World Social Science Blog
The World Social Science Blog is run by the ISSC, the International Social Science Council in Paris. It is open to anyone to contribute – our partners and members all over the world, researchers, policymakers, funders, students, think tanks, government agencies – anyone interested in how the social sciences and other disciplines can contribute to social transformation and change for the better.
We aim to encourage debate and share opinions, best practice and innovative ideas related to social science. The blog will also be a good place to share news and events and recent publications.
We hope, for example, that individuals involved in our main programmes – the latest World Social Science Report, Changing Global Environments, the Fellows Programme, the World Social Science Forum and others we are closely involved with, such as Future Earth.
If you would like to contribute to the blog or if you have any ideas or information you would like to share please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @isscworld.
To launch the blog, we are using the latest World Social Science Report as a spring board for discussion. Produced by the ISSC in partnership with UNESCO and the OECD, we will use it to kick start the debate and discussion of the issues and challenges to the social sciences raised by the authors.
The posts in this blog reflect the opinions of contributors and not necessarily those of the ISSC.
The ISSC Secretariat with ten staff is based in Paris. The ISSC is an independent non-government organisation which represents the social, economic and behavioural sciences at the international level. Our goal is to strengthen the social sciences to help solve global problems.
- Your contribution should be no longer than 800 words long
- Please be succinct and to the point
- Please write in plain English explaining any jargon or difficult words
- Please write about issues that are relevant to the ISSC’s core areas: social sciences, trans-disciplinary research, and social transformation
We welcome comments on the blogs and contributions to the debate. It is fine of course to be critical but it is important to be constructive and polite. We will check all comments before posting them on the blog, which means there may be a delay in posting some comments over public holiday periods or weekends. Please note the following:
- Email addresses are required for commenting but we will not publish or share email addresses with anyone. We will only use them if we need to contact individual contributors.
- Please do not use offensive, inappropriate or rude language.
- Please do not attack individual contributors personally. It is fine to debate the issues but not to attack individuals for anything they write.
- Anyone going against these conditions may be blocked from commenting on this blog; the ISSC reserves the right to edit or delete any comment it thinks is inappropriate and to block access to any individual or group from commenting if they don’t follow these rules.