The International Sociological Association should be ashamed of its President

By | 5th August 2022

…including the statement that “The eastward expansion of NATO is a provocation…”. While this does not lead the President to condone the Russian response, his argument is a general one against war rather than a specific criticism of colonial ambition. At least by implication, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has, in his text, some measure of justification as a response to changes in NATO since the collapse of the Soviet Union…

The struggle for independence in Ukraine is unlikely to be affected by anything the ISA says or does. However, the position taken by the ISA President is inconsistent with its history and values, offensive to many of its members, and does little for its credibility as a global voice for the discipline. It is an embarrassment and should be retracted.

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