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.