1. The Committee is established by the International
Sociological Association with a view to opening up a broader range
of opportunities for the participation of individual members in
the activities of the Association in the field of Sociotechnics.
2. In order to achieve this end the Committee shall
undertake the following measures:
a) to secure and develop personal and associational
contacts between interested scholars and practitioners throughout
b) to encourage the international dissemination and exchange of
information on significant developments in sociotechnics and related
areas, and to promote the development of scientific activities in
this field throughout the world
c) to facilitate and promote international meetings and research
in the field of sociotechnics and related areas
d) to cooperate with other Committees in the ISA
1. The members can be individuals or associations
active in research, teaching, and practice in the field of sociotechnics
and related areas
2. All the individual members of the Committee have the same voting
rights. Student-members may at the discretion of the Board pay a
lower fee than the one requested for other members.
3. All the decisions made by the Committeee as a whole, except these
concerning the by-laws, are accepted by simply majority. Proposals
of reforming the by-laws, and the decision of acceptance are made
by the members of the Committee with ¾ majority.
4. The Committee as a whole has the last decision in questions about
membership status. In case if a candidate is not able to pay his
fees but his qualifications are considered appropriate, he can be
defined as a member of the Committee in good standing.
1. The Board is formed by utmost twelve members of
whom one shall be the delegate to the Research Council of the ISA
and one his alternate. The Board shall have power to co-opt other
members of the Research Committee.
2. At its first meeting the new Board shall appoint a President,
Vice-Presidents and a Secretary from among its members. In the event
of equal voting within the Board the Chairman of the Board shall
have the deciding vote. The Chairman of the Board shall be the President
or, in his absence, the Vice-President, and in the absence of either
the Board shall elect an ad hoc Chairman.
3. A report on the funds of the Committee must be made every second
year and sent to all members.
4. Candidates for the Board may be nominated by any member of the
Committee. Each candidate must be nominated and seconded by a member
in good standing. The Board ought to list the candidates and send
the list to the individual members of the Committee for voting.
The Board must also secure that the candidates proposed to be elected
officers will accept their mandate in case of election. Election
must be completed before the end of every fourth year.
5. The members of an orderly announced business meeting may unanimously
decide to depart from the election procedure described above (Art.
III, 4) and elect the new Board on the spot under condition that
at present there is not yet a sufficient membership in good standing.
IV. SPECIAL OBLIGATIONS
The Board may organize on behalf of the Research
Committee special task groups of limited duration. These groups
must report annually to the Board.