Pluralism, Democracy, and Justice (PDJ)



Pluralism, Democracy, and Justice (PDJ) is a research group based at the Department of Philosophy, UiT The Arctic University of Tromsoe, Norway. The group was founded in 2010  and it is currently composed by Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Post-docs, PhD and Master's students. The ongoing research is organized in thematic clusters addressing global justice and cosmopolitanism, democratic theory and freedom of speech, multiculturalism and allocation of rights, climate action and the humanities, and human rights and the use of public reason. Several workshops, group meetings and international conferences are organized every year. 

In 2014, the PDJ was promoted by the UiT to a level 2 research group and granted an annual research funding until 2018. In 2015, the PDJ concluded the  project "Justice in Conflict" funded by the Norwegian Research Council  and in 2016 started to run the project "Globalizing Minority Rights: Cosmopolitanism, Global Institutions, and Cultural Justice" (NRF ES575484) (2016-2020).

The PDJ is a research group in expansion and it welcomes visiting academics and new collaborators in 2016 and 2017. Contact us for more information.


Group leader: Jonas Jakobsen

Last updated: October 2016. 


GMR reading group on the ethics of migration (Autumn 2017/Spring 2018)

On 14-15 June 2018, the GMR Research Project at the Department of Philosophy will be hosting a conference titled “Refugees and Minority Rights: Acceptable and Unacceptable Criteria for Accepting/Rejecting Refugees in a Non-ideal World.” In preparation for the conference, members of the GMR Reading Group will be meeting every other Thursday to discuss the works of the keynote speakers. Everyone is invited to join and participate in the discussions!

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Call for Papers

Refugees and minority rights: Acceptable and unacceptable criteria for accepting/rejecting refugees in a non-ideal world

14-15 June 2018 - UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Campus Tromsø

Submission deadline: 15 January 2018

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Workshop: Democracy in Context: Contemporary Themes in Ethics and Political Philosophy

Dates: June 10-11 2017

Venue: Longyearbyen

Organized by the Civic Constellation Group, Environmental Research Group (UiT) and Globalising Minority Rights.

For more information click Here.






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