Nicolas Brando (Leuven), Gunter Graf (Salzburg) and Gottfried Schweiger (Salzburg) are looking for abstracts for an edited volume on "Philosophy and Child Poverty" as part of the newly established Springer Book Series "Philosophy and Poverty". The detailed call for papers can be found below.
Philosophy and Child Poverty
edited by Nicolás Brando, Gunter Graf and Gottfried Schweiger
to be published as part of the Springer Book Series "Philosophy and Poverty"
We are opening a call for contributions to this edited volume. If interested, please submit your abstract (max. 800 words) as soon as possible, the latest deadline 30 September 2017. Decisions will be communicated within two weeks after. The deadline for the final versions of chapters is 30 April 2018. It is envisaged to publish the whole volume as an open access book.
For submission of abstracts and further information please send an email to: email@example.com
The proposed book intends to be the first of its kind to examine child poverty from a philosophical perspective. Although the philosophical literature on both poverty and childhood is certainly increasing, the status of children living in poverty has been largely ignored. We consider that the particular condition of children and the justice-related issues that stem from it compels us to look more deeply into the particular sources, disadvantages and responsibilities of and towards children living in poverty. With this aim in mind, the book intends to fill a significant gap of child-specific philosophical discussions on poverty by bringing together original contributions from an international group of scholars who can shed light on this important topic.
This edited volume aims to offer a broad and diverse reflection of the ways in which child poverty could be conceptualized, measured and the ways in which it is intertwined with childhood as a specific social condition. Furthermore, the responsibilities towards children and the possible mechanisms required for dealing with this condition both as a domestic and a global phenomenon will be analyzed and clarified.
This book aims at exploring the ways in which philosophical reflection may feed into child poverty research. The following topics have been identified crucial for that matter:
I. Conceptualization, Measurement and Evaluation of Child Poverty
An important task at hand is to explore the ways in which philosophical and ethical research may contribute to our understanding of poverty during childhood. Possible issues to deal with could be, but are not restricted to:
II. The Condition of Children Living in Poverty
The peculiar position of children in our society and their condition as especially vulnerable and dependent beings demands a reflection on how their characteristics makes them relevant subjects of justice, and on how the social institutions that surround them may frame their deprived condition. Possible issues to deal with could be, but are not restricted to:
III. Responsibility and Policy Mechanisms
Many social institutions and agents play a determinant role on a child’s life, and the sources of responsibility towards the alleviation of childhood poverty may rest in many hands. The last part of the book intends to explore the potential ways in which responsibility may be assigned, and possible mechanisms that could deal with poverty during childhood. Possible issues to deal with could be, but are not restricted to:
Nicolás Brando – Nicolas.Brando@kuleuven.be
Gunter Graf - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gottfried Schweiger - Gottfried.Schweiger@sbg.ac.at
Call for Registration/Program Online: 2017 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research on Religion and Poverty, 21 & 22 September 2017
2017 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research
Focus Theme: Religion and Poverty
21 & 22 September 2017, University of Salzburg, Austria
Paul Cloke (Exeter)
Emma Tomalin (Leeds)
The program includes 68 talks in parallel sessions and two keynote talks over the course of two days. A detailed program including a book of abstracts can be found on the conference homepage.
The registration fee is 75€ and covers the conference folder, coffee breaks, and two lunch snacks. Students as well as particpiants from countries classified as low-income or lower-middle income economies by the World Bank pay a subsidized fee of 35€.
Guests are welcome but are required to register until 31 July 2017 on the conference homepage. Early registration is appreciated. Late registration for non-presenting particpiants is possible until 15 September 2017 at an increased fee (+25€).
This conference is organized by the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg.
A Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy (Orbis 2016)
by Clemens Sedmak
2017 CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD WINNER! – Category: POPE FRANCIS
Does a “social justice” approach to the gospel inevitably have to be at odds with a traditionalist emphasis on orthodoxy? Must we see Pope Francis as the “progressive pope” and his predecessors as the “orthodox popes,” and thus define everything in terms of American political categories?
In this unique treatment of the theology of Pope Francis and his notion of a “church of the poor” and the implications for theological orthodoxy, Sedmak argues that Pope Francis can allow us to understand "orthodoxy in a new key.” Using resources ranging from scripture to Catholic Social Teaching to the early Church Fathers, Sedmak argues that an authentic and faithful church is not one obsessed with dogma or ceremony, but one that is poor as Christ was poor, in the multifaceted sense of that phrase: compassionate, unattached to material wealth, focused on flourishing and right relationship with God.
Call for Papers: 2018 Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty on "Poverty and the Family" with Jonathan Wolff (Oxford), 17 & 18 May 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
2018 Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty
Topic: Poverty and the Family
Invited Speaker: Jonathan Wolff (Oxford)
17 & 18 May 2018, University of Salzburg
Deadline for Submissions: 15 December 2017
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg is happy to announce the call for papers for its "2018 Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty". In 2018, the workshop will be held at the University of Salzburg on 17 & 18 May 2018 and focus on the topic of "Poverty and the Family".
The invited speaker for this workshop is Jonathan Wolff (Oxford), who will give a talk on "Poverty, Social Expectations, and the Family".
We invite scholars to submit papers on any topic of philosophical inquiry into poverty. Possible topics include poverty as an issue of global or social justice, human rights and poverty, the ethical obligation of poverty alleviation and the design of poverty alleviation measures or philosophical issues in poverty measurement, the conception of poverty and poverty research.
Preference will be given to scholars in the earlier stages of their career and to papers that are related to the workshop topic of "Poverty and the Family". Possible topics for papers are, among others, the intergenerational transmission of poverty, inequalities between and within families, responsibilities towards poor families, parents and children, the relation between the family and the state, parental rights and duties under conditions of poverty, the ethical underpinnings of policy responses to family and child poverty, gender roles, patriarchy, intimate violence and poverty, or procreation in an radical unequal world and in times of severe poverty.
The workshop will run over two days and each speaker will have 75 minutes (about 25 minutes for presentation and 50 minutes for discussion). Draft papers are shared in advance and speakers can focus on the key points of their paper in the oral presentation. A peer-reviewed publication of selected papers is envisaged in an edited volume on the workshop topic in the Springer Book Series Philosophy and Poverty. We expect that particpants consider this option to publish their paper presented at the Workshop.
There is no conference fee. Coffee breaks and two lunches will be covered by the CEPR. Unfortunately we cannot offer any subsidy for travel and accommodation costs.
If you are interested in participating please submit an extended abstract of 750 words ready for blind review via the submission form on the workshop homepage. Deadline for submissions is 15 December 2017, and decisions will be communicated within two weeks. It is expected that draft versions of the papers are shared two weeks before the workshop.
Workshop Homepage: http://www.workshop-poverty-philosophy.org/
Ethics and the Endangerment of Children's Bodies (Palgrave Macmillan 2017)
by Gunter Graf & Gottfried Schweiger
This book addresses the endangerment of children’s bodies in affluent societies. Bodily integrity is an important part of a child’s physical and mental well-being, but it can also be violated through various threats during childhood; not only affecting physical health but also causing mental damage and leading to distortions in the development of the self. The authors give an account of three areas, which present different serious dangers: (1) body and eating, (2) body and sexuality, and (3) body and violence. Through an in-depth examination of the available theoretical and empirical knowledge, as well as a thorough ethical analysis, the central injustices in the mentioned areas are identified and the agents with responsibilities towards children displayed. The authors conclude by providing invaluable insight into the necessity of an ethical basis for policies to safeguard children and their bodies.
Ethical Issues in Poverty Alleviation (Springer 2016)
edited by Helmut P Gaisbauer, Gottfried Schweiger & Clemens Sedmak
This book explores the philosophical, and in particular ethical, issues concerning the conceptualization, design and implementation of poverty alleviation measures from the local to the global level. It connects these topics with the ongoing debates on social and global justice, and asks what an ethical or normative philosophical perspective can add to the economic, political, and other social science approaches that dominate the main debates on poverty alleviation. Divided into four sections, the volume examines four areas of concern: the relation between human rights and poverty alleviation, the connection between development and poverty alleviation, poverty within affluent countries, and obligations of individuals in regard to global poverty.
"An impressive collection of essays by an international group of scholars on one of the most fundamental issues of our age. The authors consider crucial aspects of poverty alleviation: the role of human rights; the connection between development aid and the alleviation of poverty; how to think about poverty within affluent countries (particularly in Europe); and individual versus collective obligations to act to reduce poverty."
Department of Philosophy
"This collection of essays is most welcome addition to the burgeoning treatments of poverty and inequality. What is most novel about this volume is its sustained and informed attention to the explicitly ethical aspects of poverty and poverty alleviation. What are the ethical merits and demerits of income poverty, multidimensional-capability poverty, and poverty as nonrecognition? How important is poverty alleviation in comparison to environmental protection and cultural preservation? Who or what should be agents responsible for reducing poverty? The editors concede that their volume is not the last word on these matters. But, these essays, eschewing value neutrality and a retreat into technical mastery, challenge us to find fresh and reasonable answers to these urgent questions."
David A. Crocker
School of Public Policy
University of Maryland
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg welcomes applications for its new Visiting Program.
The CEPR is dedicated to the research of poverty and social exclusion, in particluar in relation to questions of ethics and philosophy. It has currently members with backgrounds in social geography, political science, theology, history, literature studies, and philosophy.
The Visiting Program is open to researchers at all career stages, who have an interest in poverty research (broadly construed), and in particular in the ethical and philosophical challenges related to poverty. It is expected that the Visiting Fellow pursues a well-defined research project during her stay, presents her work once in the weekly research seminar and also participates in other activities of the CEPR. Priority will be given to applicants whose project connects well to one of the three ongoing research areas of the CEPR: Normative Ethics and Catholic Social Tradition, Fundamental Poverty, and Culture and Precarious Life Worlds.
The CEPR can offer office space, a PC, access to the University library, and accommodation nearby (single room). No salary or stipend can be offered and the Visiting Fellow is responsible for her own insurance during the stay. Research stays are possible between two and six months.
If you are interested, please send your application to the coordinator Gottfried Schweiger at Gottfried.schweiger[a]sbg.ac.at. Your application should include a short CV (max 5 pages), a project description (1500 words) including the duration of the planned stay, and a letter of motivation, outlining why you want to stay at the CEPR and what you expect from your stay. Please send your application in one PDF- file.
Applications are possible on an ongoing basis and will be evaluated as soon as we receive them. Applications for stays in 2018 should reach us before 1 October 2017.
Questions regarding the Visiting Program should be addressed to Gottfried Schweiger at gottfried.schweiger[a]sbg.ac.at.
On 20th of June 2017, Professor Lisa Herzog (Bavarian School of Public Policy) will give a public lecture on “International Financial Domination". The lecture is organized by the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) together with the AG Social Geography. It will take place in HS 422 at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Hellbrunner Straße 34, 5020 Salzburg.
The lecture will be given in German and is followed by a discussion.
Please register at email@example.com
This paper suggests a way of conceptualization the global financial system by developing the notion of “international financial domination.” Drawing on notions of structural justice and republican freedom, it suggests that the structures of global finance can distort the position of countries in various ways, thereby also impacting on the interactions between them. Two interactional mechanisms – sovereign debt and capital flows – and two structural mechanisms – reserve currencies and representation in international financial institutions – are discussed; the latter have not received much attention in the philosophical debate so far. The structures of the global financial system, and in particular the role of the US dollar and the Euro as reserve currencies and the role of the FED as “dealer of last resort” (Mehrling 2011) show that it is wrong to conceptualize global justice as justice between relatively independent states, as Rawls (1999) had done.
About the speaker:
Lisa Herzog works at the intersection of political philosophy and economics. She focuses on the history of political and economic ideas, normative questions around markets (especially financial markets) and ethics in organizations.
Herzog studied philosophy, economics, political science and modern history at the universities of Munich (LMU) and Oxford. Between 2008 and 2011 she wrote her doctoral thesis entitled “Inventing the Market. Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory” as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Since then she has worked at the universities of Munich (TUM), St. Gallen, Leuven, Frankfurt and Stanford. In summer 2016 she took up the position of professor of political philosophy and theory at TUM’s Bavarian School of Public Policy.
Philosophy and Childhood
13-14 July 2017, University of Salzburg, Austria
S. Matthew Liao (New York)
Amy Mullin (Toronto)
Adam Swift (Warwick)
The program includes 32 talks in two parallel sessions and three keynote talks over the course of two days. A detailed program including a book of abstracts can be found on the conference homepage.
The registration fee is 30€ and covers the conference folder, coffee breaks, and two lunch snacks. Students as well as particpiants from countries classified as low-income or lower-middle income economies by the World Bank pay a subsidized fee of 15€.
Guests are welcome but are required to register until 1 July 2017 on the conference homepage. Early registration is appreciated.
This conference is organized jointly by the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg, and the Chair of Philosophy V, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich.
This conference is organized as part of the research project "Social Justice and Child Poverty", funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): P26480: www.child-poverty.org
Organizers: Alex Bagattini (Munich), Monika Betzler (Munich), Mar Cabezas (Salzburg), Gunter Graf (Salzburg), Gottfried Schweiger (Salzburg).
Philosophy and Poverty (Springer Book Series)
edited by Henning Hahn, Gottfried Schweiger & Clemens Sedmak
"Philosophy and Poverty" is a new fully peer-reviwed book series published by Springer. It is edited by Henning Hahn, Gottfried Schweiger and Clemens Sedmak, whose work is supported by an international Advisory Board. It is the first book series to focus exclusively on philosophical research on poverty, which is an area of increasing interest and high social and political importance. The book series is not restricted to issues of ethics and justice which dominate the philosophical research on poverty, but is also open to questions related to the philosophy of science, epistemology or history of philosophy insofar as they relate to poverty. "Philosophy and Poverty" covers projects that combine rigorous philosophical research with practical importance, as well as such projects that aim to clarify concepts, the history of ideas, methodological issues or questions of measurement.
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