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Research Committee on Conceptual and Terminological Analysis RC35
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Established in 1978

Objectives
The Committee on Conceptual and Terminological Analysis (COCTA) promotes discussion of and research on conceptual and terminological issues within the social sciences.

COCTA developed out of an Open Meeting at the 1970 World Congress of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and was initiated by Fred Riggs and Giovanni Sartori with the aim of providing a forum for the clarification of basic social science concepts. COCTA was recognized in 1976 as IPSA RC01 (now active as ‘Concepts and Methods’), in 1978 as RC35 of the International Sociological Association (ISA), and has at times also been institutionally represented within the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the American Political Science Association (APSA).

Today, as ISA RC35, COCTA continues to provide a lively forum for the discussion of social science concepts. COCTA advances academic exchange in the field of conceptual analysis specifically by participating at ISA congresses, organizing conferences, promoting publications and maintaining a newsletter.

Statutes

Board 2010-2014
President
Volker SCHMIDT, National University of Singapore, Singapore, socvhs@nus.edu.sg
Secretary
David STRECKER, University of Jena, Germany, david.strecker@uni-jena.de
Vice-President at large
Hartmut ROSA, University of Jena, Germany
Vice-President America
Oliver KOZLAREK, Mexico
Vice-President Asia
Yoshimichi SATO, Tohoku University, Japan
Vice-President Australia
Craig BROWNE, University of Sydney, Australia
Vice-President Europe & Africa
Boris HOLZER, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Past Boards

Forthcoming Activities
XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology

Newsletter
RC35 Newsletter COCTANEWS:
  Spring Summer Fall
2014 PDF file
2013 PDF file   PDF file
2012   PDF file PDF file
2011 PDF file   PDF file
2010 PDF file   PDF file
2009 PDF file PDF file  
2008   PDF file  
2007   PDF file  

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Dues: $10 for a 4-year period.

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2014-07-08
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