ISA Forum in Brazil POSTPONED until Feb 2021

ISA Executive Committee decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology until February 23-27, 2021. Registration deadline for presenters has been extended to December 15, 2020.

Message from the ISA President Prof. Sari Hanafi:

We cannot stress enough that you are all in our thoughts in this extraordinary period – across so many domains of crisis. Please stay safe and care for your families and friends so that we all make it through in good health and strong of spirit.

Sari Hanafi
President, International Sociological Association
Professor of Sociology, American University of Beirut

 

 

Call for Papers: International Workshop in Tbilisi

There is an open call for paper proposal to the international workshop “Institutional Transformations of Economy and Polity in Post-Communist States, 1990-2020 – Taking Stock, Looking Ahead“, which will be held in 15-19 June 2020 in Tbilisi State University, Georgia.

The workshop is co-organized by the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany and Tbilisi State University, Georgia. It is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which covers travel and accommodation costs for all invited participants. 

Deadline for submission of abstracts (500 words):  15 March 2020. 

The workshop “Institutional Transformations of Economy and Polity in Post-Communist States, 1990-2020: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead” puts a particular emphasis on experiences and challenges in the South Caucasus, yet of course also Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet states are to be discussed. The workshop is set to discuss both theoretical and empirical studies on the following topics:

• The institutional evolution of the varieties and types of post-communist economies and polities, involving their interdependent relationship.
• The marketization of post-communist economies, involving the role of rules, norms and values as well as social structures in the evolution of firms, industries, and markets.
• The democratization of post-communist polities, involving populist and authoritarian tendencies as well as the interplay of formal and informal governance mechanisms.

To explore these issues, the workshop draws on an interdisciplinary perspective on institutional analyses from all fields of the social sciences and beyond, involving sociology, political science, economics, business, history, anthropology, and geography, among others.

You can find more information about the workshop here.

RC09 Newsletter – spring/summer 2018

RC09 newsletter - spring 2018
We are pleased to publish our Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter, prepared by the RC09 newsletter editor Zophia Edwards.
This edition contains:
– Remarks from the RC09 Co-Presidents
– Recent RC09 Member Publications
– Book Review
– RC09 Members’ Ongoing Projects and other news
We especially thank our members who contributed to this edition.

Final Program for the ISA Congress 2018 in Toronto – ONLINE

We are pleased to share with you the online program for the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, which will be held in Toronto, Canada this summer – July 15-21, 2018! You can browse the Program by day, by groups and by person index or you may search for particular presentations by typing key words, an author’s name, or the title. Here is the direct link to the scheduling details of the RC09 sessions and oral presentations.

RC09 sessions – ISA World Congress of Sociology – Online Program

Please note that the RC09 Business meeting will be held on Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 17:30-19:20. Location: 104D (MTCC NORTH BUILDING).

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Learn More about the RC09 Members

As the Toronto 2018 ISA Congress is approaching, you may want to learn more about its participants. In our last Newsletter issue, we have added a new section – the information about the current research projects and grants of the RC09 members. You can also find references (and sometimes full texts) of the recently published and forthcoming RC09 member publications on this website or in our RC09 Newsletter issues. For the curious ones, we encourage you to see (or remind yourself) the results of a very interesting initiative – the RC09 members’ survey 2016 – prepared by Josh Dubrow. The main goal of this survey is to understand the research interests of RC09 members, their daily life of scholars and attitudes toward the role of ISA RC09 in their lives.

The call for content for the next issue of our Newsletter will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

 

ISA Congress 2018 – Registration Open

The registration for the  XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology is now open. Do not miss the date! In order to be included in the program, the ISA congress participants must pay a full registration fee before March 20, 2018. All ISA members benefit from a discount registration fee. If you plan to renew or acquire ISA membership, remember that the processing takes 2 to 3 days. Read more about the Congress registration fees and ISA membership.

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RC09 Newsletter – New Issue!

It is our great pleasure to announce the new RC09 Newsletter – the first issue with the new editor Zophia Edwards, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Providence College. Here are couple words about the new issue from the eRC09-spring-2017ditor:

[Our 2017 Newsletter] contains a special opening by RC 09 Co-President Ulrike Schuerkens, a provocative piece by co-President Habibul H. Khondker, information about the RC 09 sessions in the upcoming ISA World Congress in Toronto, and recent publications by RC 09 members. Special thanks to all who sent submissions.