Equal is not Enough: Exploring novel theoretical and empirical approaches to study the shaping of (in)equalities

December 16, 2013

The Policy Research Centre on Equality Policies (PRCEP) is organizing the third 'Equal is not Enough' conference 'Exploring novel theoretical and empirical approaches to study the shaping of (in)equalities' in Antwerp between February 4-6, 2015.

The PRCEP organised its first 'Equal is not Enough' conference in 2006, and then again in 2010. 'Equal is not Enough' conferences aim to generate a better understanding of contemporary inequalities by mobilising multi-disciplinary insights. This edition looks into the causes, consequences and the dynamics of inequality along socio-demographic lines in contemporary societies, and further examines the policies to combat it. It addresses grounds of inequality such as gender, gender identity and gender expression, ethnicity, sexual preference, disability, class, age, and educational background as well as their intersections. The conference is designed to stimulate fresh impulses and cross disciplinary interactions.

The conference is organised in four thematic sections:

  • Section 1: The relation between law and social policy
  • Section 2: (Re)shaping (in)equalities in and through politics and policies
  • Section 3: Diversity and (in)equality in work and organisations
  • Section 4: Equality, policy and the life course

Key note speeches will be given by:

  • Professor Sylvia Walby (Lancaster University)
  • Professor Jeff Hearn (University of Huddersfield, Hanken School of Economics, and Örebro University)
  • Professor Dagmar Schiek (University of Leeds)

Paper and panel proposals are welcome and should reach the organizers by April 1, 2014, the latest. Applicants are invited to submit the proposals online, via the 'Equal is not Enough' submission form.

Further information on the conference theme, the keynote lectures, and how to submit proposals to the conference may be found on the 'Equal is not Enough' website.

Contact information: Dr. Eline Severs (Conference coordinator)

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