About ISSA

Mission Statements

The objectives of the International Sociology of Sport Association are:

  • To promote international co-operation in the field of the sociology of sport;
  • To exchange information among all countries concerning the results of research in the sociology of sport;
  • To convene international congresses, seminars or symposia on aspects of the sociology of sport;
  • To prepare and circulate reports about the social background of sport and the status of the sociology of sport in different countries;
  • To identify sociological problems in sport and, where appropriate, organize international research programmes concerning the same;
  • To oversee and co-ordinate the official publications of ISSA;
  • To advise and facilitate the establishment of other continental, regional and national sociology of sport societies;
  • To co-operate with the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), ISA and other committees, groups or organizations in order to solve tasks of mutual interest.