Social transformation and the digital age

Social transformation and the digital age

WORLD SOCIAL SCIENCE FORUM (WSSF) 2013: In line with ISSC’s strategic objectives to ensure synergies and continuity across its activities, WSSF 2013 will draw on the theme of WSSF 2009 "One planet, worlds apart" and the "Knowledge divides" highlighted in the 2010 WSSR report.

13-15 October 2013 | Montréal, Canada

WSSF 2013 will explore the evolving digital world, its opportunities, challenges and impacts on society, industry, individuals and the environment. The planned format of the Forum will illustrate and complement these themes, offering innovative and inclusive-beyond-the-venue linkages. The continuity principle will also link the 2013 Forum forward to the Forum in 2015 which will take place in South Africa and focus on themes of global justice.

WSSF 2013 is organised in partnership with a Canadian consortium led by the Montreal secretariat of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the Forum has received the formal support of the Canadian Prime Minister, the Quebec Prime Minister and two Québécois Ministries, the Mayor of Montréal Tourism, IPSA, major Montréal-based universities, and others.

Next steps will include the setting up of the 2013 Forum organising committee and programme committee.


CROP News and Events

Organisational Changes at the CROP Secretariat

1 December 2018

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) have announced organisational changes at the CROP Secretariat.

​The Democratic Developmental State: North-South Perspectives

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION: Edited by Chris Tapscott, Tor Halvorsen, Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario.

The Political Economy of Poverty and Social Transformations of the Global South

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION Edited by Mariano Féliz and Aaron L. Rosenberg.

News from CROPNET

World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Science, Ethics and Responsibility" (deadline 10 April).

Causal Mechanisms and International knowledge transfer in social policy: With a special focus on the case of the post-Soviet region

7-9 November 2019 | University of Bremen

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline for proposals is 30 April.

Bergen Summer Research School

17-27 June 2019 | University of Bergen

BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future.