: Annual Academic Conference of PhD-Students: “But Some are More Equal than Others”

Veranstalter: Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Freie Universität Berlin - Berlin Network of Labor Market Research (BeNA)
Ort: Berlin, SEMINARIS CampusHotel Berlin
vom: 23.04.2020, 16:30 Uhr
bis: 25.04.2020, 14:00 Uhr

The Conference has been postponed. More information will follow as soon as possible.

The conference is organized by the Hans-Böckler-Foundation in cooperation with the Berlin Network of Labor Market Research (BeNA) and the Freie Universität Berlin. The aim is, first, to discuss the dimensions of inequality and ways to counteract them. Second aim is to go beyond this socio-economic approach and discuss the concept of solidarity as a possible guiding principle for normative questions on a fair and equal society.

Solidarity is increasingly seen as an ideal that can guide social cohesion, without having to resort to nationalist or identitarian ideologies. It can be understood as a way of balancing individual and collective interests, entailing obligations for members of societies towards each other. Shared values and goals rather than shared characteristics like nationality or skin color could guide a solidary vision of society. This conference will offer the possibility to discuss some understandings of solidarity and the pitfalls associated to them, for example the danger of excluding outsiders to the group.

Interdisciplinary approaches to both inequality and solidarity promise to provide for a fruitful exchange. The Scientific Conference of the PhD students will be supported from the PhD-students of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation Mattis Beckmannshagen, Rick Glaubitz, Christine Körner, Theresa Neef, Astrid Pape, Marie Wachinger and Max Wenzel, Members of the Graduate College “Tax and Social Policy by Increasing Inequality” (PK 36), sponsored by the Hans-Böckler-Foundation.


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