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International Sociological Association
Research Committee on Sociology of Youth RC34
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History
The ISA was founded 1948 in close cooperation with UNESCO's Research Department.  As peace education and youth issues were in the forefront of the postwar, socio-political legacy of this foundation, many of the first officers of ISA were also youth sociologists.  But in 1975 the RC 34 was established as a specialized branch of ISA.

The RC 34 was from the beginning not only a network for pure academic youth research, but also committed to the original heritage of social and political responsibility.  This implies standing partnership with multilateral organisations aiming at conflict resolution, peace and the development of civic society.  It is also the policy of RC 34 to invite for membership and participation colleagues from other disciplines as well as practitioners in the youth fields, and then to serve as a global, interdisciplinary network and meeting place for youth issues in general.

Structure
The Committee is built on associational principles of individual membership, formal statutes, a General Meeting every fourth year at the World Congresses, also electing a Board running the RC between the Congresses.

The work is built on regional Vice-Presidencies running their activities and networking in various areas of the world, and a Bureau taking care of the membership services and general, strategic affairs connected to the Presidency.  An Advisory Board is appointed by the Board, as a body for special experiences and strategic competence in the field.

Objectives
The aim of RC34 is to contribute to the development of theory and practice of youth sociology and youth research on an international level, uniting professional knowledge, scientific consciousness, and social commitment of its members to work on problems and issues of youth on a local, regional, and international level.

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RC34 website

Board 2010-2014
President
James COTE, University of Western Ontario, Canada, cote@uwo.ca
Vice-Presidents
Jie SHEN and Tomahiko ASANO (Asia, including China & Japan)
Jeylan MORTIMER (North America)
Rosa Maria CAMARENA(Central and South America)
Maurice DEVLIN (Europe, including Russian Federation)
Natalie WAECHTER (Europe, including Russian Federation)
David EVERATT (Africa, including Near East & Middle East)
Ani WIERENGA (Australia, New Zealand & Oceania)
Organizational Secretary and Treasurer
Howard WILLIAMSON, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom, howardw@glam.ac.uk
Newsletter Editor, IBYR
Clarence BATAN, cbatan@hotmail.com
Past-President
Ngan-Pun NGAI, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Past Boards

Newsletter
International Bulletin on Youth Research

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2014 PDF file PDF file
2013 PDF file PDF file
2012 PDF file PDF file
2011 PDF file PDF file

 

Trans-national (institutional) cooperation
RC 34 has an institutional cooperation with UN (Headquarters), with Unesco and the Council of Europe, also at their regional and sub-regional actions. The cooperation aims at consultancy and more direct involvement in the processes of improved
relationships between youth research and youth policies.

Membership
Dues: $50 (discount $10) for a 4-year period.ISA membership registration form is available on https://secured.com/~f3641/formisa.htm

 
2014-09-19
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