Workshop on "Global Environmental Justice"
The Research Group on Changing Norms of Global Governance and the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS) at the Universität Bremen are jointly organizing a workshop on "Global Environmental Justice" in April 2013 and are now calling for papers.
The kind of questions the organizers are interested in include (but are not limited to) questions such as:
- What are the practically relevant differences und conflicts between different concepts of global environmental justice discussed in the literature? Would different theories of justice lead us to fundamentally different assessments of real-world institutions? Or are the differences mainly a matter of degree?
- How can we recognize and ‘measure’ global environmental (in)justice?
- How and why do different kinds of international or transnational environmental regimes differ in their distributive consequences at different scales? And what does that mean for global environmental justice?
- How is global environmental justice conceptually and empirically related to the broader field of global justice? And where and how are global environmental justice concerns in conflict with other values such as ecosystem preservation, the conservation of biodiversity, self-determination, institutional effectiveness, or (legitimate) self-interest?
Papers are welcome from different disciplinary backgrounds, including political philosophy, political science, geography, sociology and law. The substantive focus may be on climate change, but given the fast-growing literature on this particular topic we would also greatly welcome papers that address other environmental issues.
Abstracts of proposed papers should be up to 500 words; they can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.