Solidarity: a multi-level and interdisciplinary perspective

Mercoledì, 11 Settembre 2019
Interdisciplinary workshop

Quando: venerdì 27 e sabato 28 settembre 2019
Dove: Presido Mattioli, Via Pier Andrea Mattioli 10, Siena


Over the last years, the issue of solidarity has come to prominence in the European public debate under the effect of the economic and migration crisis faced by the EU. If solidarity is a cornerstone for the cohesion and development of a community of individuals, groups or territorial units, the issue of how to foster intra- and inter-EU solidarity is essential in a multicultural, politically and socially diverse society exposed to increasing social and economic tensions leading to exclusion, intolerance and prejudice. Solidarity is not only topical but also a complex phenomenon. Normative, empirical and institutional aspects have to be considered to understand the contents, sources and effects of solidarity. Hence, we believe that only an interdisciplinary approach putting together philosophers, historians, anthropologists, economists, social and political scientists can come to grips with the issue. The purpose of the workshop is to gather together a qualified group of scholars that has approached the concept from different theoretical, disciplinary, normative and methodological perspectives in order to explore the nature, causes, characteristics and consequences of solidarity and anti-solidarity behaviors at different levels.


September 27, 2019


9-9.15 Alessandro Innocenti and Pierangelo Isernia - Welcome and Introduction


Session 1 Philosophical Perspectives

  • 9.15-10.30 Will Kymlicka - Solidarity, Diversity and the Ethics of Membership
  • 11-12.15 Christoph Lumer - Solidarity - claims, mechanisms and budgeting


Session 2 Anthropological Perspectives

  • 12.15-13.15 Monique Selim - Solidarity and disengagement in the age of algorithms


13-14.30 LUNCH


Session 2 (continues)

  • 14.30-15.45 Fabio Mugnaini - The legacy of rural tradition: solidarity and competition in the regimes of poverty. Beyond the Gioco di Ozieri.


Session 3 Political Perspectives

  • 16.15-17.15 Christian Lahusen - Contested solidarity in times of crisis: The stability and fragility of civic solidarity in Europe.
  • 17.15-18.15 Linda Basile, Maurizio Cotta and Pierangelo Isernia – Does Solidarity Still Exist at the European Level?


September 28, 2019


Session 4 Sociological Perspectives

  • 9-10.15 Maurizio Ambrosini – Solidarity toward Immigrants: A Symbolic and Controversial Issue
  • 10.45-12 Ilaria Pitti - Solidarity in Times of Crisis: Interactions between State and Civil Society during the Swedish 'Refugee Crisis’


12-13 Concluding Remarks and Next Steps