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CFP: 9th Global Conference: Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship
full name / name of organization:
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
9th Global Conference
Friday 14th March – Sunday 16th March 2014
Call for Presentations:
“Pluralism” allows for the diffusion of power rather than the concentration; in this sense, there is a continuous interaction between power and pluralism. Pluralism means diversity, and the more diverse voices there are, the less concentrated power is.
Within this context existing economic, political, social and cultural constructs have resulted in paradigms with variants of power. This has been made possible by and is intertwined with institutional consolidation. Business firms, households, public agencies, government departments/agencies and non-governmental institutions have all reacted to these consolidations by creating, promoting and securing, values and knowledge that have greatly impacted on how to determine a rational understanding of power distributions.
Pluralism as the contextual framework for rational thinking has allowed for and created the vision that there are pluralities of diverse facts and passage of time amongst other things, for the consolidation of these processes that permeates throughout the diaspora. This vision, though, can sometimes easily allow for, instances of pure speculations. Facts are actually strongly influenced by contexts, as context brings real knowledge to existing objective data.
The Pluralism Project, thus far, has embodied the ontology of knowledge creation from all groupings acknowledging that there is subjectivity in creating objectivity. The focus of the project has been to create a platform for an international, interdisciplinary exchange of ideas to explore awareness of the responses to such paradigmatic and institutional policies and processes in advancing counter positions that translate into pluralism.
The project has moved its focus to the realities of paradigm consolidation in general and the imbalances of power in reality.
The 9th Global Conference on Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship will build on the previous conferences. ‘Rhetoric to Reality of Power’ summarises the way the project has developed over previous years and they have acknowledged that facts are almost always contested and contexts are value loaded.
Keeping with these observations, this years event will mainly focus on finding new and hitherto established ways for:
-Determining the rules of power balance, practices of empowerment and disempowerment in context
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Joint Organising Chairs:
Ram Vemuri & Rob Fisher: firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference is part of the ‘Diversity and Recognition’ research projects, which in turn belong to the ‘At the Interface’ programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging.
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Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.