tapestry of topics. The eclectic mix of authors has examined concepts, looked at regions, and expressed thoughts. In reviewing manuscripts, we continue, as always, to pose the essential question: “What is its value to our readership?” The result is, I believe, insights, often profound, from a diverse group of authors. In this issue, the authors are a mix of young scholars and professionals and seasoned academics, who provide a spate of methodological approaches and analytic perspectives to contemporary issues. The contents reflect topics in area studies, application of fractals, land ownership in rural areas, and a host of other relevant issues. In combination, this set of working papers contributes to the timely
working knowledge base of the diverse readership that characterizes JEKEM’s professional target audience.