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Political Theory Workshop: “Out of Line: Line-Standing, Queues, and Distributive Justice” by Elizabeth Cohen

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Speaker:  Elizabeth Cohen, Syracuse University

Title:  Out of Line: Line-Standing, Queues, and Distributive Justice

Topic:  PT Workshop

Time:  Friday, June 4th; 4:00pm PST

 

ZOOM LINK:

https://ucla.zoom.us/j/8217815316?pwd=dlU4enhrUTVBOVFSUFhRamJsd2dwdz09

 

Meeting ID:  821 781 5316

Passcode:  4289

 

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The password-protected paper is both attached and available on the PT website at

https://polisci.ucla.edu/events/workshops/political-theory-workshop

 

The password is (case-sensitive) UCLAtheory

 

Abstract:

Time is a fundamental ingredient of social justice. Yet political theory does not often directly interrogate the temporality of distributive justice. This paper examines one aspect of distributive justice and time. It looks at the impact of members of a society thinking of themselves to be waiting in queues to access political opportunities, goods, and standing. The process of “waiting in line” has become a common metaphor to describe the experience of seeking social and political mobility. Queues are associated with powerful social justice expectations and related emotions. Once people believe they have invested time waiting in line, they tend to treat their place in line to be a form of property, they expect the principle of first come first served to apply, and they react strongly to even a suggestion that a line has been “cut” or arbitrarily reordered. Such frames have important implications for how anyone seeking social mobility will regard immigrants, or anyone they believe should be behind them in a line.

Details

Date:
June 4
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue

Los Angeles, CA United States

Organizer

Belinda Sunnu
Phone:
(310)206-7558
Email:
bsunnu@polisci.ucla.edu

Details

Date:
June 4
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue

Los Angeles, CA United States

Organizer

Belinda Sunnu
Phone:
(310)206-7558
Email:
bsunnu@polisci.ucla.edu