The Center for Advanced Studies of South East Europe, the University of Rijekathe Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Rijekathe Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and the University of Leeds are organizing a summer school on equality and citizenship.

The summer school does not reproduce, in a diluted form, the familiar teaching format of a university course. Instead, it is organized around “Author-Meets-Critics” symposia dedicated to some distinguished authors’ publications and work-in-progress. All of the leading participants will give a paper on a topic on which they are working at the moment, and will reply to the papers given by scholars who participate in the symposia dedicated to them, as well as participate in the workshops dedicated to their works and be available for informal discussion.

The summer school is primarily directed to post-doc and doctoral participants. Post-doc and doctoral participants can contribute to the discussion by commenting and asking questions, as well as with 5-10 minute discussions in the workshops. Post-doc and doctoral participants will receive a certificate of participation that describes the activities in which they have participated at the summer school.

Program of the Summer School Equality and Citizenship


June 30th, 2014

10.00-11.00: Thomas Christiano (University of Arizona), Democracy, State Consent and Migration

11.00-11.15: Andrew Williams (ICREA /Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), discussion of Democracy, State Consent and Migration

11.15-11.30: coffee break

11.30-12.30: discussion

12.30-14.45: lunch

Symposium dedicated to the political philosophy of Thomas Christiano

14.45-15.45: Snježana Prijić-Samaržija (University of Rijeka), Democracy and Expertism

15.45-16.00: coffee break

16.00-17.00: Ivan Mladenović (University of Belgrade), Public Equality, Democracy and Justice

July 1st, 2014

10.00-11.00: José Luis Martí (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Prospects for a Real Global Democracy

11.00-11.30: coffee break

11.30-12.30: Ivan Cerovac (University of Trieste), Epistemic Conception of Democratic Legitimacy Defended

12.30-14.30: lunch

14.30-15.30: Viktor Ivanković (CEU Budapest), On Ideal Distribution Proximity, Value Interconnectedness, and Leveling Down

15.30-16.00: coffee break

16.00-17.00: Ana Matan (University of Zagreb), A Legitimate Political Order for Self Determining Communities. The Legitimacy of Democracy for Non-Democrats?

17.00-17.15: coffee break

17.15-18.15: Elvio Baccarini (University of Rijeka), Democratic Procedures and Public Reason

July 2nd, 2014

10.00-11.00: Andrew Williams (ICREA /Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Demography and Distribution

11.00-11.15: José Luis Martí (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Barcelona), discussion of Demography and Distribution

11.15-11.30: coffee break

11.30-12.30: discussion

12.30-14.45: lunch

 Symposium dedicated to the political philosophy of Andrew William

14.45-15.45: Neven Petrović (University of Rijeka), A Reply to Williams’ Response to Cohen’s Criticism of Rawls

15.45-16.00: coffee break

16.00-17.00: Viktor Ivanković (CEU Budapest), Williams’ Rescue Strategy for the Priority View. The Telic/Deontic Split

July 3rd, 2014

10.00-11.00: Nebojša Zelić (University of Rijeka), On the Completeness of Public Reason

11.00-11.30: coffee break

11.30-12.30: Elvio Baccarini (University of Rijeka), The Question of the Completeness of Public Reason

12.30-14.30: lunch

14.30-16.00: workshop on Thomas Christiano’s political philosophy

16.00-16.30: coffee break

16.30-18.00: workshop on Andrew Williams’ political philosophy

July 4th, 2014

10.00-11.00: David Miller (University of Oxford), Justice in Immigration

11.00-11.15: Thomas Christiano (University of Arizona), discussion of Justice in Immigration

11.15-11.30: coffee break

11.30-12.30: discussion

12.30-14.45: lunch

 Symposium dedicated to David Miller’s Justice for Earthlings

14.15-15.15: Nenad Miščević (University of Maribor, CEU Budapest), Earthlings, Community and Injustice

15.15-15.30: coffee break

15.30-16.30: Neven Petrović, (University of Rijeka), Is Economic Justice Really Desert-Based?

16.30-17.00: coffee break

17.00-18.00: Ivan Cerovac (University of Trieste), Culture, Equality and Deliberative Democracy

July 5th, 2014

10.00-11.00: Andrew Shorten (University of Limerick), Equality of Opportunity and Cultural Commitments

11.00-11.30: coffee break

11.30-12.30: Enes Kulenović (University of Zagreb), Multiculturalism vs Social Equality. Opposing Trends?

12.30-12.45: coffee break

12.45-13.45: Elvio Baccarini (University of Rijeka), How Much Non-Ideal Should a Theory Be?

13.45-15.30: lunch

15.30-17.00: workshop on David Miller’s Justice for Earthlings


In order to apply candidates have to send their CVs on e-mail: 

Organizers will reply within a week and inform the candidates whether they have been accepted as participants for Summer School “Equality and Citizenship”. Accepted candidates must pay 100 € / 750 HRK participation fee until June 20th, 2014 on the following account:

Account Holder: Filozofski fakultet u Rijeci, Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka, Hrvatska / Croatia

Name of the Bank: Zagrebačka banka d.d. Zagreb, Paromlinska 2, 10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska / Croatia


IBAN: HR9123600001101536455

Za ljetnu školu političke filozofije / for the summer school of political philosophy

Poziv na broj / reference number: 0800010014

Participants can book  rooms in one of Rijeka’s hostels:

or hotels:

or private accommodation:

It is possible to find useful information about the town at:

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Updated information regarding the summer school will be available at:

Directors of the summer school:

Elvio Baccarini, University of Rijeka

Derek Edyvane, University of Leeds

José Luis Martí, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Organization Board:

Ivan Cerovac, University of Trieste

Andrea Mešanović, University of Rijeka

Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, University of Rijeka

The leading participants of the summer school are:

Prof. Thomas Christiano (University of Arizona) 

Prof. David Miller (University of Oxford) 

Prof. Andrew Williams (ICREA /Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)