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02.12.2018 14:23 Alter: 8 days

Social Justice


Call for Papers

Theme: Social Justice
Subtitle: A Mirage or Reality in Plural Societies
Type: International Conference
Institution: Department of Politics and Governance, Central
University of Kashmir
Location: Srinagar (India)
Date: 13.–14.6.2019
Deadline: 10.12.2018


Social Justice has remained an essentially contested concept in terms
of philosophy,ethics, legal notion and political conceptualisation.
The contours of social justice stimulated in different dimensions
according to the time and concern. The concerns ofjustice were as old
as civilization and debateable even in contemporary philosophical
understanding. Initially the concept of social justice travelled with
religion and justifiedthe authority for society and individual’s
harmonious relationship. Later the philosophers believed in social
contract, which is grounded in reciprocity; betweenindividuals, as
persons and as a society and state. But the notion of social justice
occurred when the concept of reciprocity was justified only among the
elites. Then thecontemporary philosophers further extended the
concept of social justice to individual rights in order to address
the difficulties aroused due to differences in diversifiedsocieties.
Thus the discourse of social justice, over the years often surrounded
around the arguments in favour of social goals on one side and the
individual liberties on theother. This dichotomy between social goals
or collective responsibility and individual liberty while achieving
social justice in a diversified society intensified the debates.In
the sphere of plural societies, the debates carried from ancient to
modern societies. To understand, the early patrimonial societies have
relative autonomy in the beginning,continued with homogeneity and
finally assimilated not only into modernity and into
industrialisation, but also to postmodern, post-industrialist
societies of heterogeneityand difference. Hence, the convention on
social justice is very much in demand. Since the philosophical
underpinnings are applied to individual actions, nature of laws and
topublic policies; the sanity instilled and remained within
individuals as part of society always realizes the unjust done to
oneself and to others and would suggest either toresist or to reject.

In order to comprehend the mirage or reality of social justice in a
plural society, the following questions need to be addressed: a)
considering the timeand concern of the society how have the critical
questions of inequality been addressed by the philosophical
inquisition of social justice? b) how social justice need to deal
withthe root causes of the inequality? c) in an ever changing
society, how does the philosophy of social justice respond to the
challenges to face newer conditions ofinequality? and d) what other
nuances of society needs to be additionally understood to confront
the inequality issue in the plural societies?The conference focuses
on the questions through the lens of analytical politicalphilosophy
and critically examines the range of debates on social justice like
the valueof equality, role of individual responsibility, moral
justifications and the structuraleffects of inequality. This
international conference will provide a venue for the
students,scholars and academicians from interdisciplinary subjects to
deliberate upon thecontestations overs the issues and challenges in
the plural societies under the framework of social justice.

The conference invites papers related to the following sub-themes

- Phenomenon of social justice
- Ethics and social responsibility
- Gender, equity and social justice
- Identity and diversity
- Social justice movements

Send your abstract of a minimum of 300 words MS word document/PDF
along with a biographic note of 200 words to:
conference.dpg@cukashmir.ac.in

Important Dates:

Last date for submission of abstracts:
10 December 2018

Notification of selected abstracts:
20 December 2018

Last date for submission of full papers:
10 March 2019

Selected papers will be considered for publication.

The organisers would be facilitating the accommodation for the
invited speakers and the selected paper presenters. The travel
allowance depends upon the availability of funding agencies. No
registration fees for attending the conference.


Contact:

Dr. Himabindu M., Conference Convener
Department of Politics and Governance
Central University of Kashmir
Nowgam campus-III
Srinagar-190015
Jammu and Kashmir
India
Email: bindustalin@gmail.com
Web: https://www.cukashmir.ac.in/displaydepartment.aspx?sid=34&did=18&pag=821