International Sociological Association (ISA) World Forum: Day 2: Alain Touraine, Manuel Castells, Craig Calhoun

The main feature of the second day at the ISA conference was a debate between Alain Touraine, Manuel Castells, and Craig Calhoun on the first’s recent book “Penser Autrement” (Think Differently).

International Sociological Association World Forum: Day 1, Sociological Research and Public Debate

I attended the First World Forum of the International Sociological Association (ISA) that took place in Barcelona from September 5-9, 2008. There were approximately 2500 participants. The overall topic of the conference was “Sociological Research and Public Debate”. So the issue was how sociology can best influence political debates in the public sphere.