posted by user: josegomesandre || 3601 views || tracked by 6 users: [display]

CPD 2013 : CHALLENGES TO PARTICIPATION IN DEMOCRACY

FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle

 
When May 16, 2013 - May 17, 2013
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline Dec 31, 2012
Notification Due Jan 31, 2013
Final Version Due Apr 8, 2013
Categories    political philosophy   philosophy of law   political theory   history of western philosophy
 

Call For Papers

Recent political events have brought the problem of political participation to a new light by promoting active participation in ‘occupy movements’ that do not require (and even tend to escape from) traditional political institutions. What was once regarded in Western democracies as a general attitude of passive acquiescence coexisting with an occasional slothful dissent has turned into a cry out for active participation in actual decision-making processes.

The purpose of this conference will be to search for different forms of participation in different conceptions of democracy (including deliberative democracy, but also radical democracy, liberal democracy, etc.) and to assess the role of democracy as a viable political model in face of contemporary challenges such as globalization, the rise of nationalism, the unchecked growth of economic powers, the increasing influence of organized lobbying, or the dominance of party machines over political action. Our intention is to develop a notion of political participation that might turn viable an effort to allow all members of society to make significant contributions to the decision-making process.

We invite philosophers, political theorists, lawyers, historians and other theoretically-minded scholars and practitioners to submit abstracts pertaining to this problem, especially those concerned with exploring a new notion of political participation that broadens the traditional idea of representation by creating new opportunities for the common citizen to discuss and influence political actions that fall beyond the usual mediation instruments (such as political parties). Our interests include:

- The idea of participation in the history of political theory;
- Representation in contemporary democracies;
- Normative foundations for political participation;
- The meaning of participative citizenship in a globalized world;
- Participation in moral philosophy;
- Contemporary legal frameworks for participation.

Proposals that fall beyond these main interests are also welcome, just as long as they relate to the main theme.

Proposals should include an abstract of up to 1,000 words (maximum), name and institutional affiliation, as well as a short biographical note. They must be prepared for 30 minute presentations, and with the intention of including a draft paper to be delivered at the conference. Final versions are to be published still in 2013. Working language of the Conference is English. Please send your proposals to José Gomes André (josegomesandre@gmail.com) or Andre Santos Campos (andredoscamposssantos@gmail.com), by 31 December 2012.

Fees: 30€ (includes conference materials and Lunch for two days)

Please note that the organization of the conference does not provide support for travelling and accommodation.

Organizing Committee: Andre Santos Campos (IFL, New University of Lisbon) and José Gomes André (Centre of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon).

Venue: University of Lisbon, Faculty of Letters, 16th-17th May 2013

Timeline:

Deadline for abstract submissions: 31 December 2012

Notification of selected papers: 31 January 2013

Papers due: 8 April 2013

Workshop date: 16/17 May 2013

Related Resources

CloudAM 2022   11th International Workshop on Cloud and Edge Computing, and Applications Management Managing challenges from the Cloud to the Edge
ACCS 2023   The 13th Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS2023)
ENASE 2023   18th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering
C4P: Thinking through ruination 2023   Thinking through ruination: theoretical and empirical approaches to the ruins of the Anthropocene
SCSN 2023   The 11th IEEE International Workshop on Semantic Computing for Social Networks and Organization Sciences: from user information to social knowledge
ISPD 2023   International Symposium on Physical Design 2023
P2PTM 2022   12th International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Networks and Trust Management
NCMM 2023   NOVA Contemporary Music Meeting 2023 - Listen to today's music
13th Oxford Dysfluency Conference 2023   13th Oxford Dysfluency Conference: Back to the Future
PLACES 2023   14th Workshop on Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency- and Communication-cEntric Software