[Blueboard] Call for papers for 2016 ACAS Intl Conference, Theme: Social Justice, Diversity and Development

Ateneo Center for Asian Studies [LS] acas.soss at ateneo.edu
Wed Feb 7 14:30:38 +08 2018

Ninth International Conference of the Ateneo Center for Asian Studies

*Theme:** Social Justice, Diversity and Development*

 24 August 2018   •   Ateneo de Manila University

 *Background. *In recent decades Asia has seen the rise of new identities
based on shared aspirations and experiences of oppression.  Among these are
indigenous peoples, immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities and
groups founded on sexuality and gender-based identities.   The social
movements they have spawned have expanded the debate on social justice to
include non-materialist injustices.  In the same breath, the conversation
on interventions has broadened to embrace not only redistribution but also
recognition and representation.

Reflecting Ateneo de Manila University’s commitment to social justice, the
Ninth International Conference of the Ateneo Center for Asian Studies takes
the theme “Social Justice, Diversity and Development.”   The theme emerges
from contemporary events and issues that necessitate a nuanced
understanding and appreciation of social justice, encompassing varied, even
competing, notions  of distributive justice, identity, human rights, social
welfare and political ideology.

 *Call for papers.  *The conference invites scholars and practitioners to
present papers  that expound on the interconnections between social
Justice, identity and diversity in the context of  development and social
change in Asia.  Papers may explore the following questions:

·       Is human rights a Western concept?

·       How is social injustice manifested in contemporary Asian societies,
eg graft and corruption, patrimonialism, poverty, gender inequality?

·       How do mechanisms of regional institutions such as ASEAN facilitate
or obstruct social justice?

·       What is the role of the state in promoting social justice, for
instance, through education, rule of law, human rights, access to social

·       How does civil society engage state and non-state actors eg
business, religions, media, in promoting social justice?

Papers on related topics not mentioned in the  list are welcome, but are
subject to approval. Proposals for Individual papers and panels may be
submitted. Please send abstracts to acas at admu.edu.ph by *Monday, 4 June

*Dates to remember*

4  June 2018

Abstract due

18 June 2018

Announcement of accepted papers

30 June 2018

Early bird registration (50% discount on conference fee

16 July 2018

Full version of papers due

24 August 2018

9th ACAS Conference

*Please refer to the attachment for the full text of the call for papers,
including the guidelines for submissions. *

Please address all inquiries to:

*ACAS Conference Secretariat *

*Email/Facebook/Twitter:  acas.soss at ateneo.edu <acas.soss at ateneo.edu> *

*URL: http://www.ateneo.edu/ls/soss/acas
<http://www.ateneo.edu/ls/soss/acas>    *

*Tel.: 4266001 Loc. 5285 or 5286*


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