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January 8, 2010

CFP: Human Rights/Social Rights: The Twentieth-Century Predicament

Berlin and Potsdam, December 2-4, 2010.

"The conference aims to explore the multiple uses of the concept of rights in the context of the internationalization of the social, and throughout such key moments of social rights institutionalization as, for example, the ILO Declaration of Philadelphia in 1944 or the adoption of the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 1966. In particular, it focuses on social rights as an important case of interaction between histories of socialism, the demise of colonial empires and the rise of international organizations. It seeks to historicize the engagement with notions of rights by empires, states, transnational and local actors in an era of ideological divisions and emerging forms of state interventionism. The aim of the conference is to interrogate how social rights, as a concept and a political currency, were historically distinguished, used, internationalized and challenged within (and outside of) the human rights discourse. ... Possible topics include: Economic and social rights; Women's rights; Children's rights; Minority rights and group rights; Consumer rights; Labor/organizations; Education; Disability; Social entitlements and social provisioning; Standard of living; Race; Development; Social justice."
Submission deadline for abstracts: February 15, 2010.

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