The affairs of the ISA are governed by the Assembly of Councils which is composed of all members of the Council of National Associations and the Research Council.
The Council of National Associations consists of one delegate from each member country. The Research Council is composed of representatives of all Research Committees and sponsors scientific activities of the ISA.
The rules of functioning of the Research Committees are detailed in:
Every four years at the time of the World Congress, the Assembly of Councils elect the President and Vice-Presidents. Each Council elect 8 members of the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee administers the affairs of the Association between these meetings, while the ISA Secretariat executes the decisions and handles administrative matters. Officers of the Executive Committee serve on at least one of the following sub-committees:
The remit of the Research Coordinating Committee is to approve the formation of Thematic Groups, to examine applications for the establishment of Working Groups and Research Committees, to review their activities and to put forward to the Executive Committee recommendations on both particular cases and general policy.
|Chair||Geoffrey PLEYERS, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, email@example.com
Vice-President, Research Council
Tova BENSKI, College of Management Studies, Israel
National Associations Liaison Committee coordinates activities of national associations, regular collective members, represented at the Council of National Associations.
|Chair||Filomin GUTIERREZ, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President, National Associations
Chih-Jou Jay CHEN, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018.
Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities
|Program Committee Chair||Margaret ABRAHAM, ISA President, USA|
|ISA Vice-Presidents||Sari HANAFI, VP National Associations, Lebanon
Markus SCHULZ, VP Research, USA
Vineeta SINHA, VP Publications, Singapore
Benjamin TEJERINA, VP Finance and Membership, Spain
|Members of ISA
Research Coordinating Committee
|Rosemary BARBERET, USA
Kalpana KANNABIRAN, India
Marina KURKCHIYAN, United Kingdom
Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Canada
National Associations Liaison Committee
|John HOLMWOOD, United Kingdom
Simon MAPADIMENG, South Africa
Celi SCALON, Brazil
Sawako SHIRAHASE, Japan
|Local Organizing Committee||Patrizia ALBANESE, Canadian Sociological Association|
|2 Invited ISA
Members external to Executive Committee
The Publications Committee supervises journals and books published by the ISA and proposes policies in the area of publications.
Eloísa MARTIN, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, email@example.com
|ditors||Current Sociology||Karim MURJI, University of West London, United Kingdom
Sarah NEAL, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
|International Sociology||Marta SOLER, University of Barcelona, Spain|
|International Sociology Reviews||Mohammed A. BAMYEH, University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Sage Studies in International Sociology||Chaime MARCUELLO SERVÓS, University of Zaragoza, Spain|
|eSymposium and Social Justice Democratization Space||Kelvin LOW, National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Global Dialogue||Brigitte AULENBACHER, Johannes Kepler University, German
Klaus DORRE, University of Jena, Germany
|Sociopedia.isa||Bert KLANDERMANS, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Hiroshi ISHIDA, University of Tokyo, Japan
Allison LOCONTO, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Susan MCDANIEL, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Nazanin SHAHROKNI, Syracuse University, USA
|Observer||Robert ROJEK, SAGE Publications|
The responsibility of the Membership and Finances Committee is to oversee the Association's financial affairs and to propose policies in the area of finance and membership.
|Chair||Sawako SHIRAHASE, University of Tokyo, Japan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President, Finance and Membership
Tova BENSKI, College of Management Studies, Israel
Science Council Paris
|Delegates||Chih-Jou Jay CHEN, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Geoffrey PLEYERS, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
|UN office New York||Delegates||Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA
Rosemary BARBERET, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA
|UN office Vienna||Delegate||Rosemary BARBERET, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA|
|Global Development Network||Delegate||Habibul KHONDKER, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates|
|International Council for Science Union,
ICSU, Paris, France
|Delegate||Stewart LOCKIE, Australia|
|International Institute of Sociology of Law,
|Delegate||Marta SOLER, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain|
The Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology of the University Complutense in Madrid is the host of the Secretariat. Activities of the ISA are financed from membership dues and sales of publications.
ISA archives are located at The International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Organizational Structure of the ISA