by Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracia, Elcano Royal Institute and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain The current globalization process, which dates back to the 1970s, includes phases of growth, contraction, and mutation. Many of these correspond to structural changes in the global economic and geopolitical order, including the rise of emerging powers in Asia and […]

by Maria Petmesidou, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, Ana Guillén, University of Oviedo, Spain, and Emmanuele Pavolini, University of Macerata, Italy Any changes in the scope of collectively provided services and the conditions establishing entitlement to them can significantly alter the contours of universalism and the underlying pattern of solidarity. Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece […]

by Sigita Doblytė, member of ISA Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare, and Social Policy (RC19) and Aroa Tejero, University of Oviedo, Spain One of the challenges both individuals and welfare states face today is the need for more balanced work-life trajectories. While welfare states try to encourage women’s labor participation as a protection strategy […]

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 […]