20.01.2017 - Social and Human Sciences Sector

UNESCO calls for papers for a workshop on the politics of inclusion

An international workshop on the politics of inclusion will be organized by the Comparative Research Programme on poverty (CROP) and UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST), at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 6 to 7 July.

The workshop will focus on the concept of social inclusion and its broadly accepted link with poverty eradication. It will be examining how sustainable development goals (SDGs) and targets aimed at social and economic inclusion are conditioned by poverty, inequality and power relations. The workshop will try to tackle these issues by evaluating types of social transformations that may be capable of changing the dynamics that keep people disadvantaged.

Through the assessment of both theoretical perspectives and empirical analysis, participants will discuss the potential contribution of the social and human sciences to reduce poverty and promote social justice and inclusion in the context of Agenda 2030. In addition, participants will evaluate the way in which collaboration between UN entities and research networks and institutions could facilitate a shift from particular anti-poverty interventions to longer-term development strategies focusing on social and economic inclusion.

Participants are invited to submit by 31 January 2017 papers that would fit into one of the following four sessions :

1. Struggling with the concepts of inclusion, exclusion and adverse incorporation
2. Poverty and inequality as social constructions
3. Which social transformations are needed in order to ‘’leave no one behind’’
4. Collaborative research : the way forward

Selected participants will be engaging in presentations and discussions, and should be willing to work on their paper with a view to publication after the workshop.


The abstract must not exceed 500 words (one page) and must include : the title of the proposed paper, a presentation of the subject, the central argument, the main research questions and/or hypotheses, and key references.

A CV no longer than one page must also be submitted, clearly indicating the applicant’s name, title, nationality and contact information, as well as a list of recent publications.

The abstract and CV must be submitted electronically at the University of Bergen, follow this link to do it : http://bit.ly/2gQIL1e

The Academic Selection Committee will notify accepted participants of their selection by 1st March 2017 with guidelines for the format of the final paper to be submitted by 1st June 2017.

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