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(This more or less a question for the StackExchange team.)

I can imagine a few of the reasons why StackExchange would not open a subcomponent for questions on sociology, political science, history and so on. But I wonder: has that possibility ever been submitted, and if so, what reasons led to dismissing it?

Thanks in advance from a political scientist in training.

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    $\begingroup$ Note that there is a general SE meta: meta.stackoverflow.com $\endgroup$ – user88 Mar 25 '11 at 12:24
  • $\begingroup$ I'm on there too, but feared asking a question that might have known a very early answer that would not show up in searches. $\endgroup$ – Fr. Mar 28 '11 at 6:28
  • $\begingroup$ There is already one for history: history.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$ – kjetil b halvorsen Nov 4 '15 at 19:52
  • $\begingroup$ @kjetilbhalvorsen: Cliodynamics FTW! $\endgroup$ – usεr11852 says Reinstate Monic Nov 25 '15 at 4:24
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I'm honestly not sure, but if you can herd the proposal through our open, democratic Area 51 process ..

http://area51.stackexchange.com/faq

.. then it will get created.

For example I searched for "sociology" and got this:

http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/30455/human-behavior

There might be others around if you search.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, that proposal is exactly what I was looking for. It seems the discussion has never expanded on the topic, so perhaps there is no audience (yet). $\endgroup$ – Fr. Mar 21 '11 at 22:31

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