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From Charity to Welfare

Leibniz Institute of European History

Il Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte di Mainz organizza un convegno internazionale su umanitarismo e diritti socio-economici dal titolo Humanitarianism and Charity: Expressions of or Alternatives to Socioeconomic Rights? nei giorni 28 e 29 settembre 2017.

Silvia Salvatici presenta un paper dal titolo From Charity to Welfare. UNRRA in Postwar Italy.

"At this international conference at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, as part of the Leverhulme International Network ‘Rights, Duties and the Politics of Obligation: Socioeconomic Rights in History’, international scholars discuss the history of socioeconomic rights from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. In particular, they focus on the complex relationship between a discourse on socioeconomic rights and debates about humanitarianism and charity thus seeking to connect these two important fields of research. In this context the leading questions are: How has humanitarianism and charity figured within the rhetoric of rights? How have the politics of obligation differed between voluntary and rights-based approaches to dealing with socio-economic crises and deprivations? How have states and NGO’s tried to balance providing for urgent needs with the more long-term development of a rights-based approach upheld by the sovereign state?"

28 settembre 2017
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