Unchecked inequalities could threaten UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, according to social science report

September 22, 2016

The World Social Science Report 2016 warns that unchecked inequalities could jeopardize the sustainability of economies, societies and communities, undermining efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The World Social Science Report 2016, Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World, is published today and will be launched at the Royal Swedish Academy […]


WSSR 2016 – Challenging Inequalities: what is the role of political science (and political scientists?)

July 21, 2016

Monday 25 July | 15:30 – 17:15 | Poznań Congress Centre, Pavilion 15 (PCC-15) 3.2 The ISSC will hold a special session at the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science focusing on the forthcoming World Social Science Report on inequalities. In the context of the International Political Science Association’s world congress, the session will ask […]


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 […]