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26.10.2019 13:15 Alter: 46 days

Citizenship in a Globalized World


Call for Applications

Theme: Citizenship in a Globalized World
Type: International Workshop
Institution: Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies (STIAS)
  Department of Philosophy, University of Fort Hare
Location: Stellenbosch (South Africa)
Date: 2.–4.4.2020
Deadline: 30.10.2019



The workshop will take place on the 2nd - 4th April 2020 in
Stellenbosch at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies
(STIAS). The workshop will include a one day workshop on Christine
Hobden's draft book manuscript and one day mini-conference with
presentations from international and local participants on related
themes.

The workshop is hosted by Dr Christine Hobden.

PhD and Masters researchers in Political Philosophy and Political
Theory interested in themes of citizenship, collective
responsibility, and global & international justice are invited to
apply for a funded opportunity to participate. Selected
participant(s) will be expected to read the draft manuscript and
participate fully in the workshop discussions. Maximum two places
available.

Confirmed participants include:
Andrew Mason, Ashwini Vasanthkumar, Amy Hondo, Rutger Birnie,
Stephanie Collins, Samantha Vice, John Sanni, Laurence Piper, and
Uchenna Okeja.

Book Abstract:
Citizenship in a Globalized World


This book presents a globally-oriented, state-based conception of
citizenship. This conception responds to both the increasing
polarization between nationalists and those who view themselves as
citizens of the world, and the expanding responsibility gap between
states that perpetuate global injustices and the citizens in whose
name they act. The book argues that citizens of liberal democracies
can be held collectively morally responsible for the unjust acts of
their state in the international realm. As such, while citizenship is
state-based, citizens have duties of global justice that are grounded
in virtue of their citizenship of a particular state. As a result of
this responsibility, the collective can be blamed, punished (within
limits), expected to apologize, and held liable for remedial duties.
Individual citizens can be expected to ‘do their bit’ in fulfilling
these collective remedial duties, as well as the collective duty of
holding their state accountable. The book explores how this
conception of citizenship approaches the conditions of contemporary
societies: citizens of vastly differing wealth and education; states
that often act beyond the realm of their mandate; semi-democratic
regimes; and the rise of non-citizen residents. It advocates for an
active citizenry, with obligations to make use of a wide-range of
democratic channels in the pursuit of justice, including social media
and consumer activism.

Application deadline:
Wednesday 30th October 2019


More details and application available here:
https://forms.gle/VcCCAwi3964R6qgn9


Contact:

Dr Christine Hobden
Department of Philosophy
University of Fort Hare
East London, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)43 704 7315
Email: chobden@ufh.ac.za