Research into social dilemmas is a cornerstone in the social sciences. The defining characteristic of such dilemmas is that mutual cooperation among the actors involved is efficient but that, unless adequate institutions are in place or actors have social preferences, deviating from cooperation is rational from the individual viewpoint. As a consequence of this incentive to free ride, transactions are not undertaken and economies grow by less than their full potential.
Law and Society
We invite proposals for presentations at a Spring 2016 conference, “Poverty Law: AcademicActivism” to be held on Feb. 19-20, 2016, hosted by Seattle University School of Law. Theconference will focus on the connection between academics and activism, broadly understood. Just as “poverty law” is a broad category that includes everything from welfare and education programs to immigration and tax policy, so too, “academic activism” includes a wide range of activities.
The Center for the Study of Written Advocacy of the University of Wyoming College of Law and the Department of Psychology of the University of Wyoming invite proposals for presentations at the first Psychology of Persuasion Conference, to be held September 18-19, 2015 at the University of Wyoming College of Law in Laramie, Wyoming.
OVERVIEW: The Faculty of Political Science and Law, UQAM, seeks to promote the analysis of the dynamic links between law and its social environment. Indeed, legal phenomena might be fully assessed only through analysing the relationships between legal norms and their philosophical, social and political foundations. Therefore, the contribution of other disciplines, such as social sciences and humanities, is essential to the in-depth study of law.
onference at University of Saint Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland, 26-27 June 2015, organized by Thomas Burri and Isabelle Wildhaber, profile area ‘Law, Innovation, and Risk’ at University of Saint Gallen.