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Rudolf Richter

Going Local, Going Global

by Brigitte Aulenbacher, Rudolf Richter and Ida Seljeskog

The local organizing committee welcomes sociologists from around the world to the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology in Vienna. Next month, we, the local organizing committee will be welcoming you, the global community of the ISA, to the Third ISA Forum in Vienna. Besides inviting you to visit our website, we would like to highlight some of the ways in which the local and global will...

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The Austrian Legacy of Public Sociology

by Rudolf Richter

The Third ISA Forum’s theme, formulated by the Forum President Markus Schulz, reads, “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and Struggles for a Better World.” The Forum’s location is an apt setting for this theme: Austrian sociology has long sought to combine scientific impact with social commitment. In the 1930s, after the roaring ’20s had bandaged the pain of the First World War, the Depression hit Austrian society...

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Organized Crime at the UN

by Rudolf Richter

As an observer I attended the 5th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. It took place 18-22 October, 2010 in Vienna, Austria. The Conference was established as a vehicle for State Parties to report on the implementation of the convention to combat international organized crime. As an economic issue Transnational Crime is responsible for an enormous amount of money...

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