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Category Archives: Conferences
Confucian Political Theory
MANCEPT Workshops 2017,
Monday 11 September to Wednesday 13 September
Conveners: Elton Chan (Yale-NUS College), Larry Lai (University of Hong Kong) and Baldwin Wong (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Call for Abstract
In recent years there has been an increasing interest among Anglo-American political theorists in comparing the diverse ways of how the Western and Chinese thinkers address political issues. Several academic publishers (such as Cambridge University Press and Princeton University Press) and journals (such as European Journal of Political Theory 15(4)) begin to publish books and articles about Confucianism. Unlike the past generation of thinkers, such as Theodore de Bary and Tu Wei Ming, who aimed to show that Confucianism is not necessarily tied to authoritarianism but in many ways compatible with western liberal democratic values, some contemporary political theorists (Jiang 2012, Bell 2006, 2016) argue that Confucianism offers a distinctive alternative to liberal democracy, which enables us to reflect on the liberal democratic values that are usually taken for granted. While some political theorists do recognize liberal democratic values, they believe that Confucianism can offer insights to revolve problems that worry current liberal democratic societies (Chan 2014, Angle 2012). The growing body of literature can be found in these years.
The program of the 2017 Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy & Poverty on the topic of Poverty and Humand Dignity is now online! The workshop will take place at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg on 1 and June 2017. Draft papers will be shared among all participants in advance.
Guests welcome but please register via e-mail until 15 May 2017 at gottfried.schweiger[a]sbg.ac.at.
More info here: http://www.workshop-poverty-philosophy.org/
Thursday, 1 June 2017, 10.00- 17:45
H.P.P. [Hennie] Lötter (University of Johannesburg): Poverty and Human Dignity
Christian Neuhäuser (Technical University Dortmund): Poverty, dignity and self-respect
Alfred Archer, Bart Engelen & Alan Thomas (University of Tilburg): Shame, Well-Being and Inequality
Hanna-Maria Niemi (University of Eastern Finland): Right against Poverty: Can the notion of human dignity help us define socio-economic rights?
Daniel Putnam (Princeton University): Poverty as a Social Relation
Friday, 2 June 2017, 09.30- 15:45
Rocio Lorca (University of Chile): The meanings of punishing the poor: from injustice to hostility
Cristian Dimitriu (Forschungskolleg Frankfurt): The irrelevance of poverty for the morality of the lending system
Zlata Bozac & Viktor Ivankovic (Central European University, Budapest): Should We Nudge Charitable Giving? The Nudge Ethos
Anandita Mukherji (Boston University): Depriving Capabilities: Global Poverty Alleviation as a Duty Not to Harm
Consider submitting a paper or panel for the Oslo meeting of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) in September 6-9, 2017 for the International Political Theory section that Peter Niesen (Hamburg) and I (Carmen Pavel, King’s College London) have put together. The deadline is FEBRUARY 15. Please find a description of the call for papers below.
You can propose a panel or paper for our section here https://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=96
on the right hand side of the page where there are links for ‘Propose a paper’ and ‘Propose a panel’.
If you are not a member of our section, please consider joining. You will need to create an account and under MYECPR, go to Groups and Networks/Current Groups and Networks and select from the list International Political Theory. We look forward to seeing you in Oslo, Norway!
CfP: Political Human Rights under Pressure, Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik/Croatia, 3-9 September 2017
Course topic: Political Human Rights under Pressure
Course dates: 3-9 September 2017
Course location: Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik/Croatia
Submission deadline: 1 April 2017
The annual course “The Diversity of Human Rights” addresses different problems within the human rights discourse. The course aims at an interdisciplinary debate, especially between philosophy, jurisprudence, and political science. Furthermore, the course intends to establish a dialogue between researchers and human rights activists from the region.
This year’s course topic focuses on the meaning and development of human rights of political participation (especially article 18 to 21 of the UDHR) and the options to strengthen these rights in the light of the recent political and social pressure on them.
We are pleased to invite you to the Annual Conference of the Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought. This will take place at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford on 5th-7th January 2017 (Thursday-Saturday).
This year’s conference covers a wide range of themes like the ethics of war, juries and democratic theory, and the politics of ecological emancipation. Speakers at the conference include:
Sharon Krause (Brown); Alex Leveringhaus (Oxford); Melissa Schwartzberg (NYU); Jakob Huber (LSE); Dana Mills (NYU/Bard College); Jacob T. Levy (McGill); Teresa M. Bejan (Oxford); Andreas Kalyvas (The New School)