Center for Interdisziplinary Research

Moral Compromise

Date: Febuary 10 - 11, 2012

Convenors: Rüdiger Bittner (Bielefeld), Véronique Zanetti (Bielefeld)

While compromise in fact is omnipresent in pluralist societies, we do not have a thorough understanding of it. This holds especially for compromises in which parties yield on what they consider, and keep considering, morally important. The conference was devoted to illuminating this kind of compromise in particular. It approached the phenomenon both from the theoretical side, spelling out the conditions, uses and limits of moral compromise, and from the side of experience, studying a number of relevant examples from current politics, international law and recent history.

Richard Bellamy (London), Franziska Eckelmans (Den Haag), Minou Friele (Bonn), Bruno Haas (Bielefeld),
Gerd Hankel (Hamburg), Wilhelm Heitmeyer (Bielefeld), Ina Herbst (Bielefeld), Marco Hilla (Bielefeld),
Marco Iorio (Lüneburg), Anna Klein (Bielefeld), Alexandra Koch (Bad Salzuflen), Ingo Kurpanek (Minden),
Dominique Leydet (Montreal), Anke Maria Orschinack (Berlin), Jan Pohlmeier (Lemgo),
Jens-Christian Rabe (München), Rudolf Schüßler (Bayreuth), Dirk J. Smit (Stellenbosch),
Marc Tallian (Bielefeld), Julia Tegeler (Bielefeld), Fritz Rüdiger Volz (Bochum),
Andreas Zick (Bielefeld)

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