by Federico Demaria, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain “Growth for the sake of growth” remains the credo of all governments and international institutions. Economic growth is presented as the panacea to all the world’s problems: poverty, inequality, sustainability, you name it. Left-wing and right-wing policies differ only on how […]

by Ana Vidu, University of Barcelona, member of ISA Research Committee on Economy and Society (RC02) and Tinka Schubert, Loyola University Andalusia, member of ISA Research Committee on Women in Society (RC32)[1] The University of California-Berkeley has long been central to debates about sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus, not because it has an […]

by Ignacio Santa Cruz Ayo, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain and Eva Alonso, University of Barcelona, Spain As scholars conducting research on cooperatives, we would like to thank Global Dialogue for opening up debate about coops, and for allowing us to respond to Sharryn Kasmir’s assessment of the Mondragon Cooperative published in Global Dialogue 6.1 […]

by Izabela Barlinska, ISA Executive Secretary, Madrid, Spain In January 1987 a container with ISA files traveled from Amsterdam to Madrid and the ISA Secretariat started a new life. Soon after we had unpacked and installed ourselves, preparations began for the ISA XII World Congress of Sociology in Madrid. In those days the ISA had […]

J. David Tàbara, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain and Member of the Global Climate Forum in Berlin What, we might ask – in the age of big data, automation and artificial intelligence – can the social sciences and humanities contribute to dealing with global environmental change? While the global challenges of climate change, escalating social […]

by Benjamín Tejerina, University of the Basque Country, Spain, President of RC48 (Social Movements, Collective Action and Social Change), and member of the ISA Executive Committee, 2010-2014 Studies of collective action and social movements have received considerable impetus in recent decades, expanding our knowledge of their emergence, consolidation, impact, and decline. Facing their chameleon-like character […]

In the previous issue of Global Dialogue (2.5), we learned how a young Polish student was recruited to the ISA and how she became the indispensable organizing brain of the Association. In this second and final part of the interview, Dr. Barlinska tells us the story of the consolidation of the ISA into the powerful […]

Everyone in the ISA knows the name Izabela Barlinska – and she knows almost everyone! Efficient and creative, loyal and dedicated, soft-spoken but resolute, she has been associated with the ISA for some 35 years. Mistress of many languages, including English, French, Spanish, Russian and her native Polish, she occupies the hot seat in the […]

by Ana Vidu, University of Barcelona “Our role in Sociology is essential… The fact that 300 of us, young sociologists, are here today is key to the future of this discipline”. With these words, the President of the Junior Sociology Association – a Master’s degree student and junior researcher – opened the 4th Catalan Congress […]

by Teresa Sordé, Autonomous University of Barcelona and Tatiana Santos, University of Girona The Washington Post has dubbed our movement that began on May 15th as “The Spanish Revolution” – a movement that has spread way beyond Spain and reached as far as Japan. Citizens have appropriated public space to debate, argue, reflect on and, […]