Introduction: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World - Markus S. Schulz Futures We Want: Walking Back the Cat, Positives, Negatives, Ambigious, Balance - Jan Nederveen Pieterse What Kind of World Can Weather Climate Change? Some Philosophical and Sociological Challenges - Todd Gitlin The 'Open Society' and Its Contradictions: Towards a Critical Sociology of Global Inequalities - Stephan Lessenich Me san aba: The Africa We Want and an African-centred Approach to Knowledge Production - Akosua Adomako Ampofo Pueblos in Movement: Feminist and Indigenous Perspectives from Latin America - Nora Garita Bonilla Post-Islamist Democracy - Asef Bayat Relocalizing the National and Horizontalizing the Global - Saskia Sassen Social Movements: The Core of General Sociology - Michel Wieviorka Epilogue - Alain Touraine
Markus S. Schulz is Vice-President for Research of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and serves as President of the 2016 ISA Forum of Sociology in Vienna. Professor Schulz is Past-President of the ISA Research Committee on Futures Research (RC07), and previous Program Committee member for the ISA World Congress in Yokohama. Professor Schulz's research focuses on democracy, globalization, media, movements, and the social imagination of possible futures. He is currently working at the New School for Social Research on the intellectual history of future concepts.