Meeting - RC33 Sessions at III ISA Forum of Sociology, (10-14 Jul, Vienna)


“The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World”

(3rd ISA Forum of Sociology)

July 10th – 14th, 2016, Vienna, Austria


We want to invite you to the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology (“The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World”) which will take place from July 10th to 14th, 2016, at the University of Vienna (Austria). RC 33 will organize sessions on the following topics:


1.           Social Theory and Its Methods

2.           The Futures We Expect: Time and Future Concepts As a Methodological Challenge in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research

3.           Sociological Hermeneutics – Methods and Methodology

4.           The Complex Discursivity of Global Futures in the Making: Analyzing Transnational Orders of Discourse

5.           Comparison in Ethnographic Research

6.           Contextualizing Cases and Types through Qualitative Multi-Level-Analysis

7.           Contextualizing Inter- and Multinational Survey Research. Discussing Regional Perspectives on Effects and Outcomes of Global Trends

8.           Linear and Non-Linear (Multi-Level-)Modelling with Aggregate or Regional Data for Policy Analysis and Evidence Based Counselling

9.           Generalizing Results from Experimental Research

10.         The New Data „Revolution” in Sociology: Methodological and Epistemological Issues

11.         Datalinkage. Beyond Asking for Consent


Please see the detailed session abstracts below and at the conference Web site ( for further details.


Best wishes,


Martin Weichbold and Nina Baur

(ISA Forum Programme Coordinators)



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