Germany

by Dieter Plehwe, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), Germany It has become common wisdom to attest to growing complexity in policy making. This is particularly true for shared and interlocking jurisdictions like the European Union and other arenas of inter- and trans-national coordination and cooperation. Increasing complexity requires the opposite: simplification. How is relevant knowledge […]

by Helma Lutz, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, ISA member since 1990, member of ISA Research Committees on Racism, Nationalism, Indigeneity and Ethnicity (RC05), Women in Society (RC32) and Biography and Society (RC38), and president-elect (2018-22) of RC05 Over the last fifteen years, studies have focused on the consequences of single female migration for their families, […]

by Sabrina Marchetti, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy and Helen Schwenken, University of Osnabrück, Germany and member of ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Migration (RC31) and Labor Movements (RC44), with input from Mary Goldsmith (Mexico), Sonal Sharma (India), Lisa-Marie Heimeshoff (Germany), Verna Viajar (Philippines), and Oksana Balashova (Ukraine) The Research Network for Domestic […]

by Hartmut Rosa, University of Jena, Germany What is a non-alienated form of being in the world? What is alienation’s other? This is the question which the following contribution seeks to answer by establishing the concept of resonance as a sociological concept. Alienation, I want to claim, is a particular mode of relating to the […]

“If the standpoint of economics is the market and its expansion, and the standpoint of political science is the state and the guarantee of political stability, then the standpoint of sociology is civil society and the defense of the social. In times of market tyranny and state despotism, sociology – and in particular its public […]

In some parts of the world the 2008/9 crisis of finance already sparked renewed interest in the oeuvre of Karl Marx and his congenial partner Friedrich Engels. In particular, The Capital seemed to be custom-made to understand and explain the crisis-ridden development of capitalism and shed light on the contemporary capitalist economy and its effects […]

by Alexandra Scheele, University of Bielefeld, Germany and Stefanie Wöhl, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria For several years now, the media in Germany and elsewhere have talked of a “Marx renaissance,” meaning that the work of Karl Marx might have been right in analyzing capitalism and financial crises. This is often explained by […]

Starting with this issue, Global Dialogue’s editorship has changed. Brigitte Aulenbacher and Klaus Dörre have taken over the editing duties from Michael Burawoy who created this magazine with enthusiasm. Prepared by a team of collaborators from many countries and translated into seventeen languages, Global Dialogue publishes contributions from sociologists from all over the world for […]

by Hildegard Theobald, University of Vechta, Germany and member of ISA Research Committees on Aging (RC11) and Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (RC19) and Yayoi Saito, Osaka University, Japan Since the 1980s, long-term care policies in many Western countries have been considerably restructured, with strong impact on both care users and care workers. Countries […]

by Roland Atzmüller, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria and member of ISA Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (RC19); Brigitte Aulenbacher, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria and member of ISA Research Committees on Economy and Society (RC02), RC19, Sociology of Work (RC30), and Women in Society (RC32) and Vice-Chair of the Local […]