Volume 1, Issue 4

The world has changed since we last went to press. Cairos are springing up all over the planet. The Arab insurgencies – the jury is still out on whether we can call them revolutions – have demonstrated once again just how difficult it is to anticipate the outbreak of social movements. We are better at […]

by Mona Abaza, American University of Cairo I happened to be in Cairo when the catalytic demonstration of the 25th of January occurred. I did not participate in the first demonstrations. It has been many years since I had been politically active. I have to confess that the violence and brutality, witnessed in numerous previous […]

by Sari Hanafi, American University of Beirut, ISA Executive Committee Over the last four months political earthquakes have shaken the Arab World. These revolutions have toppled the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt and are making their way to Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, Jordan and Syria. No matter how one defines the success of these uprisings, it […]

SOLIDARITY WITH JAPANESE SOCIOLOGISTS The ISA Executive Committee would like to express sympathy and solidarity with the victims of the terrible Japanese earthquake and tsunami as well as of the nuclear accident they have precipitated. We know that the Japanese people will continue to confront this unprecedented tragedy with fortitude and a renewed collective spirit. […]

by Sujata Patel, University of Hyderabad, India Global Dialogue has initiated an interesting debate regarding international sociology. My intervention is directed to Ulrich Beck’s two contributions on the theme of ‘the cosmopolitan turn’ (Global Dialogue 1:2 and 1:3) and also alludes to the comments made on this subject by Raewyn Connell (Global Dialogue 1:2). This […]

by Raquel Sosa Elízaga, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, ISA Vice-President for Program Alongside the Executive Committee Meeting of the ISA in Mexico City, March 21-25, 2011, the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the National Autonomous University in Mexico City collected together prominent Mexican, Latin American and other international colleagues to debate inequality. […]

by Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley and ISA President The ISA Executive Committee spent 5 days meeting in Mexico City, generously hosted by the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in particular by its Dean, Dr. Fernando Castañeda Sabido, who is also President of the Mexican Sociological […]

by Judith Blau, University of North Carolina, President of US Chapter of Sociologists without Borders and Alberto Moncada, President of Sociologists without Borders International Médecins Sans Frontières was, of course, at the forefront of the ‘without borders’ movement that accelerated with globalization. This list is hardly exhaustive, but indicative of the broad extent of the […]

by Birsen Gökçe, President of the Turkish Sociological Association The Turkish Sociological Association was founded in 1990 in Ankara. When it was first founded, it had 40 members — today it has 600. In 1999 it was granted the status ‘Association for Public Interests’ by a Decree of the Council of the Ministers. It does […]

by Roberto Cipriani, President of the ESA Council of National Associations Representatives of 21 Sociological Associations took part in the meeting organized by the European Sociological Association in Paris, October 28th, 2010. ESA President Anália Torres, ESA Past President Claire Wallace and members of the ESA Executive Committee were present too. Our special guests were […]