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The Challenge of Inequality to Democracy and the Rule of Law: A Joint Event Between the EUI MWP and the IPSP

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  • Fri 19 Oct 2018 13.00 - 15.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-10-19 13:00 2018-10-19 15:00 Europe/Paris The Challenge of Inequality to Democracy and the Rule of Law: A Joint Event Between the EUI MWP and the IPSP

The International Panel for Social Progress brought together nearly 300 researchers from around the world, including a number of current and former EUI Professors and Max Weber Fellows, under the chairmanship of Amartya Sen. They worked for three years to examine the prospects for social progress in the light of todayʼs social sciences. It’s first report, Rethinking Society for the 21st Century, was published by Cambridge University Press in May 2018. It aims at inspiring political decision-makers, citizens and all the actors of the civil society weighing on the evolution of our institutions. Covering all important economic, political and cultural issues (democracy, poverty and inequality, globalization, labor, migration, economic and corporate governance, global and environmental risks, health, conflicts, religions, education, diversity and integration, etc.), the panel examines the long-term evolution of societies and the factors of progress. The main general messages of the report are : 1. Considerable progress has been made over the past centuries and humanity is at its peak, but now faces challenges that compromise its achievements and even its survival. 2. Meeting these challenges and mobilizing our current collective capacities for the benefit of the many requires reforms that will confront certain vested interests but will be based on broad consensual principles, involving an expansion of participatory governance and the promotion of equal dignity between people, groups and cultures. 3. There is not a single direction of progress, but multiple possibilities and many ideas that can be tested, with variations adapting to different economic, political and cultural contexts. The Report Summary is available online: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ydnqyr9diz55pes/Executive%20Summary%202018%20Report%20v2%20with%20titlepage.pdf The full report has been published by Cambridge University Press in three volumes: I Socio-Economic Transformations; II Political Regulation, Governance and Societal Transformations; III Transformations in Values, Norms, Cultures. This event discusses both the report in general and two chapters from Volume 2, Chapter 9, on Democracy and the Paradoxes of the Rule of Law and Chapter 14, Democracy and the Challenge of Inequality, that were coordinated respectively by Donatella della Porta, a former EUI Professor in SPS, and Richard Bellamy, Director of the MWP. They will be joined by Marc Fleurbaey, Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies, Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values at the University of Princeton, who led the entire project, and Tom Christiano (University of Arizona), who contributed respectively to chapters 9 and 14 and Mieke Verloo (Radbound University). This event follows on from one on the 18th October at UniFi.

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  Emeroteca - Badia Fiesolana

The International Panel for Social Progress brought together nearly 300 researchers from around the world, including a number of current and former EUI Professors and Max Weber Fellows, under the chairmanship of Amartya Sen. They worked for three years to examine the prospects for social progress in the light of todayʼs social sciences. It’s first report, Rethinking Society for the 21st Century, was published by Cambridge University Press in May 2018. It aims at inspiring political decision-makers, citizens and all the actors of the civil society weighing on the evolution of our institutions. Covering all important economic, political and cultural issues (democracy, poverty and inequality, globalization, labor, migration, economic and corporate governance, global and environmental risks, health, conflicts, religions, education, diversity and integration, etc.), the panel examines the long-term evolution of societies and the factors of progress. The main general messages of the report are : 1. Considerable progress has been made over the past centuries and humanity is at its peak, but now faces challenges that compromise its achievements and even its survival. 2. Meeting these challenges and mobilizing our current collective capacities for the benefit of the many requires reforms that will confront certain vested interests but will be based on broad consensual principles, involving an expansion of participatory governance and the promotion of equal dignity between people, groups and cultures. 3. There is not a single direction of progress, but multiple possibilities and many ideas that can be tested, with variations adapting to different economic, political and cultural contexts. The Report Summary is available online: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ydnqyr9diz55pes/Executive%20Summary%202018%20Report%20v2%20with%20titlepage.pdf The full report has been published by Cambridge University Press in three volumes: I Socio-Economic Transformations; II Political Regulation, Governance and Societal Transformations; III Transformations in Values, Norms, Cultures. This event discusses both the report in general and two chapters from Volume 2, Chapter 9, on Democracy and the Paradoxes of the Rule of Law and Chapter 14, Democracy and the Challenge of Inequality, that were coordinated respectively by Donatella della Porta, a former EUI Professor in SPS, and Richard Bellamy, Director of the MWP. They will be joined by Marc Fleurbaey, Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies, Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values at the University of Princeton, who led the entire project, and Tom Christiano (University of Arizona), who contributed respectively to chapters 9 and 14 and Mieke Verloo (Radbound University). This event follows on from one on the 18th October at UniFi.


Location:
Emeroteca - Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

Type:
Roundtable

Contact:
Francesca Grassini (EUI - LAW Department) - Send a mail

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