How are we made to adopt a behaviour that goes against our immediate interests? The aim of this symposium is to explore how this process is elaborated and functions on a political level in the 19th and 20th centuries. For that purpose, we will examine three of the main categories that intervene in the creation of incentives, by oneself or others: 1) political or religious ideology; 2) feelings of collective and individual responsibility, induced by historical, humanitarian or ecological arguments; 3) the emotions mobilised to guarantee their effectiveness.
This scientific event, held in Fribourg (Switzerland), on 23-24 October 2009, wishes to be multi-disciplinary and international, bringing together historians, political scientists, sociologists, philosophers and international human rights experts. The languages in use will be English and French. Contribution proposals stating the title and general direction of the proposed work) must be sent to "email@example.com" by 16 February 2009.
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