For information about the 38th IIS WORLD CONGRESS in BUDAPEST
on June 26-30, 2008, please visit www.iisoc.org/iis2008
Frontiers of Sociology
The 37th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology
was held in Stockholm on July 5-9, 2005. Approximately 1 400 people
from more than 65 countries participated in more than 280 sessions. The
days were sunny. The summer nights were long and bright and the intellectual
The aim of the congress was to allow social scientists from different
parts of the world to exchange ideas and to establish long-term collaborative
relationships. The plenary and semi-plenary sessions focused on the frontiers
of sociology. Some sessions focused on cutting-edge research in sociology
while others focused on the relationship between sociology and its neighbouring
disciplines. These sessions included prominent representatives from a
range of different disciplines such as anthropology, economics, history,
law, political science, psychology, and statistics.
Plenary and Semi-plenary speakers included: Andrew Abbott, Jeffrey C.
Alexander, Margaret Archer, Said A. Arjomand, Johann P. Arnason, Jens
Beckert, Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Thora Margareta Bertilsson, Roy Bhaskar,
Fred Block, Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Raymond Boudon, Craig Calhoun, José
Casanova, Karen Cook, S.N. Eisenstadt, Paula England, Ernst Fehr, David
Freedman, Jack Goldstone, Phillip Gorski, Peter Gärdenfors, Ulf Hannerz,
Peter Hedström, Gudmund Hernes, Danièle Hervieu-Leger, Hans
Joas, Jan O. Jonsson, Habibul Haque Khondker, Donald N. Levine, Charles
F. Manski, Karl Ulrich Mayer, Renate Mayntz, Alois Mlambo, Ewa Morawska,
Helga Nowotny, T.K. Oommen, Raymond Pawson, Wlodek Rabinowicz, Elisa Pereira
Reis, Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Neil J. Smelser, Michael Sobel, Yasemin Soysal,
Wolfgang Streeck, Piotr Sztompka, Göran Therborn, Bryan S. Turner,
Lars Udéhn, Axel van den Berg, Loïc Wacquant, Peter Wagner,
Peter Weingart and Björn Wittrock.
The programme of the Stockholm congress will be available on this website
until at least June 2006.
The next world congress will be hosted by Central European University
and will be held in Budapest, Hungary in 2007. We hope to see you there.
The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences