CFP Global Justice and Ethics of Exclusion

Posted: 12 de January de 2012 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event

Call for Abstracts

Workshop in Applied Philosophy
Global Justice and Ethics of Exclusion

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, September 28-30, 2012

Keynote Address by Joseph Carens (University of Toronto)

Questions around inclusion and exclusion are increasingly central to
discussions of global justice. For example, what norms or moral
principles ought to be used to determine political membership? What,
if anything, do citizens of democracies owe to people who are forced
to leave their home countries (refugees, stateless people, etc.)? Is
exclusion a necessary feature of contemporary political life or can we
imagine a different kind of community? What are the implications of
globalization for norms of inclusion and exclusion?

This workshop is will consider new research on these topics and will
bring together ethicists, philosophers, and others working on
theoretical issues related to global justice and the ethics of
exclusion. The workshop is designed to provide speakers with
constructive feedback from colleagues working on related issues.

We invite the submission of abstracts (no more than 750 words) from
researchers working on theoretical topics related to the ethics of
exclusion. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the
•    Ethical issues related to refugees, asylum seekers, economic
migrants, the forcibly displaced
•    The ethics of political membership and immigration
•    Ontological and existential dimensions of statelessness
•    Sovereignty and the ethics of exclusion
•    Religious ethics on hospitality and “welcoming the stranger”
•    Gender, race, and/or disability as categories of global exclusion
•    The ethics of humanitarianism and “humanitarian repression”
•    Theoretical work on political membership, democracy, and the bases
for inclusion/exclusion

Please email submissions (and questions) to Serena Parekh
The abstract submission deadline is May 1st, 2012. Abstracts will be
reviewed by a program committee. Those selected for the program will
be asked to submit completed papers one month prior to the workshop,
and papers will be made available to workshop participants on the
workshop website.  Papers can be of any length, but speakers will be
limited to twenty-five minutes to present their ideas, followed by
thirty minutes of discussion. For more information about the workshop
go to


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