CFP: [International] 8th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher

8th Global Conference
Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

Friday 10th July - Sunday 12th July 2008
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
Environmental Ethics, Sustainability and Education

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore
the role of ecology and environmental thinking in the context of
contemporary society and international affairs, and assess the implications
for our understandings of fairness, justice and global citizenship.
'Environmental justice' is conceived broadly as reflecting not only justice
in the context of human communities but also towards other species,
ecosystems, habitats, landscapes, succeeding generations and the
environment as a whole.

The 8th Global Conference on Ecological Justice and Global Citizenship will
explicitly explore environmental ethics and sustainability. We are looking
for papers which investigate and question the relationships of power and
equity in the environmental context. Among these relationships, our
environmental ethic has a central role, not only in terms of explaining
current attitudes towards the environment, nature and natural resource use,
but also the potential role it may play in shaping the future and enabling
us to live more sustainably. In particular papers are sought which explore
the role of education in shaping a modern environmental ethic, and the
inherent challenges which accompany that role.

Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on any of the
following indicative themes:

    * Environmental ethics
          o New and emerging thinkers and trends of thought on
environmental ethics
          o The role and place of environmental protest in shaping our ethic
          o Indigenous environmental ethics: relations between humans and
          o Property rights and private interests vs. pooling of human and
ecological resources
          o The need for greater multi- and trans-disciplinary collaboration

    * Sustainability
          o Engaging citizens in the processes of achieving increased
          o The role of civil society: communities taking responsibility
for the local environment
          o Corporate Social Responsibility: transparency and accountability
          o Achieving responsible consumption and production
          o The role of NGOs in environmental and sustainability awareness

    * Environmental education
          o Teaching citizenship, identity and ethics
          o Designing the ecological curriculum
          o Integrating the concept of ‘sustainability’ and environmental
awareness and education in the primary, secondary and higher education sectors
          o The integration of distinct disciplines: The role of
behavioural science in environmental education

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 6th February 2009. If your
paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, an 8 page draft paper
should be submitted by Friday 5th June 2009.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to all Organising Chairs; abstracts
may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

author(s), affiliation, email address, title of abstract, body of abstract

We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you
do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not
receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to
look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs:

Erika Techera
Senior Lecturer
Centre for Environmental Law
Macquarie Law School
Macquarie University NSW 2109

S. Ram Vemuri
School of Law and Business
Faculty of Law, Business and Arts
Charles Darwin University
Darwin, NT 0909,

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Leader
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom

Perspectives are sought from

    * people engaged in actor network theory, agriculture and agricultural
economics, the built environment disciplines, conflict resolution and
mediation, critical geography, environmental studies, human development and
ecology, industrial relations and design, law and the legal professions,
philosophy and ethics, political science and international affairs, public
policy and advising, social sciences, sociology of science, theology, urban
studies and western European studies
    * people in the public and private sectors who are involved in planning
and project development, policy-making and implementation, and negotiation
and mediation at national and international levels
    * people in Governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental
organisations, voluntary sector bodies, environmental charities and groups,
business and professional associations

All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be published
in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for
development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed ISBN hard
copy volume. Multiple themed volumes are in print and/or in press from
previous meetings of the project.

The conference is sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net as part of the
'Probing the Boundaries' programme of research projects. It aims to bring
together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and
explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

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