Volume 6, Issue 2

by Cornelia Dlabaja, University of Vienna, Austria, Julia Hofmann, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria and Alban Knecht, Johannes Kepler University Linz Austria has long been known for its high standard of living. Its gross national product per capita is USD 51,300, putting Austria thirteenth in a 2014 worldwide ranking (World Bank 2015), while Vienna, Austria’s […]

by Ruth Abramowski, Benjamin Gröschl, Alan Schink, and Désirée Wilke, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria Streams of refugees are an actual phenomenon in Europe, sometimes labeled new “mass migration” (Völkerwanderung) in the German-speaking media. In absolute numbers Germany receives the highest number of applications for political asylum, but in relation to its population, Germany […]

by Kristina Binner, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria and member of ISA Research Committees on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (RC19) and Women in Society (RC32), and Susanne Kink, Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, Austria Women and men have long been unequally represented at Austria’s universities: while the proportion of men and women is somewhat balanced […]

by Carina Altreiter, Franz Astleithner, and Theresa Fibich, University of Vienna, Austria The struggle over working time is historically linked to the struggle of workers to limit the exploitation of their labor power. The eight-hour-day was the proclaimed demand of the labor movement, and until the 1980s most Western industrialized nations gradually reduced length of […]

Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, USA, Past-President of ISA Research Committee on Environment and Society (RC24) and Robert J. Brulle, Drexel University, USA Riley Dunlap and Robert Brulle are both distinguished environmental sociologists. They were Chair and Associate Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change, whose report […]

Below we publish a statement by the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association and a letter from over 200 Indian sociologists addressed to the President of India on March 6, 2016. They were written in protest against the violence and loss of academic freedom on Indian campuses earlier this year. Even if they are […]

by Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney, Australia, and member of ISA Research Committees on Women and Society (RC32) and Conceptual and Terminological Analysis (RC35) Myths and Realities Two great myths distort our picture of writing – one old, one new. The old myth views writing as simply a matter of genius and inspiration. Someone blessed […]

Global Dialogue’s Kazakh team was launched in 2015 under the inspiration and direction of Aigul Zabirova. With amazing determination they disseminate Global Dialogue throughout Kazakhstan, overcoming all the challenges of translation into the Kazakh language. Aigul Zabirova is a Professor of Sociology and founding chair of the Sociology Department at the L.M. Gumilyov Eurasian National […]