Inequality to be the major focus of next World Social Science Report

January 28, 2015

Paris, January 2015 — International Social Science Council has announced that global inequality is going to be the major focus of its next World Social Science Report to be published in 2016. From Thomas Piketty to Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring, this era has been framed by growing social unrest and reflection on […]


Bigger, bolder, better social science?

May 9, 2014

  King’s College London, in collaboration with the ISSC, is launching the recently published World Social Science Report 2013 at King’s College, on the 11 June 2014, with a reception afterwards. See here for how to register. Confirmed speakers are Heide Hackmann (ISSC), Lee Davies (UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), John Urry (Lancaster University), Thomas Tanner (UK […]


Read and comment on the new ISSC blog

February 4, 2014

  The new World Social Science Blog, run by the International Social Science Council in Paris, is for our partners and members, for social scientists, natural scientists and other researchers, policymakers, funders, think tanks, and government agencies — indeed anyone interested in how the social sciences and other disciplines can contribute to social transformation and […]


World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments

December 14, 2013

Read the ISSC’s flagship publication the World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments Or read individual articles The environmental challenges that confront society are unprecedented and staggering in their magnitude, scope, pace and complexity. They have potentially serious consequences for the wellbeing of people all over the world. The consequences of global environmental change are […]