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2011 annual conference of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA)

Added by IlseO on 2011-02-25

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2011-09-05
Last Date Last Day: 2011-09-08
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2011-03-15

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Ilse Oosterlaken
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Address Address: Bel Air hotel, The Hague, Netherlands

Conference Description:

‘Innovation, Development & Human Capabilities’

Bringing about human development for all is a challenge. It is not sufficient to investigate how human capabilities are expanded or diminished by our current policies, institutional arrangements, incentive structures, social practices, infrastructures and technologies. Grounded in our understanding of these realities, we also need to be creative and innovative in order to bring about change. The 2011 conference theme ‘Innovation, Development and Human Capabilities’ is an invitation to discuss and reflect on this. Whether it concerns social or technological innovation, grassroots innovation or innovation policy – to make innovation truly work for human development, input from different angles is needed. We thus expect speakers and papers from a wide variety of disciplines. While innovation is the thematic focus of the 2011 HDCA conference, we naturally also welcome papers on other aspects of human development and the capability approach.

Papers on the 2011 conference theme ‘innovation, development & human capabilities’ may explore, amongst others, the following topics:
*Institutional, social & technological innovation for human development
*Innovation & inclusion, social justice, etc.
*Grassroots innovation
*Designing for the expansion of human capabilities
*Human development and participatory technology assessment
*Innovation & sustainability

In addition to papers on the 2011 conference theme, the HDCA invites you to submit proposals on all core HDCA topics, including but not limited to:
*philosophical and ethical foundations;
*ethics and development
*issues in operationalizing the capability approach;
*capability measurement and empirical analysis;
*human rights;
*participation and public deliberation;
*civil society;
*health and disability;
*economics and human development;
*formal and informal institutions & practices
*poverty and inequality;
*values, religion, culture and freedom;
*inclusion & exclusion/discrimination;
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