Conferences and Workshops

Capabilities Approach

Applying the Capabilities Approach to Media and Communication
Hilton Prague, Lower Level, Madrid Room
May 24, 2018

An ICA 2018 Preconference sponsored by the Institute for Information Policy at Penn State and the Journal of Information Policy

 

9.00-9.10 OPENING REMARKS – the organising committee

9.10-10.40
PANEL 1:FREEDOM AND JUSTICE

Chair: Robin Mansell, London School of Economics, UK

Max Hänska, De Montfort University, UK: Two Communicative Conceptions of Justice

Dorothea Kleine, University of Sheffield, UK: Boundary Objects in Engaged Research for Global Social Justice: Applying the Capabilities Approach through the Choice Framework and Related Tools

Andrew Kenyon, University of Melbourne, Australia: The Conditions of Freedom: Human Capabilities and Free Speech

Kari Karpinnen, University of Helsinki, Finland: Freedom Without Idealization: The Capabilities Approach and Freedom of Communication

10.40-11.00: COFFEE BREAK

11.00-12.30

PANEL 2: CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION

Chair: Heather Ford, University of New South Wales, Australia

Giles Moss, Stephen Coleman, Anna De Liddo, Alvaro Martinez-Perez, Louise Pears, University of Leeds/The Open University, UK: Citizen Capabilities and Real-Time Audience Responses to Political Messages

Mary Angela Bock, The University of Texas at Austin, USA: Voice and Visibility in the Digital Age: Visual Literacy as a Contemporary Human Capability

Simon Dawes, Université de Versailles(UVSQ), France: An Account of Oneself: Voice, Capabilities and Cultural Citizenship

David Hesmondhalgh, University of Leeds, UK: Justifying Government Support for Media, Culture and the Arts: Might Capabilities Theories Help?

12.30-1.10 LUNCH

1.10-2.00

KEYNOTE: NICK COULDRY, London School of Economics, UK

Chair: Amit Schejter, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel/Penn State University, USA

2.00-3.15
PANEL 3:TECHNOLOGIES AND RIGHTS

Chair: Jonathan Ong, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Becky Faith, Institute of Development Studies, UK: Using Affordances and Capabilities to Explore Inequalities in Technology Use

Tom Jacobson, Temple University, USA: Sen’s Capabilities Approach and the Measurement of Communication Outcomes

Amit Schejter, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel/Penn State University, USA: Human Rights as a Mechanism for the Realization of Capabilities: The Case of the Right to Communicate

3.15-3.30 COFFEE BREAK

3.30-4.45
PANEL 4: EXTENDING CAPABILITIES

Chair: David Hesmondhalgh, University of Leeds, UK

Noam Tirosh, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel: Memory as Capability

Torgeir Uberg Nærland, University of Bergen, Norway: Enabled by Humor? Minority Youth, Humor and Broadcasting Policy in Norway

Simona Bonini Baldini, Italy: Narrative Capability: Self-recognition and Mutual Recognition in Refugees' Storytelling

4.45-5.00
CLOSING REMARKS