Values and Diversity. Culture, Religion, and the Law in Contemporary Europe
  University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic 26/08/08
  26 - 29 August 2008

In an expanding Europe of plural values, to what extent should individuals or groups be entitled to exemption from the law on the basis of ethical or religious beliefs? To what extent should public institutions, public services and the public sphere in general treat citizens differently according to such beliefs? Should we seek consistency in the ways different countries tackle such issues? If so, how? What values should underpin the negotiation of cultural diversity in 21st century Europe?

This inter-disciplinary conference will explore these themes with reference to these, and other, contexts:

Medical treatment - Animal slaughter - Marriage - Euthanasia - Criminal justice systems - Employment rights - Parental choice - Education - Public use of religious symbols - Adoption - Conscientious objection - Genital mutilation - Narcotics use - Civil disobedience - Environmental policy

Keynote speakers:

Anna Elisabetta Galeotti (Professor of Political Philosophy, UniversitÓ del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli)

Glyn Morgan (Associate Professor of Government and Social Studies, Harvard University)

Papers are welcomed from academics and other researchers working across Europe on relevant themes. Proposals for themed panels are welcome. A number of subsidized places will be available for postgraduate students. Interested journalists and NGO workers may, subject to application, attend for free.

Conference language: English


For paper proposals (400-500 words): 31 January 2008

For completed papers, to be pre-circulated: 31 May 2008

Conference cost: euros 200, including registration, accommodation and full board

For further information, or to submit a proposal, please contact co-organizers:

Lenka Strnadova
Katedra politologie a mezinarodnich vztahu
Zapadoceske university v Plzni
Sedlackova 15, 30614 Plzen
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Gideon Calder
Social Ethics Research Group
University of Wales, Newport
PO Box 180
Newport NP20 5XR
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