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Fifth ALCADECA Conference – “Ethics, Agency and Human Development”

Fifth Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Association for Human Development and the Capabilities Approach (ALCADECA)

“Ethics, Agency and Human Development”

Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUCP), Lima, Perú

May 14-16 2014

Deadline for proposal submission:  February 24, 2014 (NEW DATE!)

Organizers:  Inter-disciplinary Group for Human Development as Expanding Freedoms (GRIDHAL- PUCP)

The organizers of the Fifth Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Association for Human Development and the Capabilities Approach (ALCADECA) are pleased to invite academics, researchers, policymakers and practitioners working in different arenas (universities, research centers, NGOs, public sector, international cooperation, civil society, private sector, etc) to submit papers to be presented at our conference, which will be held on May 14-16 2014 at PUCP campus in Lima, Peru. This academic event was preceded by conferences held in Mexico (2006), Montevideo (2008), Brazil (2010) and Argentina (2012).

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V Conferencia de la Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe para el Desarrollo Humano y el Enfoque de las Capacidades (ALCADECA)

“Ética, Agencia y Desarrollo Humano”

Lima, 14 al 16 de mayo 2014

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

24 de febrero 2014  - Envío de sumillas (ponencias)

Organiza: Grupo Interdisciplinario de Desarrollo Humano como Ampliación de Libertades (GRIDHAL- PUCP)

Los organizadores de la V Conferencia de la Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe para el Desarrollo Humano y el Enfoque de las Capacidades (ALCADECA) se complacen en invitar a académicos, investigadores, estudiantes y profesionales que trabajan en diversas áreas (sector público, organizaciones de la sociedad civil, etc) a enviar propuestas de ponencias para ser presentadas en nuestra conferencia, la cual se realizará los días 14, 15 y 16 de mayo 2014 en la sede de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) ubicada en la ciudad de Lima. Este encuentro académico ha sido precedido por conferencias realizadas en México (2006), Montevideo (2008), Brasil (2010) y Argentina (2012).

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Indian Social Policy Association inaugural workshop, NEW DATES: 24- 25th March 2014

TRAINING WORKSHOP: Comparative and International Social Policy Theories & Methods. LESSONS FOR RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN INDIA


Overview of the Workshop:

This training workshop will bring together academics, practitioners and government officials who are working on emerging social policy issues in India and the United Kingdom. Its primary aim is to provide participants with an answer to the question ‘What is Social Policy?’ by providing an overview of its key theoretical and methodological approaches. In particular, the workshop aims to discuss the relevance and applicability of social policy research across the Social Science disciplines to lower middle income economies – specifically India. It will do so by considering linkages between specific poverty reduction and welfare programmes and outcomes, such as human well-being, equality, capabilities, freedom and growth, in comparative and international perspective. The training workshop will form the inaugural event of the newly constituted Indian Social Policy Association, which aims to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching and research between India and the United Kingdom as well as exchanges between the academe, policy and practice within and across both of these countries.

The training workshop will provide:
1. An overview of Social Policy as an academic discipline in the United Kingdom starting from its intellectual origins in public administration, the impact of the New Right shift of the 1980s to the more recent focus on research impact and the internationalisation of its research agenda, funding bodies and academic networks;
2. An introduction to key social policy theories starting from discussions about social rights/citizenship, inequalities, poverty/social exclusion and the development of distinct historical welfare regimes across the globe to more recent discussions of new social risks and the recalibration of longstanding welfare settlements in the context of globalisation and knowledge based economies;
3. An introduction to methodological approaches in social policy, poverty reduction and welfare research from longstanding debates about the merits of qualitative and quantitative modes of inquiry to more recent contributions emphasising triangulation and systematic mixed methods approaches;
4. A discussion of the ability to apply all of the above of in lower middle-income context specifically India.

The number of participants is restricted to 50 – please secure your place early to avoid disappointment.

For more details on confirmed speakers, participant fees etc. please see:

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