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In countries of the Global North and South alike debates around climate change and the ecological crisis have come to the fore in recent years. In an interview, Qingzhi Huan, professor of comparative politics in Beijing, China and a proponent of eco-socialist policies, gives insights into the Chinese debates and how environmental policies and approaches […]

Qingzhi Huan is professor of comparative politics at Peking University in China. In 2002-3 he was a Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, USA and in 2005-6 Humboldt Research Fellow at the University of Mannheim in Germany. His research focusses on environmental politics, European politics as well as left politics. He authored and edited a […]

by Chris Hann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany The pendant to Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation, published one month earlier in March 1944 in London, is Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom. Neither can be classified as a work of professional sociology or social science. These are popular books by scholars aiming to […]

by Karin Scherschel, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Germany The dynamics of migration and flight are, simply put, the result of an inequitable global distribution of social, economic, cultural, and political rights. We would not reflect on or talk about migration if the modern globalized world was not divided through borders into nation-states. The political […]

by Bediz Yılmaz, IMIS-University of Osnabrück, Germany and Maya Association-Mersin, Turkey With 3.6 million Syrians and another 600,000 from other nationalities, Turkey is by far the country with the largest refugee population in the world. This has become for Turkish authorities a fact to boast about and is applauded by other countries, who talk of […]

by Julia Kaiser, University of Leipzig, Germany and Jasper Stange, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany How will our world look in a century? According to recent studies, the majority of the global population will be subjected to heat conditions beyond human survivability for several weeks per year. Aridification will affect more than 30% of the […]

Sociologists not only aim to foster discussions within the discipline but also are engaged in public debates and controversies. Over the last decade Nandini Sundar, a most renowned Indian sociologist and social activist challenged the boundary between academia and activism and confronted social injustice in India through political action. In the interview opening this issue […]

by Rainer Rilling, University of Marburg, Germany The term “transformation” has a short yet diverse history. It ranges from everyday to political-scientific descriptions of all kinds of change, from political regime change and the development of post-colonial orders into liberal democratic capitalisms, to the different varieties of a globalizing capitalism and finally, even more broadly, […]

by Birgit Riegraf, Paderborn University, Germany, and member of ISA Research Committee on Women, Gender and Society (RC32), Lina Abirafeh, Lebanese American University, Lebanon, and Kadri Aavik, Tallinn University, Estonia and University of Helsinki, Finland  Gender and social inequality are key spheres of study and analysis in sociology, gender studies, and countless other disciplines. An […]

At the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology in Toronto, Canada, this past July, Sari Hanafi was elected as the new President of the International Sociological Association. This first 2019 issue of Global Dialogue opens with Hanafi’s theoretical vision for the ISA in the course of his term. Here he argues for combining postcolonial and […]