The ISA Handbook in Contemporary Sociology
(edited by Ann Denis, University of Ottawa, and Devorah Kalekin-Fishman, University of Haifa) is the first published by the ISA in this millennium; representing the fruit of in-depth dynamics it invites us to give all necessary attention to the concepts of conflict, cooperation and competition. By reflecting on the possible articulations of these concepts and attempting to apply them in diverse fields of social science, the editors give voice to those who are studying the world as it is and perform the service of returning a set of concepts, approaches or paradigmsto their legitimate place. I thank them warmly for offering us this fine volume, whic, clearly, will be a milestone.' Michel Wieviorka, President, International Sociological Association.