"The accident of where one is born is just that, an accident; any human being might have been born in any nation"
Martha Nussbaum, 'Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism' in For Love of Country (Beacon Press, 2002)

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

CFP: Global Justice and the Nation-State

Another interesting CFP...

Call for Papers: Global Justice and the Nation-State

Lisbon 23rd-24th October 2008, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Convener: Prof. Diogo Pires Aurélio (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, UNLLisbon)

Keynote speakers: Kok-Chor Tan – University of Pennsylvania, Margaret Moore – Queens' University

Call for Papers

This conference aims to enquire into the state of current debate on the relationship between global justice, the nation-state. The conference will be held at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, 23rd -24th ofOctober 2008. Within philosophy and the social sciences, global justice, the nation, and the state belong to the most discussed topics in recent years. Despite the considerable amount of scholarly work devoted to the topic, we still lack consolidated views with regard to the evolution of legal and political institutions beyond the boundaries of the nation-state as well as to their capacity of tackling matters of global justice. The international debate was
retaken by the discussion on the "new international order" set out in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and the US reaction, which led to restricting the span of scholarly attention to the relationships among legal international institutions, political unilateralism, multilateralism, and world order. Although the importance of this topic cannot be overestimated enough, other issues ought to be fed again into the debate on international politics and reconnected to the "new international order", such as the management of global environmental dynamics, the exploitation of natural recourses, the claims to economic development and national well-being raised by newly developing countries, the management of inequality on a global scale, and the distributions of the economic and security burdens these tasks raise. We welcome applications from philosophers, social, and human scientists of any tradition that might be willing to present analysis of empirical trends as well as philosophical
reflections about how to conceive of global justice both under a moral and a political point of view.

Areas of investigation may include:
Conceptions of global justice
Global justice/justice within state boundaries
Justice between nations
Principles of global justice and the world order
Global justice, national cultures, cultural diversity
Principles of justice and national, international, and supranational policies with regard to - Migration - Natural resources - Trade - Inequality - Environment - Development and development aid - Citizenship

Abstract of proposals of max. 500 words in length should be submitted atglobaljustice@gmail.com until 31st May. Please, submit abstracts that allow your topic to be presented inapproximately 30 min. [Abstracts should be suitable for blind review]. Panels will be arranged on the basis of the papers received according to homogeneity of content. Enquiries relating to any subject should be sent to the e-mail address indicated above.

Prof. Diogo Pires Aurélio Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas Universidade Nova de Lisboa Av. de Berna 26-C1069-061 Lisboa Portugal http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/

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