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CFP: “Global Justice: Radical Perspectives” (Special Issue of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric)

CFP: “Global Justice: Radical Perspectives”

 Special Issue of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric

Edited by Maeve McKeown (Frankfurt) and Alasia Nuti (Cambridge)

The Global Justice debate is, for the most part, a liberal debate. For four decades, theorists have pondered over the exact scope of liberal distributive justice and the precise content of our duties. This special issue aims to take a step back and ask whether the liberal framework is the best one to address the question of injustice at the global level to begin with. In particular, it aims to analyse whether the liberal paradigm lacks the conceptual tools fully to understand, critique and remedy global injustices. read more...

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CFP: “Global Justice: Radical Perspectives” (Special Issue of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric)

CFP: “Global Justice: Radical Perspectives”

Special Issue of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric

Edited by Maeve McKeown (Frankfurt) and Alasia Nuti (Cambridge)

The Global Justice debate is, for the most part, a liberal debate. For four decades, theorists have pondered over the exact scope of liberal distributive justice and the precise content of our duties. This special issue aims to take a step back and ask whether the liberal framework is the best one to address the question of injustice at the global level to begin with. In particular, it aims to analyse whether the liberal paradigm lacks the conceptual tools fully to understand, critique and remedy global injustices. read more...

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2nd CfA: Global Justice: Radical Perspectives- MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory (8th-10th September 2014)

Mancept Workshops in Political Theory

8th-10th September 2014

Workshop on Global Justice: Radical Perspectives

The Global Justice debate, framed around the scope of justice, is largely abstract, adopts the methodology of ideal theory, and endorses a liberal perspective, i.e. liberal cosmopolitanism, statist liberalism, and liberal nationalism.  Is this the best way to theorise about Global Justice?  In this session we question whether the dominant liberal paradigm of Global Justice can do justice to the issues that we face at a global level.

For example, questions about who the world’s poorest people are, are not discussed.  70% of the world’s poor are women.  People with disabilities are more likely to suffer from poverty.  Poverty mainly exists in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin American and Asia, i.e. non-white persons are more likely to suffer from extreme poverty.  Questions about the capitalist economic system, and global class inequalities, are also largely absent.  A global ruling elite – according to a recent OXFAM report, 85 people – control as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population.  Yet the philosophical literature on Global Justice rarely, if ever, mentions these facts about the world. read more...

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Ph.D. Philosophy_North-Western Italy Philosophy Consortium (FINO)

Phd Program in Philosophy (29th cycle) – FINO

The *call for applications for the public competitive examination for Phd Program in Philosophy (29th cycle) of the Northwest Italy Consortium for Phd program in Philosophy – FINO* (30 positions, 15 scholarships), sponsored by the Universities of Turin, Pavia, Eastern Piedmont, Genoa, with administrative seat at the University of Turin (published in the Italian Official Gazette 4th special series n. 93 dated 26th November 2013), is now available.
The *deadline for applications is 4th December 2013, 12.00 a.m. *(midday Italian local time).
PhD rules and regulations are available on the following file: read more...

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Reminder: Cfa Acceptable Reasons and Public Deliberation (Mancept Workshops in Political Theory)

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory – Ninth Annual Conference

Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), University of Manchester, 5th – 7th September 2012

WORKSHOP ON ACCEPTABLE REASONS AND PUBLIC DELIBERATION

Convenor: Enrico Biale (University of Piemonte Orientale)

Many democratic theories tend to put forward the exchange of “acceptable reasons” as a main requirement of public deliberation: when deliberating on public affairs, citizens should strive to offer reasons that are ‘acceptable to all’. From an epistemic point of view, such a demand is assumed to make it all the more likely that deliberation’s outcome will itself be ‘acceptable’ from a general perspective. From a moral point of view, it is supposed to manifest each citizen’s commitment to democratic reciprocity and to equal participation in collective decision-making. read more...

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CfP: Acceptable Reasons and Public Deliberation (Mancept Workshops 5-7 September 2012)

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory – Ninth Annual Conference

Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), University of Manchester, 5th – 7th September 2012

WORKSHOP ON ACCEPTABLE REASONS AND PUBLIC DELIBERATION

Convenor: Enrico Biale (University of Piemonte Orientale)

Many democratic theories tend to put forward the exchange of “acceptable reasons” as a main requirement of public deliberation: when deliberating on public affairs, citizens should strive to offer reasons that are ‘acceptable to all’. From an epistemic point of view, such a demand is assumed to make it all the more likely that deliberation’s outcome will itself be ‘acceptable’ from a general perspective. From a moral point of view, it is supposed to manifest each citizen’s commitment to democratic reciprocity and to equal participation in collective decision-making. read more...

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