Research Committees

RC19 Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy


The purpose is to promote theoretically grounded empirical research on: the sources and character of social problems; the planning and administration of social programs; and more generally, public policies and intervention strategies aimed at alleviating social problems and influencing the society in that regard (Article I of the Statutes of RC 19). The Committee especially encourages comparative research. Thus, membership to RC19 is open to scholars actively engaged in research and/or teaching on the subjects mentioned above.

Board 2014-2018



Daniel BELAND, University of Saskatchewan, Canada,


Huck-ju KWON, Seoul National University, South Korea 
Bjørn HVINDEN, NOVA, Norway


Alexandra KAASCH, Bielefeld University, Germany,


Timo FLECKENSTEIN, London School of Economics, United Kingdom,

Board Members

Evelyne HUBER, University of North Carolina, United States 
Nathalie MOREL, Sciences Po, France 
Juliana MARTINEZ FRANZONI, Universidad de Costa Rica
Jolanta AIDUKAITE, Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuania 
Lynn Prince COOKE, University of Bath, United Kingdom 
Jimi ADESINA, Rhodes University, South Africa

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Program Coordinators: Timo FLECKENSTEIN, and Rianne MAHON,


Edited by the RC19 President and the Secretary.

The following are a historical archive. More recent issues are available on RC19 website.

2013 PDF    
2012 PDF    
2011 PDF    
2010 PDF    
2009 PDF    
2008 PDF    
2007 PDF    


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