Conference 2009

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About National Associations

The International Sociological Association has a bicameral organization. On the one side there is the Research Council with delegates from the Research Committees, and on the other side there is the Council of National Associations (CNA) with delegates from all the National Associations. At each Congress of the ISA, held every 4 years, the CNA elects 8 members to the ISA Executive Committee. These 8 members together with the Vice-President for National Associations and two others elected from the Executive Committee form the National Association Liaison Committee that effectively represents the National Associations and other Collective Members of the Association between Congresses.

The CNA also holds a conference of its own every 4 years, specifically for National Associations. The next one will be held in Taiwan in 2009.

Our aim is that this website for National Associations will inform its visitors about the interesting and various sociologies to be found around the world. Apart from the collection of basic data on each association we are hoping to display features from each country films, narrative histories, interesting projects, etc. -- that you can submit to us for your webpage. We also encourage the organization of regional conferences and we will also announce these on the website. If anyone has ideas for the further development of this website don't hesitate to get in touch with Michael Burawoy, ISA, Vice-President for National Associations at

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