february, 2017

16feballday17Event OverFeaturedThe Anatomy of Accountability(All Day) Event Organized By: Sydney Democracy Network

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Two-day symposium at the University of Sydney

Funded by a University of Sydney ‘Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Collaborative Research Network’ grant (2015-2016) for interdisciplinary research on accountability, and its relation to power; co-sponsored by the Sydney Democracy Network.

Human agency has two sides. Power is the capacity to act, the flexibility to choose, the freedom to move. Accountability is the duty to bear the consequences of our actions. This group brings together researchers working on the relation between power and accountability at different scales and from myriad perspectives, including social, cultural, philosophical, and psychological. Questions include: Why is there a moral intuition that power and accountability should scale together? When and why is it okay to punish or reward a person for someone else’s actions? The goal is to spark constructive interdisciplinary debate and progress in this emerging research area.

Thursday 16 & Friday 17 February 2017

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february 16 (Thursday) - 17 (Friday)


Cullen Room, upstairs in Holme Building

Science Road, The University of Sydney


Sydney Democracy Networksdn@sydney.edu.au