Paris, March 7th- 8th, 2019

School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS)
CESPRA (Centre d’Etudes Sociologiques et Politiques Raymond Aron) 

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The present conference wishes to expand the understanding of the controversial concept of compromise in its cultural, and transnational dimension, in order to test the relevance of a cultural or global approach to compromise. To do so, it will bring together the contributions of European, American and Asian Philosophers.

The main questions addressed by the conference are: what are the normative assumptions and solutions proposed to develop morally right or wrong compromise typologies? Can we develop an ethics of compromise that is universal or to what extent compromise vary depending on the socio-cultural history of a country? How is culture relevant in shaping types and norms of compromise?

Contributions will need to fit in three topics (Norms of Compromise ; Cultures of Compromise: Asian & Multicultural Approaches ; Global Governance and Compromise). Abstracts (title, summary of 500 words, indication of the area and sub-area in which the proposal fits) are expected no later than November 15, 2018. They have to be addressed at the following address: globalethicsofcompromise@gmail.com

Full papers should be sent on February 5, 2019 at the latest.

The official language of communication is English. Each communication will last 20 minutes. Lunch will be taken charge of, but participants are encouraged to ask their home institutions for the reimbursement of accommodation and transport costs.

Scientific committee:

  • Luc Foisneau (EHESS, CESPRA, France)
  • Emmanuel Picavet (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Nosophi, France)
  • Samia Ferhat (Paris-Nanterre, France)
  • Julie Saada (Sciences Po Paris, France)
  • Anne Bazin (Sciences Po Lille, France)
  • Christian Thuderoz (Insa, Lyon University, France)
  • Michel Dalissier (University of Kanazawa, Japan)

Organizer: Ms. Laure Gillot-Assayag (PhD student in Political Science, EHESS,  CESPRA)

This conference is supported by PSL-Etudes Globales, CESPRA, Collège International de Philosophie.