March 23
   
OPENING PANEL (video)

Welcome Speech from Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee (President-Elect of International Council for Science; President Emeritus of Academia Sinica)
(powerpoint , audio)

 

Introductory Remarks from Michael Burawoy (ISA VP for National Associations)
(audio)

 

Welcoming Remarks from Maukeui Chang (President of Taiwanese Sociological Association)
(audio)

 

Opening Address from Michel Wieviorka (President of ISA)
Sociology in a Time of Crisis
(abstract, audio)

 

Keynote Speech from Sujata Patel (Professor of Sociology, University of Pune, India)
The imperative and the challenge of diversity. Reconstructing Sociological Traditions for the twenty first century.
(abstract, audio)

 

Discussion1 (audio)

Discussion2 (audio)

 
1a. NEW APPROACHES TO POLICY RESEARCH (video)

Globalisation, Sociological Research And Public Policy In Nigeria: A Critical Analysis Of The Relevance Of Sociolegal Research To The Development Needs Of Nigeria
Abdul-Mumin Sa'ad, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

The Relevance of Relevance: Social Science and Social Practice in Post-positivistic Society
Pekka Sulkunen, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

The Relevance of Sociological Studies and Training for Social Realities, Development Policy and Practice in Ethiopia
Feleke Tadele Kelkil, President of the Ethiopian Society of Sociologists
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

The Dialogue between Criminology and the South Sociology of Violence: Policing Crisis and Alternatives

José-Vicente Tavares-dos-Santos, BrazilIan Society of Sociology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

Discussion (audio)

 
 
1b. FACING NORTHERN HEGEMONIES (video)

Indigenization, Institutionalization, and Internationalization, tracing the paths of Sociology Development in Taiwan
Mau-kuei Chang, Research Fellow, Ying-hwa Chang, Research Fellow, Chih-chieh Tang, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

Donor Community and the Market of Research Production Framing and de-Framing the Social Sciences
Sari Hanafi, American University of Beirut
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

Center- periphery relationship between Turkish and western sociologies
Aytul Kasapoglu, Nilay Çabuk, and Mehmet Ecevit, the Sociological Association of Turkey
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

Israeli Sociology's Position in International Sociology and the Challenges It Faces
Sammy Smooha, University of Haifa, President of the Israeli Sociological Society
(abstract, powerpoint)

 

Discussion (audio)

 
 
2a. FACING POLITICAL PRESSURES (video)

Social Sciences in Egypt: Swinging Pendulum between the Commodification and the Criminalization of a Field?
Mona Abaza, Department of Sociology, American University in Cairo
(abstract, audio)

 

Value-free Sociology: Withstanding Political Pressures
Georgy Fotev, President of the Bulgarian Sociological Association
(abstract, audio)

 

Sociological Enterprise at the Periphery: the Case of Sri Lanka
Siri T. Hettige, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

Discussion (audio)

 
 
2b. BEYOND UNIVERSALISM AND PARTICULARISM (video)

A Critical Review of Iranian Attempts at the Development of Alternative Sociologies
Mohamad Amin Ghaneirad, Associate Professor in National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Iran
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

Hungarian sociology between internal and external models
Dénes Némedi, Eötvös University of Budapest, President of the Hungarian Sociological Association
(abstract, audio)

 

Modernization of Sociology in post Soviet Armenia
Gevorg Poghosyan, Director Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law, President of the Armenian Sociological Association
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

Are Asian Sociologies Possible?: Universalism versus Particularism
Yoshimichi Sato, Tohoku University
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

Discussion (audio)

 
 
Special Panel: “Practicing sociology in Taiwan: Local intervention and Global linkage” (video)

Dismantling Taiwanese patriarchy
Ling-fang Cheng, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Institute of Gender Studies, Koahsiung Medical University, Taiwan
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Indigenous Peoples and the Making of Multicultural Taiwan
Chun-Chieh Chi, Professor and Chairperson, Graduate Institute of Ethnic Relations and Culture, National Dong-Hwa University
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

From Social Problem Research to Socially-engaged Scholarship: The Case of Labor Studies in Taiwan
Hsin-Hsing Chen, Associate Professor, Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies, Shih-Hsin University
(abstract, powerpoint )

 

Cross-Strait New Social Research: China Studies in Taiwanese Sociology
Chih-jou Jay Chen, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

New Frontiers of Comparative Sociological Research in Middle Class Formation, Character and Politics: Taiwan and Asia-Pacific
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Executive Director, Center fro Asia-Pacific Area Studies, Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, and Professor of Sociology, national Taiwan University
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Discussion (audio)

 

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