Democracy and human rights are today challenged both from political and social transformations, and from scholars whose intention it is to transcend the limitations of the liberal democratic canon. Questions of human emancipation and the role of social movements are also being raised in relation to globalization. When North meets the South, there are new dynamic perspectives coming into focus in both research and public debate. There is also a need to inculcate values norms necessary for sustaining a culture of peace. The aim of this conference is to develop different empirical and normative perspectives in order to enrich the understanding of common problems that face humanity in this century. The main emphasis of the conference is to consolidate emerging transformative perspectives and social actions at institutional, local and global levels that can lead to a better world and future for all.
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