NEWS ARCHIVE 2020-2021

Doctoral defense of N. Tayshete (online)

[22-09-2020] GEM PhD School doctoral fellow Neha Tayshete (LUISS Guido Carli & Université libre de Bruxelles) has publicly defended her thesis entitled: GANDHIAN PERSPECTIVE ON “WORK ETHIC” FOR SUBSTANTIVE DISTRIBUTE JUSTICE/EQUALITY. Date & Time: Tuesday 29th September 2020, 16:30 onwards (CET). Location: Online event on Webex, organised by LUISS Guido Carli

Research abstract

My doctoral dissertation pertains to creating a new “work ethic” , inspired by Mohandas Gandhi, Gerald Cohen, John Rawls and others, to substantially contribute to distributive justice and equality in analytical philosophy. I submit that my "work ethic" concept would plausibly be more compelling than the existing literature in this field. Following from my new ”work ethic”, it would reformulate concepts such as self-appraisal, desert, merit, incentives, responsibility, “expensive tastes”, "legitimate expectations" , Universal Basic Income (UBI) and humility for a more substantiate distributive justice and equality. The implementation of my "work ethic" is with Universal Basic Income (UBI), “effective altruism” and limited perfectionism (Gandhi's version of perfectionism as analysed by Bilgrami). It accounts for the changing economy in the twenty-first century, particularly with the research of Thomas Piketty, Gregory Mankiw, Lawrence Mishel, Alyssa Davis and others. It addresses and analyses the recent research of Scanlon and Kramer.

Jury members:

Prof. Sebastiano Maffettone (co-supervisor, LUISS Guido Carli)
Prof. Jean-Yves Pranchère (co-supervisor, Université libre de Bruxelles)
Prof. Valentina Gentile (LUISS Guido Carli)
Prof. Justine Lacroix (Université de Genève)
Prof. Stuart White (University of Oxford)

CfA: Post-doctoral Researchers @CBS, DK

[07-09-2020] The Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of International Political Economy. The scholarship is part of a research project on China’s role in green transition hosted at the Sino-Danish Centre in Beijing. The PhD student will be enrolled at the CBS PhD School, with the possibility of obtaining a double degree from CBS and the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The candidate is obliged to spend 12 of the 36 months of the stipend in China. The applicant must have successfully completed their Masters degree in Social Sciences before commencing the PhD. Deadline for applications: 1st of October 2020 // More information available here 

This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.