Research Committee 51 (ISA-RC51)

The Research Committee 51 (ISA-RC51) of the International Sociological Association (ISA) is one of the more than fifty Research Committees which, along with a large number of national sociological associations, constitute the ISA.

The RC51 is oriented to promote the systemic perspective in the social sciences through sociocybernetics. This perspective integrates the general theory of systems, the cybernetics of first and second-order, and complexity sciences, with the aim to address complex social problems.


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Saburo Akahori (President/JAP), Dalila Cerejo  (Vice-president/PORT), Andrew Mitchell (Secretary/UK_JAP), Jorge Cardiel (Treasurer/MEX) and Raija Koskinen (Membership Development/FIN) has been elected as new board.  read more

20TH December is the deadline for sending your vote to support the candidates for the new board, but the Election Committee (Bernd Hornung and Chaime Marcuello) have extended it to FRIDAY 21 at 11.59 UTC. We thank those who have already send their vote, for those who have not voted yet, here some information you may consider. Read about the voting process

According to our statutes the election of the RC51 Board 2023-2027 is now due. Members in good standing are invited to present their candidacy for positions of President, Vice-president, secretary and Treasurer. Members who wish to participate in voluntary positions (Non elected) such as Journal of Sociocybernetics Editors, Newsletter Editor, Website manager and social networks manager can send also a letter of intention, otherwise the new elected board will make suggestions to cover such positions. Please send your nominations by e-mail to the members of the Nomination Committee Chaime Marcuello <> and Bernd Hornung <hornungRC51@aol.combefore December 2nd, 2023  MORE INFORMATION



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