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July 25, 2016

Attention RC26 Members!

Attention members: This area is dedicated to events of interest for the RC-26 people, please let us know by the e-mail  rc-26 if you want to have your event posted in here.
by September 30, 2016
Call for member profiles  – to be shared on our blog
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Upcoming Conferences


WCSA – World Complexity Science Academy


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th and 6th January 2017 – GOVERNING TURBULENCE – Risk and Opportunities in the Complexity Age

Please submit your abstract electronically to Abstract max 500 words. More details here Rio Conference

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Rc26 members get together at Vienna Third ISA Forum, July 2016

Final Program for

Conference &

Summer School


RC-26  and  Sociology of Work Laboratory, Sociology Department, University of the Aegean are organising, just after 3rd ISA Forum

1) An International Conference Active Communities, Social-Economy Challenges and Local Knowledge, Paros, Greece, 18-21 July 2016.

To be followed by :

2) A Summer School on Creative Communities: Building Knowledge Alliances for Local Development,  Paros, Greece, 25 July – 6 August 2016

For final programme information here  2016-ISA-RC26-CONFERENCE-FINAL  and 2016-ISA-RC26-SUMMER-SCHOOL

Vienna 2016 Programme

 Final Programme, for more information see the link bellow:

On-line congress program
Program Book Book of Abstracts

2016 Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize

A social science photography and analysis competition open to undergraduate and graduate students worldwide,

Call is open until Janurary, 25 2016 , to apply visit

tanur prize
Call to Join ISA dissertation abstracts database
ISA is asking members to post dissertation abstracts (in English), together with a small amount of information about yourselves, at our newly created webpage  It can also be found on the main page of the ISA under the tab Junior Sociologists.

Past Activities_______


The ISA Forum of Sociology, to be held in Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July 2016: “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.” 



Foto di gruppo ultimo giorno           Organizers and participants of Summer School and Conference

RC-26´s Summer School and Conference, Rome, June, 2015

Summer School:Socio-political crisis and new governance challenges,
Rome 15th-20th of June 2015, including the International Conference : Globalization and new socio-political trends
Rome 19th-20th of June 2015

> Summer School and Conference Programme Information at: FINAL – Summer School and Conference ISA \ AIS 2015 Programme 9th of June 2015

Both events were hosted at

Call for papers The 5th Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology and International Relations (PSSIR 2015)        
14-15th September 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand
The extended full paper submission deadline is on 5th June 2015 at


Portrait of a bunch of sociologists in an interior Sacca, Tsobanoglou, Gloria e Arianna

Gloria, Arianna,  Tsobanoglou and Sacca, 18 november, 2014.  Meeting up for planning the RC26´s   2015 Summer School

2nd Annual Conference: “The Social Consequences of the Crisis in Europe and Greece” 16, December, 2014, Atheens, Greece, more info

International Sociological Association  Congress 2014
July 13-19, 2014 Yokohama
The new president, the 2 vicepresidents and a representation of ISA RC 26

The new president, Flaminia Sacca, George Tsobanaglou and Nikita Pokrovisky, vicepresidents, boardmembers  and members of ISA RC 26 at Yokohama´s World Congress, July 2014


Socio-Economic Sustainability, Regional Development and Spatial Planning: European and International Dimensions & Perspectives

July 4th – 7th, 2014, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece
International conference “The Crisis in EU and USA” (Pisa, 12-13-14 June). 
From Vulnerable Places to Resilient Territories: The Path to Sustainable Development
Regional Studies Association Global Conference 2014
Fortaleza, Brazil
April 27-30, 2014
Ninth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
June 11-13, 2014


The European Commission is organizing a Social Economy Conference 
to be held in Strasbourg, FRANCE, 16 & 17 January 2014, 

celebrating the three years of the “Social Business Initiative”
more info
International Conference: “Food, Children and Youth: What’s Eating?”Lisbon, 21-22 FEBRUARY, 2014
For more information:


GLOBAL-REGIONAL-LOCAL, INSTITUTIONS, RELATIONS, NETWORKS. Past and future of the Sociology of Law  will be held on IISL, on Oñati

In May 2014, the IISL will celebrate its 25th anniversary.  Since its foundation, the IISL has become the home of the international sociology of law community.   [+info][+Call for papers] Deadline 21st Jan 2014
[+Call for panels] Deadline 3rd Feb 2014
[+Registration] Deadline 10th March 2014

2013 ______

“Social Entrepreneurs: Have Your Say!”
Pre-Event of the Major Conference to be held in Strasbourg, FRANCE, 16 & 17 January 2014
Budapest 12/10/2013, Vilnius 24/10/2013, Lisbon 16/11/2013, Athens 14/12/2013
The International Sociological Association Research Committee on Sociotechnics – Sociological Practice, the University of the Aegean  in collaboration with the office of the member of the European Parliament Green Greek Party, Nikos Chrysogelos and the Kyklades Chamber of Commerce, organised both a CONFERENCE on September 14-15 and 21, 2013 and a SUMMER SCHOOL on September 16 to 20, 2013 to be held in SYROS ISLAND, CYCLADES, GREECE

Organiser: George O. Tsobanoglou, Sociology of Work laboratory, University of the Aegean
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Global Conference on Mobility Futures
Lancaster Centre for Mobilities Research 
will be held on September 4-6th, 2013, at Lancaster University, UK
Congreso Latinoamericano de Sociologia
Setember 30 – October 4, 2013 Chile
Call for Panels and Round Tables by 7  January 2013
Logo Congreso


Swiss Sociological Association Congress 2013

“Inequality and Integration in Times of Crises”
June 26-28, 2013 University of Bern
Call for Papers and in the 130516_Flyer_Englisch.
Registration is available until June, 14, 2013 on our congress website


International Congress on Gender Violence: Intersectionalities – Congreso Internacional sobre Violencia de Género: Intersecciones
will be held on IISL, on the 10-12 July 2013, Oñati


European Sociological Association – ESA 11th Conference
Call for Papers: European Sociological Association ESA,  2013,
Turin, Italy, 28-31 August 2013
See detais on
For more information
Calls for Papers


Oñati (Gipuzkoa), The Basque Country, Spain
Applications to hold workshops from April to July 2013 are welcome. Modern, full-equipped meeting rooms of various sizes, accommodation, free bus service from/to the nearest airport, total logistical and planning support. 
+info+Application form


Uppsala on 9-10 June, 2013
RC-26 sessions, organized by:
1. Citizen Participation and the Local Employment Process: Mutuality and Community Resilience Issues 
2. Resilience/Sustainability for Communities in Crisis
For submissions and more information see:

May 30th, 2013
The deadline for nominations for the ISA’s major new award for Excellence in Research and Practice.
For details see


Seminar: The Current Crisis in Europe and Beyond
the Role of Social Economy
Pisa, January 30th, 2013
Seminar Current Crisis in Europe and Beyond – DRAFT 3
Conference Programme – Current Crisis in Europe and Beyond
Clinical Sociology: Improving Lives and Communities through Analysis and Intervention
Madrid on March 16 to19, 2013.  For information about the program, please contact Tina Uys (RC46 vice president for programs) at 


The fourth Norface Conference on “Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers” will be held from 10th – 13th April 2013 at University College London

See more information here


2012 ______

Second ISA Forum of Sociology
Social Justice and Democratization
AUGUST 1-4, 2012
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Book of Abstracts
book of abastracts
Forum programme book
isa programme book
Forum 2012 Plenary session online videos
Social  Justice and Democratization Space






CULTURA:  reflexões para a Rio + 20
MAY 7-10, 2012
Casa de Rui Barbosa in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, see details:
facebook ; programme ;
The 40th World Congress of the
International Institute of Sociology
After Western Hegemony:
Social Science and its Publics
FEBRUARY 16-19, 2012
Habitat Centre in Delhi, India, see details:
website; abstracts
The 30th International Labor Process Conference
MARCH 27-29, 2012
Stockholm, Sweden   see   Info 
+ info at RC-26´s member page
Contribute to a dialogue at our blog
Welcome all! 
The Third International Conference
Towards the New Social Meaning of the Environment:
Globalization Perspectives, Conservationism, and Ruralism
Manturovo District, Kostroma Region, Russia
15-17 June 2012

Conference program

2011 ______ 

Sustainable Consumption Conference 2011 and Pre-Conference for Young Researcher
NOVEMBER 6-9, 2011; pre-conference November 6th
Hamburg, Germany, see details here.
See all videos from the conference, click here
All videos for this conference are available online
Association of the Bar of the City of New York

42 West 44 Street, New York, N.Y.
Friday, November 4, 2011

Meeting Hall

The 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association
SEPTEMBER 07-10, 2011
 Geneva, Swiss  Congress Site
 Supporting Sustainable Communities in times of Emergency – Participation, Empowerment and Democratic Innovations at Local Level
SEPTEMBER 14-17, 2011
Athens, Greece
 final program
International Conference on The Social Economy Corporate Responsibility, Private Property & Partnerships. Workers’ Rights and Cooperatives
JULY 6-8, 2011
Oñati (Gipuzkoa), The Basque Country, Spain
final program
International Conference on Democratic Participation in Employment and Societal Regulation
JUNE  27-30, 2011
Paris, France
final program
International Coloquium Borders And Cultural Diversity In The XXI Century:  Challenges For The Recognition In The Global State
JUNE 1-3, 2011
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
colloquium blog  
International Conference Social Modeling of Eco-Systems in the Perspective of the Development of Rural Communities in the Near North of Russia 
MAY 27-29, 2011
Kostroma, Russia
Conference program

Former Activities  ISA-RC26_

1.Citizen Participation, Political Culture and the Regional/Local Employment Process: Mutuality and Community Resilience        


Summer School in Greece


The International Sociological Association Research Committee on Sociotechnics – Sociological Practice, the University of the Aegean  in collaboration with the office of the member of the European Parliament Green Greek Party, Nikos Chrysogelos and the Kyklades Chamber of Commerce, had organised both a CONFERENCE on September 14-15 and 21, 2013 and a SUMMER SCHOOL on September 16 to 20, 2013 to be held in SYROS ISLAND, CYCLADES, GREECE
Organiser: George O. Tsobanoglou, Sociology of Work laboratory, University of the Aegean
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Second ISA Forum of Sociology
Social Justice and Democratization
AUGUST 1-4, 2012
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Book of Abstracts posted on the ISA Forum website
The Forum program book
Forum 2012 Plenary session online videos
Social  Justice and Democratization Space


RC26 Sociotechnics
Sociological Practice
List of sessions
RC26.01 – Sustainable Inclusion Policies and the Social Economy
RC26.02 – Politics, Participation and Organised Interests in Local Governance  
RC26.03 – “Small-scale” Projects and Community Cooperative Practices in a Globalized World 
RC26.04 – The Practice of Sociology in the Realm of Virtualization
RC26.05 – Business Meeting 
RC26.06 – Sociotechnics of Economy- Redesigns of Economics- Financial system
RC26.07 – Empowerement-Workers/Citizens/Consumers/Minorities
2006 ISA World Congress of Sociology in Durban, South Africa, 23-29 July 2006.
The Quality of Social Existence in a Globalising World.
Research Committee on Sociotechnics – Sociological Practice RC26.
General information about the ISA Conference
General information about the ISA/RC26 program

Member´s Profile  ______

@ April Profile  In Uncategorized on April 22, 2013 
 Joachim K.H.W. Schmidt, presently living in Berlin/FRG. Study of Law, Philosophy, and Sociology at Munich/Fribourg/ Goettingen/Cologne; Research stays in USA at Center for Ecumenical and Cultural Research/MN as well as UCB/CA (Survey Research Center / Center for Law & Society); specialized in the field on Sociotechnics; management of ISA RC 26 on Sociotechnics for ca. 20 years as Secretary and Newsletter editor, co-founder, still active as Board Member,  presently serving as Vice-President. Society of Empirical Jurisprudence and Architecture of Society; accredited Commissioner for Justice and Social Relations, OIJD/OIJD. My special focus is the substitution of 2500 years old traditioned Greek analogical Thought of Being by Third Millenium digital Thinking in Relations (paradigm shift) in various academic disciplines; replacement of homo oeconomicus by homo communicans, corporatismus by co-operativismus. legal positivism by practizing free-law, as well as present state oriented Keynesian main stream economics by an economics based on autonomous  humans: in general: institutional renewal of decaying Western societies. Publications within the realm of an information based General Theory of Design. 
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July 17, 2016

Publications and Activities of ISA & RC-26

> III ISA Forum of Sociology
The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Strugles for a Better World
Vienna, Austria| July 10-14, 2016.
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>  ISA Handbooks

ISA members can order ISA Handbooks from the SAGE website,, and save 45% off the full price

For on-line ordering please use a discount code: UK09OB001

Members in the US, Canada, South America, India or Australasia need to order by sending a coupon available at

Denis, Ann, e Devorah Kalekin-Fishman, orgs. The ISA Handbook in Contemporary Sociology. SAGE Publications Ltd, 2009.

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SSIS New Volumes


Tsobanoglou, G. (Ed.) The Politics of Participation and Empowerment: Current Issues and Practices, Verlag fur Gesellschaftsarchitektur, GmbH,. Hildesheim, Germany, 2012.

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Related Publications  | books


Sandberg, A. (Editor) Nordic Lights: work, management and welfare in Scandinavia. SNS Forlag, 2013.


Urry, John. Societies beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures. Zed Books, 2013.
Join the launch on Tuesday April 23rd 2013 – 5.30-7.30pm
Blackwells Book Shop – Lancaster University Campus
Bailrigg, Lancaster,LA1 4YW
Tel: 01524 32581

Carayannis, E.G., e G.M. Korres, (orgs.) European Socio-economic Integration Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned. Springer Verlag, 2013.


Pierron, J.P. ; Parizeau, M.H., (Orgs) Repenser la nature : dialogue philosophique, Europe, Asie, Amériques  Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 2012 


Markham, William T. Environmental Organizations in Modern Germany: Hardy Survivors in the Twentieth Century and Beyond. Berghahn Books, 2008.


Nasioulas, Ioannis. Greek Social Economy Revisited: Voluntary, Civic and Cooperative Challenges in the 21st Century. Lang, Peter, Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der, 2012.

For downloading the article” Greek Social Economy at Crossroads:  Law 4019/2011 and the institutionalization challenge” by Ioannis Nasioulas, click here.


Tsobanoglou, Georgios. Divisions of Greece: The organizational impact of labor policies during the period of 1949-1981. Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011.
Tsobanoglou George. Women Livelihoods and Socio Economic Growth: Emerging Development Alternatives. The Women Press, 2011.

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Samuel, Yitzhak. Organizational Pathology: Life and Death of Organizations. New Brunswick, N.J: Transaction Publishers, 2012.
Biography , Synopsis
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International Journal of Human Potential Development is a biannual publication of ‘Society for Human and Social Potential Development’

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Onati Socio-Legal Series

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Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 2, n. 6 (2012): Diferencias Invisibles: Género, Drogas y Políticas Públicas. El enfoque de género en las políticas europeas de drogas.

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Equity & sustainability Hearing Fields

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New Journal Issue
Forme e processi per l’educazione sostenibile

Up to 2009 “Culture della sostenibilità” was published by Franco Angeli, Milano,and since 2010 is being published by the Istituto per l’Ambiente e  l’Educazione Scholé Futuro

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