CfP: MANCEPT-Workshop „Property of Land and Natural Resources: Justification and Contestation“

Bis zum 1. Juni bitten die OrganisatorInnen des MANCEPT-Workshops „Property of Land and Natural Resources: Justification and Contestation“ um Abstracts von bis zu 300 Wörtern. Die Details zum Call for Papers erfahrt Ihr nach dem Klick. MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory – Tenth Annual Conference
Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), University of Manchester
September 4th-6th 2013
http://manceptworkshops2013.wordpress.com

Workshop: Property of Land and Natural Resources: Justification and Contestation
Convenors: Kerstin Budde and Alejandra Mancilla

This workshop aims both to investigate the idea of property broadly understood, and to examine more specifically the moral justification of states and other collectives/individuals to own (and therefore, control and use) the land and natural resources within a given territory.

Contributions are welcome from the fields of political theory/philosophy, normative and applied ethics and history of philosophy.
Possible topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:
-The various possible justifications of private/public property
-The role that private/public property plays or played in justifying the state, war, globalization and colonization
-Alternatives to private/public property
-Justifying the state’s territorial rights over land and natural resources
-Functionalist approaches to the right to control and use land and natural resources
-”Attachment” approaches to the right to control and use land and natural resources
-Is the right of the state to control land and natural resources derived from the right of jurisdiction?
-Animal territories, human territories

A workshop of four sessions (of three papers each) is planned. If you would like to present a fully developed paper or work-in-progress at this workshop, please send your abstract (300 words max) to both convenors: Kerstin Budde (kerstin.budde@tu-dresden.de) and Alejandra Mancilla (alejandra.mancilla@ifikk.uio.no) by June 1st 2013. Authors of the accepted abstracts will be required to send a full length version of their papers to the other speakers a month before the workshop.

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