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Political Philosophy and the Future of Capitalism

Call for Papers

Theme: Political Philosophy and the Future of Capitalism
Type: International Workshop
Institution: Waseda Institute of Political Economy (WINPEC) and
Waseda Political Thought Seminar, Waseda University
Location: Tokyo (Japan)
Date: 15.–17.6.2019
Deadline: 15.3.2019

A workshop on the theme Political Philosophy and the Future of
Capitalism will be held at Waseda University, in Tokyo, from June 15 to 17, 2019.

Confirmed speakers:
Chiara Cordelli (University of Chicago)
Martin O’Neill (University of York)
Lucas Stanczyk (Harvard University)

Questions about capitalism and its many discontents have acquired a
new urgency in recent years. Economic inequalities have reached
levels that seemed unthinkable a generation ago, contributing to
political instability across the globe, and injecting new life into
old questions about the viability and justifiability of capitalism.
Globalization has transformed conditions of production and made work
more precarious, rekindling old doubts about capitalism’s ability to
provide minimally fulfilling forms of employment. And dazzling
advances in automation have lent new relevance to old questions about
mechanisation, prompting concerns about the place and nature of work
in future capitalist societies.

In light of such developments, there is a pressing need for work in
normative political theory that engages closely with the major
economic issues of our time—investigating, for instance, whether a
just capitalist society (or international order) is at all possible;
whether alternative economic arrangements might prove preferable;
and, more broadly, what place these questions should occupy in our
normative theorizing. The workshop aims to bring together researchers
whose work focuses on these and related topics at the intersection of
political philosophy and economics.  

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief abstract
of your projected presentation (250 words or fewer) to by March 15, 2019.

Organized by Shin Osawa (University of Kitakyushu) and Louis-Philippe
Hodgson (York University) in collaboration with the Waseda Institute
of Political Economy (WINPEC) and the Waseda Political Thought


Shin Osawa
University of Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu, Japan