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10th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Golobal Citizenship (July 2011: Oxford, UK)
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Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
10th Global Conference
Friday 8th July 2011 – Sunday 10th July 2011
Call for Papers
The 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. ‘Global citizenship’ is understood as an awareness of individual’s relative responsibilities in the global context.
Within this framework the 10th Global Conference on Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship will explicitly explore responses to seeking justice and adequate representation through citizenship to economic, ecological and environmental impacts. In previous conferences the subject of environmental justice and global citizenship had Science, (including physical and social science, traditional ecological and medicinal knowledge and western science) and legislative aspects has central focus for achieving sustainability in terms of explaining impacts upon the environment and identifying ways in which we can mitigate environmental damage enabling us to live more sustainably. These included both the application and adaptation of new technologies as well as giving greater attention to non-western knowledge and practices. While many contributors explored the interconnectedness of people and the environment, nature and natural resource use there is a need to focus on how processes and planning are joined together in responding to the challenges of modern day societies. Environmental justice and sustainability can best be achieved through adopting participatory approaches. There is increasing acknowledgement that inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives and approaches are essential. Contributions are called for that explores these themes. In particular papers are sought which investigate and question the inter-relationships between several human and non-human interactions over time and the way decisions are made in an environmental – developmental context; and which explores the inherent challenges such interconnectedness involves.
Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on any of the following indicative themes:
* Responses through Science and Technology
The Steering Group welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 14th January 2011. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 27th May 2011.
300 word abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to all Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.
E-mails should be entitled: EJGC10 Abstract Submission.
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). 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.
S. Ram Vemuri
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
The conference is part of the Critical Issues series of research projects run by Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.
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