International Sociological Association (ISA) World Forum, Day 4: John Urry; Public Sociology

On the fourth, final day, of the ISA World Forum, John Urry gave a talk on “Sociology and Climate Change” and there was a concluding debate on public sociology.

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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.