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  1. HDCA Conference – Antwerp, Belgium: POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2022

    Given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination campaign worldwide, it appears increasingly unlikely that we would be able to hold a conference in 2021 in which participants from many continents could gather in person at the University of Antwerp. After consultations within the Conference Program Committee and the HDCA Executive Council, a decision was taken to postpone the Antwerp conference to 19-22 September 2022, when we expect there to be fewer restrictions on travel and in-person gatherings.

    Of the options considered, including an online-only meeting this fall, we felt it would be worth the wait in order to provide a better conference experience for all. We’re aware that this decision may interfere with the preparations you were already making for the September 2021 conference and we apologize for this. If you’ve already sent in a proposal, you are free to withdraw it, or, alternatively, to keep it in the Conftool archive.

    “Capabilities and Transformative Institutions”

    How can we organize for the world of tomorrow? Covid-19 has taught us that we are not ready. We have re-discovered our common vulnerability – not only to a virus, but also to policy mismatch, institutional hiccups and authoritarian backlash. Divided we stood, unable to act in concert, lacking real opportunities for deliberation. How can we improve the structures of living together and face the challenges ahead to build a more just and sustainable world? The HDCA Conference 2022 puts this question center stage.

    Institutions, social arrangements, or the structures which emerge from our social living, have been conceived in different ways in the variety of disciplines that engage with the capability approach. The conference will provide an opportunity to let these various understandings speak to and learn from each other.

  2. Call for Papers: Special Issue, Philosophies: “The Philosophy of Human Rights Obligations and Omissions”

    Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/philosophies/special_issues/Human_Rights_Obligations_Omissions The main topic of this Special Issue is human rights omissions. States as the primary human rights duty bearers are found wanting more often than not, failing to respect, protect and fulfill human rights according to the commitments made. Such omissions are hinged on the existence of obligations; thus, the

  3. OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

    …d public policy, with special reference to India. He is co-author (with Amartya Sen) of Hunger and Public Action (Oxford University Press, 1989) and An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions (Penguin, 2013). http://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/academic/pdf/openaccess/9780198833468.pdfhttps://global.oup.com/academic/product/sense-and-solidarity-9780198833468?cc=us&lang=en&# https://global.oup.com/academic/product/sense-and-solidarity-97801988…

  4. Call for support: Big Jump Challenge – European water solidarity youth campaign

    …ocialinnovationeurope/node/4686. Big Jump Challenge Flyer: http://www.rivernet.org/bigjump/pdf/bj_challenge/BigJump_Flyer_EN.pdf Big Jump River Reconciliation Film: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYTAgi4M0DJx4aLiAhh2ryA [activate English subtitles] Big Jump Challenge Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigJumpChallenge  …

  5. WEBINAR: From Human Development to Sustainable Human Development

    …nd Human Security Analysis (together with Des Gasper). https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030389048 Other publications include: Sustainability and Climate Change in Jay Drydyk and Lori Keleher (eds) Routledge Handbook of Development Ethics (2018). His publications on disasters include Crabtree, A. (2018). Capabilities, Ethics and Disasters. In Disasters: Core Concepts and Ethical Theories (pp. 175-187). In O’Mathúna, D. P., Dranseika, V., & Gord…

  6. Call for Papers: Perspectives and Theories of Social Innovation for Ageing Population

    …t the collection homepage for the full description of the project: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/8000 About this Research Topic: In recent years we may observe increasing interest in the development of social innovation both regarding theory as well as the practice of responding to social problems and challenges. One of the crucial challenges at the beginning of the 21st century is population ageing. Various new and innovative initia…

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