The Institute of Social Theory and Dynamics (ISTAD) is a non-profit academic organization that performs theoretical and empirical studies and research on the structure and dynamics of change in modern societies.


   ISTAD published a research journal "Social Theory and Dynamics" . It is a new journal which is the first English Journal on critical sociology to be published in Japan.

"Social Theory and Dynamics" is an international journal of critical sociology and/or social science, which publishes articles that analyze the contemporary social problems from critical and radical perspectives. 



Special Volume of Critical Sociology, which fully includes the articles by the members of ISTAD, is now issued!
ISTAD members discuss a wide range of social problems and class issues in contemporary Japanese society from Marxism theory to Japanese-Filipino children, from the labor movement to foreign labor policy of the Japanese Government.