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C4P: Summer School in Political Philosophy & Public Policy on “Philosophical Ideas for a Brave New World of Work” on 13-15 July 2016 at University of Minho (Portugal)

Summer-School in Political Philosophy & Public Policy
“Philosophical Ideas for a Brave New World of Work”

13-15 July, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)

Info @http://futureofworkschool.weebly.com/
Email: bragasummerschool@gmail.com

Invited Professors:
Ruth Yeoman (Oxford University)
Lucas Stanczyk (Brown University/Harvard University)

Organizers: Jurgen De Wispelaere (University of Tampere), James Hickson (York University) and Roberto Merrill (University of Minho) on behalf of the Political Theory Group of CEHUM, University of Minho (Braga)

Course Description: In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in issues at the intersection of political philosophy and public policy. In particular, attention has increasingly turned to the question of what kind of institutions and policies would be needed in order to create a significantly more just society. Following past summer-schools on topics such as a justice between generations (2010), democratic virtues (2011), radical democracy (2012), basic income (2013), predistribution and property-owning democracy (2014), the ethics of banking (2015), the commons (2016), our next summer-school will be devoted to the future of work and a society in which the nature, meaning and distribution of work is expected to change considerably. The future of work is a topic of growing interest within academia, where it features prominently in recent debates in philosophy, history, law, political science, and economics. It is also features prominently in debates outside academia amongst social activists and policy-makers. In this summer school we will discuss insights emerging from philosophical reflection on the changing nature of work and think about normative principles guiding the future organisation and allocation of work and its benefits and burdens. read more...

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