World Social Science Report
Every three years, as part of its strategic partnership with UNESCO, the ISSC produces the World Social Science Report, an ISSC flagship publication. The report addresses important social science challenges, takes stock of social science contributions and capacities, and makes recommendations for future research, practice and policy.
UNESCO produced the first World Social Science Report in 1999. Ten years later, UNESCO requested the ISSC to prepare a second report. The World Social Science Report 2010: Knowledge Divides was prepared by the ISSC and published by UNESCO in June 2010.
The second report - World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments – prepared by the ISSC and co-published with UNESCO and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development will be launched on 15 November 2013 at UNESCO, in Paris.
The next report in 2016 will focus on inequality.
Each report provides an overview of:
- ’the state of the world’ – a key challenge or challenges confronting the social sciences by rapidly changing global realities, and
- ’the state of the Art’ – the nature and capacity of social science responses to such challenges
The World Social Science Report will also draw on the outcomes of other ISSC flagship activities: the World Social Science Forum and World Social Science Fellows Programme.