by Monica Budowski, University of Fribourg, Switzerland and member of ISA Research Committees on Economy and Society (RC02), Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (RC19), and Social Indicators (RC55); Sebastian Schief, University of Fribourg, Switzerland; W. Daniel Vera Rojas, Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile Societies organize care in different ways. Family and household members, […]

by André Petitat, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and AISLF President The 19th Congress of the International Association of French-Speaking Sociologists (AISLF) on “Uncertainty” (Penser l’incertain) will take place on July 2-7, 2012 in Rabat. AISLF, member of ISA, was founded in 1958 in a context of US military, economic, technological and scientific hegemony. From the […]

by Margaret Archer, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and former ISA President, 1986-1990 Margaret Archer was the first and only woman President of the ISA, 1986-1990. She has pioneered the study of social change as a process of “morphogenesis” by which she means the serial interaction of social structure and social agents – interaction […]