By Peter Hedström, Björn Wittrock
The thirty seventh global Congress of the IIS excited about thought and examine on the vanguard of sociology and the connection among sociology and its neighbouring disciplines. This quantity constitutes a sustained attempt through widespread sociologists and different social scientists to evaluate the present status of sociology. it's a stocktaking of the original nature of sociology within the gentle of advances in the self-discipline itself and inside a number neighbouring disciplines. a number of the chapters define institutional ideas for sociology within the new millennium. Others hint scholarly advances and suggest formidable learn programmes drawing on contemporary advancements not just inside conventional neighbouring disciplines akin to historical past, political technological know-how, and economics, but additionally in the cognitive, cultural and mathematical sciences.
Contributors include: Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Raymond Boudon, Richard Breen, Christofer R. Edling, S. N. Eisenstadt, Jack Goldstone, Philip Gorski, Peter Gärdenfors, Ulf Hannerz, Peter Hedström, Hans Joas, Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Jens Rydgren, Neil Smelser, Aage B. Sørensen, Richard Swedberg, Piotr Sztompka, Peter Wagner and Björn Wittrock.