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Fairness and Responsibility in an Unequal Society

A Department of Politics conference
Date28 June 2012
PlaceSenate House, University of London

The conference marks the end of a four-year project on inequality, responsibility and fairness, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council at the University of Exeter. Four panels composed of prominent policy-leaders and academics will debate the issues, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas between policy and academy.

In the wake of the financial crisis there has been a renewed interested in issues of fairness and responsibility. But what do these notions really mean? And how should they be applied to the social issues of our time? At same time there is concern at the increase in social and economic inequality, both nationally and globally. Which types of inequality ought be of primary concern, and what can be done about them? How does the recent emphasis on fairness and responsibility fit with the aim of reducing inequality? Can appeals to such notions help to reduce inequality, or do they detract from such efforts? What role should recent thinking about inequality and risk play in international efforts to reduce poverty and encourage development?

Audio recordings of the programme are available upon request.  Please contact the administrator of the event for further details.

ProviderDepartment of Politics
OrganizerFiona Raffael
Fairness_and_Responsibility_in_an_Unequal_Society_Speaker_programme.pdfConference speaker programme (81K)

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