Justice & Work
|Starts:||09:00 15 Jun 2015|
|Ends:||17:00 15 Jun 2015|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, University staff|
Conference organised by the Cooperation & Equality Project.
Theme: At the heart of social, economic and political life is work. Work is required to produce vital goods, without which no society can thrive, as well as other goods. But working roles, paid or unpaid, are also linked to individual self-respect, identity and well-being. Work roles can also be burdensome, risky and undesirable. As such, it is a matter of great normative importance how societies organise work. Political thinkers have long asked themselves a number of important questions about whether work should be understood as a burden, what counts as fair pay and how access to different work opportunities should be determined, either through a meritocratic competition, equality of opportunity or conscription. This one-day conference provides a venue for discussion of these and other issues relating to social justice and work by presentation of four research papers and discussion.
Sam Arnold – "Non-domination in economic life: why republicans should be socialists"
Tom Parr – “Betting against the Job Market”
Julie Rose - “A Liberal Egalitarian Defense of Work-Family Balance Policies.”
Liam Shields – “Just Hiring: Excellence or Competency?”
Attendance: It is free to register for this event, but spaces are very limited. If you would like to attend please register your interest with event organiser by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with “Justice and Work” in the subject line. You should also mention any dietary requirements.
Travel and Contact Information
Arthur Lewis Building