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2nd Call for Abstracts: The Ethics of Boycotting (special issue)

We are inviting abstracts for a collection that will be submitted as a special issue of the Journal of Applied Philosophy, on the ethical issues surrounding the practice of boycotting. Recent years have seen an increase in boycotting as a tool of social activism. Examples include the BDS’s campaign against the state of Israel, the calls from LGBT and human rights organisations against the 2014 Sochi Games and the 2022 Qatar World Cup, and the campaign against Amazon launched by ethical consumerism groups. Among academics in general, and philosophers in particular, there is also a growing interest in the theory and praxis of boycotting (e.g. economic, academic, political, cultural). However, despite considerable informal discussion in various professional fora and on social media, the topic of boycotting has thus far attracted surprisingly little systematic scholarly attention from moral, political or legal philosophers. This is a significant gap in academic philosophy, as boycotting as a form of moral and political action raises a range of important ethical questions, including: read more...

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CFP: The Ethics of Boycotting (special issue)

The increased visibility of the BDS movement in the wake of the Israeli-Gaza conflict of summer 2014, and the more recent Salaita affair at the UIUC, have generated a renewed interest among academics in general, and philosophers in particular, in the theory and praxis of boycotting (e.g. economic, academic, political, cultural). However, despite considerable informal discussion in various professional fora and on social media, the topic of boycotting has thus far attracted surprisingly little systematic scholarly attention from moral, political or legal philosophers. This is an unfortunate state of affairs, as boycotting as a form of moral and political action raises a range of important ethical issues, including: read more...

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