20 July 2012
The ISSC is now committed to preparing the next World Social Science Report, which will also be published by UNESCO and is due to be launched in October 2013. It will focus on: Changing Global Environments: Transformative Impact of Social Sciences
The 2013 WSSR Director and Editorial Team will benefit from the advice and recommendations of a Scientific Advisory Committee comprising well known scholars from different disciplines and different parts of the world (see here).
Potential contributors should send an expression of interest to the WSSR Director by July 20, 2012 at the latest, explaining in no more than a page:
- Which cornerstone the contribution would address (see framework below);
- The concrete issue or problem area it would address (e.g. water, food, energy, land use etc.), including examples;
- The main arguments to be developed;
- The countries or regions to be covered;
- The methodological approach to be used; and
- The main material/data that the contribution would draw upon.
All proposals will be reviewed by the WSSR Editorial Team assisted by a resource group comprising specialists of different disciplines and regions. Preference will be given to proposed contributions that focus on the transformative role of social sciences, address concrete priority problems, and pay attention to such cross cutting issues as gender, contextual diversity, historical drivers, vulnerabilities, risks and opportunities, barriers to change and solutions. The report will cover all types of work in the social sciences – quantitative, qualitative, theoretical, and applied. Contributions from a wide range of social scientists from different regions and disciplines are encouraged. Once selected, contributors will be expected to submit their papers by the end of November 2012. On average papers should be 1500 words long. All papers will be submitted to peer review. Download the full announcement here.