Volume 1, Issue 2

by Elena Zdravomyslova, St. Petersburg, European University Historians of science have shown that the development of sociology is directly related to the structure of society and its political regime. Authoritarian political regimes hinder the development of social studies, and sociology, if it survives, becomes a transmission belt of repressive rule. In such conditions independent sociological […]

by Grażyna Skąpska, Jagiellonian University, Kraków In September 2010 Polish sociologists held their fourteenth national congress, organized by the Polish Sociological Association (Polskie Towarzystwo Socjologiczne – PTS) and the Jagiellonian University. This event proved to be a great success with the attendance of more than 1200 sociologists from Poland and abroad. Key, too, was the […]


November 28, 2010 Volume 1, Issue 2

This second issue of Global Dialogue continues the debate about global sociology featuring Ulrich Beck and Raewyn Connell. We have reports from around the world — research stories (China, Bangladesh), election assessments (Brazil, Belarus), conference reports (Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Poland) as well as news and history about ISA publications and an obituary of Mattei Dogan. […]

by Tina Uys, University of Johannesburg, South Africa,  ISA Vice-President for National Associations It was with great excitement (and some trepidation) that I embarked on a 29-hour journey from South Africa to attend the Third World Congress of Turkic Sociologists held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 21-24 September .  Not only were had there been reports in […]

by Petra Rostock and Linda Supik, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main The German Sociological Society (DGS) recently celebrated its hundredth anniversary with a Centennial Jubilee Congress in Frankfurt/Main (October 11-15, 2010).  The organizers chose the theme “Transnational Makings of Societies” (http//dgs2010.de/English). While a century ago the nation state had been a new actor and framed what was […]

by Yoshimichi Sato, Tohoku University and ISA Executive Committee I participated in an international symposium on “Today’s Trends of Global Migration in Japan and Indonesia” in Bali on October 29. This symposium was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality, which I direct. It had two Japanese speakers (including me) […]