Language: English & Japanese

7th International Conference Multiculturalism and Social Justice
Democracy and Globalization
January 8(Saturday) & 9(Sunday), 2011

3rd floor-Discussion Room, ACADEMEIA RITSUMEI 21
Ritsumeikan University - Kinugasa Campus


Main Organized by
Ritsumeikan University, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences
"Multiculturalism and Social Justice" Japanese government Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Paul Dumouchel & Reiko Gotoh

Support Organized by
Ritsumeikan University, Global COE Program Ars Vivendi: Forms of Human Life and Survival
Ritsumeikan University, Center for Ars Vivendi
Ritsumeikan University, International Institute of Language and Culture Studies


Democracy on the one hand has created rights and welfare systems through permanent ballots and other political institutions. It promoted various social movements and associative activities, and was itself formed and developed through those movements and activities. Yet, on the other hand, democracy also functioned as a conspiracy of the strong against the weak and as a cover for brute power. The purpose of this conference is to reexamine the reach and limit of democracy under the rapid globalization of the world. Does globalization facilitate the spread of democracy? Does it encourage the extension of democratic rights in well established constitutional democracies, or the creation of new forms of democracies? Does it make it more likely that countries become more democratic as they integrate the world economic market more and more? What kind of influence does the rise of new public spaces, like the internet, or of new international actors like NGOs bring to globalization? What are the consequences of these innovations on democracy? Alternatively what kind of influence does democracy have on globalization? Does it constitute an obstacle, impose limits or constraints on the development of markets? Lastly, should we redefine our conception of democracy? What type of movements, participation or governance should we aim for in a globalized world?

These and others similar questions are the type of questions we would like to see addressed in this conference.

Keynote Lecture

Dr. Nakamasa, Masaki (Professor, Kanazawa University, Japan)


立命館大学 衣笠キャンパス
アカデメイア立命21 3階会議室


     日本学術振興会 科学研究費補助金 基盤研究(B)「文化多元主義と社会的正義に関する研究」
     (研究代表者代表者:Paul Dumouchel)

◇共催:立命館大学 グローバルCOEプログラム「生存学」創成拠点




仲正昌樹 (教授、金沢大学)

Program (プログラム)

Languages: English and Japanese (言語:英語と日本語)

Day 1 (Saturday, January 8, 2011) 1日目 2011年1月8日(土)

10:00 Doors Open(開場)

10:20 Words of Welcome (開会の辞)

10:35 - 12:00 Opening Discussion(冒頭討議)
Professor Reiko Gotoh and Professor Paul Dumouchel (Ritsumeikan University)
"Political Violence, Public Reciprocity and Democracy"

12:00 - 13:15 Lunch(昼食)

Session 1 Internet and Globalization(第1セッション:インターネットとグローバリゼーション)

   13:15 - 13:30 Jeorge Alarcon (Sophia University, Tokyo)
   "Diaspora and Democracy: Challenges in Bridging the Digital and Physical Divides for a
   Working Democracy---The Case of the Philippines"

   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   13:30 - 13:45 Louis Sagnières (Université de Montréal, Canada)
   "The Internet and the rise of a transnational counter-democracy"
   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   13:45 - 14:00 谷藤真琴(立命館大学)
   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   14:00 - 14:10 Commentator: Professor Hiroshi Yoshida (Ritsumeikan University)

   14:10 - 14:45 Discussion

14:45 - 15:00 Coffee Break(休憩)

Session 2 Consensus and Conflict(第2セッション:合意と葛藤)

   15:00 - 15:15 中山尚子(立命館大学)
   「ケイパビリティについての重なり合う合意(overlapping consensus)は可能か」
   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   15:15 - 15:30 Hüseyin Cicek (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
   "Democracy and Globalization: The case of Turkey"
   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   15:30 - 15:45 Jia Peijuan (Tsinghua University, China)
   "On the Desirability and Feasibility of Democratization of a Post-totalitarian Regime in a
   Globalized Context"

   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   15:45 - 15:55 Commentator: Professor Paul Dumouchel (Ritsumeikan University)

   15:55 - 16:30 Discussion

Day 2 (Sunday, January 9, 2011) 2日目 2011年1月9日(日)

Session 3 Toleration and the Other(第3セッション:寛容と他者)

   9:30 - 9:45 Wu Yun (Tsinghua University, China)
   "Rawlsian Toleration among Peoples and Its Critics"
   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   9:45 - 10:00 本岡大和(立命館大学)
   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   10:00 - 10:15 Presentation 3
   10:15 - 10:25 Commentator: Professor Yoshiyuki Koizumi (Ritsumeikan University)

   10:25 - 11:00 Discussion

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

Session 4 Education and Culture(第4セッション:教育と文化)

   11:15 - 11:30 Geping Niu (Ritsumeikan University)
   "Comparing Liberalism and Confucianism: Rights and virtues"
   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   11:30 - 11:45 宮本美能 (大阪大学)
   「民主的な教育実践 -留学生と日本人学生の混合クラスの中で-」
   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   11:45 - 12:00 Chikako Nagayama (University of Toronto, Canada)
   "Multicultural Broadcasting Policy in Canada: Mixed notions of participatory democracy and
   cultural diversity"

   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   12:00 - 12:10 Commentator: Professor Reiko Gotoh (Ritsumeikan University)

   12:10 - 12:45 Discussion

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

Session 5 Public Reason(第5セッション:公共的理性)

   14:00 - 14:15 Yellowbelle Duaqui (Sophia University, Tokyo)
   "The Internet as a Democratizer: A content analysis of a Philippine political opinion website

   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   14:15 - 14:30 村上慎司 (立命館大学)
   Abstract(PDF)   日本語訳要旨(PDF)

   14:30 - 14:45 Martijn Boot (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Holland)
   "Does global spread of democracy promote consensus on global justice?"

   14:45 - 14:55 Commentator: Professor Masaki Nakamasa (Kanazawa University, Kanazawa)

   14:55 - 15:30 Discussion

15:30 - 15:50 Special Lecture(特別講演)
Professor Masaki Nakamasa (Kanawaza University, Kanazawa)
"The Implication of the 'Right to the Imaginary Domain'"

15:50 - 16:20 Summary & Concluding Remark(総括&閉会の辞)
Professor Reiko Gotoh and Professor Paul Dumouchel (Ritsumeikan University)
"Multiculturalism and Social Justice: Four years later"

16:20 - Final Discussion







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