Invitation to the biannual meeting

EPoS Summer Summit 2023

Friday, April 14, 2023

9.00 am

Haus der Begegnung, Rennweg 12, 6020 Innsbruck

Registration is requested by April 11 at

9.00  Welcome

9.15  Keynote – Rainer Bauböck
Part time professor in the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute

Ethical Dilemmas in Migration Policy: How to study and how to address them?

The “Dilemmas” project proposes a new approach to the political theory of migration: the ethics of migration policy dilemmas. It identifies specific policy dilemmas of central relevance to policy makers and other stakeholders in the field, and then submitting these dilemmas to systematic theoretical analysis. We conceptualize policy dilemmas as involving hard choices between competing moral goals and distinguish this kind of dilemma from other types of ethical choices, such as conflicting means, dirty hands, political feasibility, and politics dilemmas. We argue that, besides enlarging the range of questions asked by political theorists of migration, our approach of engaging normatively with hard policy dilemmas can help mitigate the negative political and societal effects of reductionist political positions that seek to negate the existence of competing moral goals. We make the case for a multidisciplinary approach to the normative analysis of hard ethical dilemmas, transcending both explanatory and interpretive analyses in the spirit of an applied normative political theory that aims to be action guiding.

10.15  Coffee Break

10.45  Young Researchers Session

  • Regine Öxl – Multiple Discrimination
  • Claire Rimbaud – Avoiding your Conscience: Beliefs and Information Acquisition
  • Milena Leybold und Monica Nadegger – Your very existence Goes Against Our Community Guidelines: "Critiquing norms of contributorship on Instagram“
  • Christian König – „Risk (mis)perception of structured financial products“

12.15  Research Spotlight 1

  • Konstantinos Protopappas – "Innovation contest design with product and supplier diversity"

12.45  Research Spotlight 2

  • Mike Peters – ETSM2030: Stimulating Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises‘ Sustainability

13.15  Lunch

13.45  EPoS – the next steps

Rainer Bauböck

Part-time Professor
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Portrait Rainer Bauböck

Rainer Bauböck is part time professor in the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. He is corresponding member Austrian Academy of Sciences and chairs the Academy’s Commission on Migration and Integration Research. He teaches at the Central European University Vienna campus as a guest professor. From 2007 to 2018 he held the chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of EUI. His research interests are in normative political theory and comparative research on democratic citizenship, European integration, migration, nationalism and minority rights. He co-directs GLOBALCIT, an online observatory on citizenship and voting rights. His recent books include Democratic Inclusion. Rainer Bauböck in Dialogue, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2018 and Migration & Staatsbürgerschaft, Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2021 (with co-author Gerd Valchars).

Registration is requested by April 11 at

Research Area EPoS – Economy, Politics & Society

Universität Innsbruck

Eva Zipperle-Mirwald

Room o.1.3
Universitätsstraße 15
6020 Innsbruck

+43 512 507-39870

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