Volume 6, Issue 4

by Mohammed A. Bamyeh, University of Pittsburgh, USA, Editor of International Sociology Reviews, and member of ISA Research Committees on Alienation Theory and Research (RC36) and Biography and Society (RC38) “New knowledge for new times” sums up the ambition of the recently-released report Social Sciences in the Arab World: Forms of Presence (http://www.theacss.org/uploads/English-ASSR-2016.pdf). Sponsored by […]

by Seteney Shami, Director General, Arab Council for the Social Sciences, Lebanon   The Arab region confronts mounting socio-economic, environmental, political, and security challenges. At the same time, it lacks strong academic and research capacities that might shed light on these challenges, analyze societal changes, nurture public debates, or inform public policy. As several UN […]

by Idriss Jebari, American University in Beirut, Lebanon In the first report on the state of the social sciences in the Arab world, Sociology Professor Mohammed Bamyeh tackles the conundrum of Arab social sciences today: a seemingly-historically weak field of knowledge that exists alongside richly tumultuous and complex social realities. Five years on from the […]

George Ritzer is one of the foremost interpreters of globalization, and Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, USA. Labinot Kunushevci, an MA student in sociology at the University of Prishtina, Kosovo, conducted the interview as part of a project on influential social theory. We are publishing an extract from the interview. LK: […]

by Edward A. Tiryakian, Duke University, USA, and member of ISA Research Committees on History of Sociology (RC08), Sociological Theory (RC16) and Sociology of Religion (RC22). It is a pleasure to respond to an invitation to share some recollections of my rather long association with the International Sociological Association. As a caveat, my remembrance of […]

It is our great pleasure to introduce the second Japanese editorial team to the readers of Global Dialogue. Since we began our work in December of 2014, 45 undergraduate students have participated in the translation project They all attend the National Fisheries University that was founded in 1941 as a public institution of higher education […]