Dates: 9 and 10 May 2019
Venue: Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg
Organizers: Johannes Drerup (Koblenz-Landau) and Gottfried Schweiger (Salzburg)
Submissions: 750 words before 1 December 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop website: www.povertyresearch.org/children-on-the-move
The so-called “refugee crisis” made migration the No. 1 political topic in many countries across the globe. This is mirrored by an unprecedented height in scholarly attention, also in philosophy (to name a few of the latest: Miller 2016; Parekh 2017; Fine and Ypi 2016; Sager 2016; Mendoza 2017; Duarte et al. 2018). Surprisingly children are largely absent in the philosophical debate – a few exceptions exist (for example Lister 2018) – and also the brand new “Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children” (Gheaus, Calder, and De Wispelaere 2018) includes no chapter on migration. Although it could be argued that some arguments and thoughts in the philosophical literature concerned with migration in general are also applicable to children, this is a significant gap in the current research because of the particular nature and (political, moral, social, legal) status of children. This lacuna in philosophy is surprising for at least three reasons: Firstly, outside of philosophy the situation of child migration receives significant attention (for example: Sedmak, Sauer, and Gornik 2018; Sonnert and Holton 2010; Ensor and Goździak 2016; Hunner-Kreisel and Bohne 2016; Kanics et al. 2010). Secondly, children receive as much attention as never before in philosophy, in particular in political philosophy (Bagattini and Macleod 2014; Gheaus, Calder, and De Wispelaere 2018). Thirdly, the moral and political status of migrating children appears to be of obvious interest both to many areas of philosophy – since it involves among others question of justice, rights and citizenship – and to the wider public (cf. the debate about the treatment of children at the borders of the states of the European Union or between the United States and Mexico)
This workshop aims to investigate a few of the most pressing philosophical questions surrounding child migration, in relation and contrast to adult migration. Six directions of inquiry can be distinguished here: (a) Different types of child migration pose different questions. Children migrate voluntary and involuntary, are forced to flee their countries, and they are often victims of trafficking. Besides conceptual questions these different forms of migration also come with different challenges, risks and harms for the children. They demand differentiated solutions to protect children’s rights and needs. (b) Children migrate alone, and in company together with other family members. The dependency of (young) children on their care-givers and guardians and the particular value of and right to family unity are another area of interest. For example, what particular rights should unaccompanied and separated minors have? How should they be treated in the context of border controls? (c) Children are different to adults in some important aspects, although the normative relevance of these differences is in debate. Talking about child migration is not possible without reflecting on the child as a particular agent. In what respect are then theories and claims about adult migration applicable to children? What makes child migration special and does this justify special treatment? Are children always, as the UNICEF claims, the most vulnerable group? (d) Child migration is an issue on the state and the global level (and also on the regional and local level). What particular obligations do individual states have towards migrating children – for example in regard to integration, citizenship or access to education and health care? Or should we better think about child migration as a problem of global justice, which demands coordinated actions of several states? (e) Child migration is not an isolated phenomenon but closely connected to a vast range of injustices: war, poverty, exploitation, desertification, expulsion. It is also important to note that many children are not able to migrate (alone) and that they are stuck in their deprivation. And many children are left behind, most often with another family member or friends. (f) Child migration, and the issues named so far, can be tackled from various normative perspectives. It can be positioned in a moral, political or legal framework, all of which can mobilize certain normative tools. To what extent are the existing political and legal tools adequate, for example the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Geneva Convention and the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees?
• Mladjo Ivanovic, Grand Valley State University
• Jonathan Josefsson, Linköping University
• Anna Malavisi, Western Connecticut State University
• Christine Straehle, University of Ottawa
• John Wall, Rutgers University Camden
Call for Papers
If you are interested in participating please submit an extended abstract of 750 words to email@example.com. Deadline for submissions is 1 December 2018. It is expected that draft versions of the papers are shared two weeks before the workshop. A publication of the workshop papers is envisaged.
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg is happy to announce the call for papers for its 2019 Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty. The workshop will be held at the University of Salzburg on 27 & 28 June 2019 and focus on the topic of “Gender and Poverty”. You can find more information on the website of the workshop: https://www.workshop-poverty-philosophy.org/
The invited speaker for this workshop is Serene J. Khader (Brooklyn College & CUNY Graduate Center).
We invite scholars at all career stages to submit papers related to the workshop topic of "Gender and Poverty". Possible topics for papers are, among others, the "feminization" of (global) poverty; gender roles, norms and practices and how they relate to poverty; the intersection of disadvantages based, among others, on race, gender, sex, health, age, and disability; the nexus of education, gender and poverty; the relation of (sexual) violence and poverty; patriarchy and poverty; sexuality, procreation and poverty; anti-poverty policies and gender; the blaming and shaming of poor mothers as "bad" mothers; the "black box" of the household in poverty concepts and research; gender-sensitive poverty research and measurement; gender and the socio-spatiality of poverty (e.g. rural, urban).
The workshop will run over two days and each speaker will be given a slot of 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 papers in the oral presentation.
Selected papers will be published a volume on the workshop topic in the Springer Book Series Philosophy and Poverty.
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 website of the workshop. Deadline for submissions is 15 December 2018, and decisions will be communicated within four weeks. It is expected that draft versions of the papers are shared two weeks before the workshop. If you have any quetsions please contact Gottfried Schweiger at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am organizing a small workshop on recognition and poverty. The workshop will be held at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg on 15 and 16 November 2018. Draft papers will be shared among all registered participants two weeks in advance.
Guests are welcomed but need to register via e-mail until 1 November 2018 at gottfried.schweiger[a]sbg.ac.at
Address: Mönchsberg 2a, 5020 Salzburg
15 November 2018
10.00 Misrecognition and Divided Agency: Does Micro-Finance Empower Women?
By David Ingram (Loyola University Chicago)
11.30 Recognition, respect and political agency: the case for a deliberative approach to poverty alleviation policies
By Pedro Lippmann (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Université de Rennes I.) and Katarina Fragoso (Université Catholique de Louvain)
13.30 Universal Basic Income: A recognition-based politics against poverty
By Gustavo Cunha (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis)
15.00 The Recognition of Social Suffering: Duties to ‘Unblock’ Barriers to Emancipation in Global Poverty
By Monica Mookherjee (Keele University)
16.30 Recognition, Poverty and the Criminal Law
By Javier Cigüela Sola (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
17.45 End of Day 1
16 November 2018
09.30 Beyond Redistribution:Recognition Theory and Global Justice
By Renante Pilapil (Ateneo de Davao University)
11.00 The White Working Class, Poverty, and Recognition
By Dylan Rohr (University of California, Riverside)
13.00 Fichte’s Concept of Recognition and Poverty as Material Deprivation
By Esther Lea Neuhann (University of Frankfurt)
14.30 The dialectic of poverty and recognition in Hegel’s Philosophy of Right
By Bernardo Ferro (New University of Lisbon)
15.45 End of Day 2
I am a social and political philosopher.