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02: Freedom, Democracy and Social Justice

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Hauptschule
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Reading List:

Karl Popper, The Myth of the Framework: In Defence of Science and Rationality, London: Routledge, 1994 (Chs. 4, 6, 8, 9)

Richard Sclove, Democracy and Technology. New York/London: The Guildford Press, 1995 (Parts 1, 2, 3)

Roy Macloed, „Science and democracy: historical reflections on present discontents.“ Minerva, 1997, 35: 369-384.

Weingart, P. Scientific expertise and political accountability: paradoxes of science in politics. Science and Public Policy, 1999, 26 (3): pp 151-161.

Bruno Latour and Cathrine Porter, Politics of Nature: How to bring Science into Democracy: Harvard University Press, 2004.

Science and Public Policy. October 1999. Special issue on public participation in science and technology. Vol. 26 (5): 289-380.

Robert Dahl, A Democratic Dilemma. System Effectiveness versus Citizen Participation. Political Science Quarterly, 1994, 10 (1): pp 23-34.

Steve Fuller, The Governance of Science: Ideology and the Future of the Open Society, Open University Press, Buckingham, 2000 (Chs. 1, 2, 8)

Alan Irwin & Mike Michael, Science, Social Theory and Public Knowledge, Open University Press, Maidenhead, 2003 (Chs. 3, 5, 6)

Jane Gregory & Steve Miller, Science in Public: Communication, Culture, and Credibility, Plenum Press, London, 1998 (Chs. 1, 2, 3)

Prof. Ali Paya

The following is the list of talks prepared for the Alpbach conference:

Friday 20/8 – Freedom, Democracy, and Social Justice: The Role of Dialogue
Monday 23/8 – Muslim Identity and Civil Society: Whose Islam? Which Society? Tuesday 24/8 – Freedom, Democracy, and Social Justice: Some Islamic Perspectives
(1)
Wednesday 25/8 – Freedom, Democracy, and Social Justice: The Impact of Science and Technology Thursday 26/8 – Freedom, Democracy, and Social Justice: Some Islamic Perspectives (2)

Freedom, Democracy, and Social Justice: The Role of Dialogue

Bohm, David. On Dialogue, edited by Lee Nichol, London, Routledge, 1996.

Ellinor, L. & G. Gerard, Dialogue: Rediscover the transforming power of conversation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998.

Nixon, Bruce. Global Forces: A guide for enlightened leaders – What companies and individuals can do, Management Books 2000 Ltd, 2000.

Paya, Ali, Dialogue in the Real World, International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2002.

Paya, Ali, The Importance of Dialogue CSD, Bulletin, Summer 2002, Vol. 9, No. 2.

Searle, John. The Construction of Social reality, The Free press, London, 1995.

Spano, Shawn. Public Dialogue and Participatory Democracy, Hampton Press, 2001.

Muslim Identity and Civil Society: Whose Islam? Which Society

Reading List

Ashraf, Ahmad, Sinf System and the Civil Society, Iran Nameh, Vol. 14, No.1, 1995, pp. 5-40.

Beck, Lewis, Tribes and the Civil Society, Iran Nameh, Vol. 14, No.1, 1995, pp. 523-556.

Cohen J L & A. Arato, Civil Society and the Political Theory, MIT Press, 1992.

Gellner, E. Conditions for Liberty: Civil Society and its Rivals, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1994.

Enayat, Hamid. Modern Islamic Political Thought, London 1982.

Keane, J. Democracy and Civil Society, Verso, London, 1982.

Massignion, Louise. „Sinf“, Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1935, Vol. II.

Paya, Ali, „Muslim Identity and Civil Society: Whose Islam? Which Society?“ Book Extra Publications, London, 2000.

Paya, Ali, The Future of Democracy in Iran, CSD Bulletin, Summer 2000, Vol. 7, No. 2.

Paya, Ali, Civil Society in Iran, in Exploring Civil Society: Political and Cultural Contexts, London: Routledge, September 2004

Vortragende

Distinguished University Professor of Social Science at the University of Amsterdam Chairman, Amsterdam School for Social Science Research Chair
Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London Chair
Member, European Parliament, Brussels Chair

Dr. Abram DE SWAAN

Distinguished University Professor of Social Science at the University of Amsterdam Chairman, Amsterdam School for Social Science Research

 studied Political Science at the University of Amsterdam
1963  candidaatsexamen (B.A.) cum laude
1966  doctoraalexamen (M.A.) cum laude
1966-1968 Harkness grant of the Commonwealth Fund and attended graduate school at Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley
 He was Grotius professor at the New School for Social Research, visiting professor at Columbia University, at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the Maison des Sciences de l Homme, Paris, and the Ecole des Sciences Politiques.
 He was Einaudi professor at Cornell University, European Union professor at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
1973 Dissertation (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam, "entitled Coalition theories and cabinet formations" (Amsterdam/San Francisco)
1973-2001 Chair of Sociology, University of Amsterdam
1987-1997 Co-founder and dean of the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research
1997-1998 European Chair at the College de France in Paris

Dr. Ali PAYA

Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London

 Visiting Professor, CSD
 Associate Professor, Philosophy and Social Sciences, NRISP (National Research Institute for Science Policy), Tehran

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