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Moral Philosophy and Politics

Editor-in-Chief: Schefczyk, Michael

Managing Editor: Schmidt-Petri, Christoph

Ed. by Meyer, Lukas Heinrich / Peacock, Mark / Schaber, Peter

CiteScore 2018: 0.41

Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.565

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    Aims and Scope

    Moral Philosophy and Politics (MOPP) is an international, peer-reviewed journal which invites the submission of original philosophical articles on issues of public relevance. ‘Public relevance’ is to be understood in a broad sense. Of particular interest to the journal are the philosophical assessment of policy and its normative basis, analyses of the philosophical underpinnings or implications of political debate and reflection on the justice or injustice of the social and political structures which regulate human action.

    MOPP is committed to the ideal of clarity, evidence-based thinking and intellectual openness; interdisciplinary work and historical approaches will be considered as long as they are relevant to contemporary issues. MOPP will consider publishing both theoretical and meta-ethical work as well as work concerned with conceptual problems, if such work sheds light on political, moral, economic and social issues of contemporary societies. Contributors are expected to make clear how their work relates to these issues.


    Type of Publication:
    Politics; Ethics; Public Debates

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Call for Papers: Moral Philosophy and Politics Special Issue 

    "Children’s and adolescents’ rights" 

    Guest editors: Anca Gheaus and Sabine Hohl

    Recent philosophical work on children and childhood has revealed many new questions concerning children’s and adolescents’ moral and legal rights: First, many of the questions concerning minors’ rights might be more fruitfully analysed by drawing a distinction between children’s and adolescents’ normative situation. Second, children’s and adolescents’ rights in particular areas need more scrutiny: Their rights to free association, economic rights, and rights regarding the expression of their sexuality and gender identity. Third, it is often assumed that parents have some authority over how children and adolescents may exercise their rights, and that parents can give surrogate consent on behalf of their children. But it is also increasingly recognized that children and adolescents ought, in some cases, to be allowed to give or deny consent themselves – be it in a medical context or with regard to custodial decisions. There is therefore a need to further investigate the rights of children and adolescents with regard to consent.

    Moral Philosophy and Politics invites, by October 10, 2019,contributions between 3000 and 8000 words to the ongoing debate about children’s and adolescents’ moral and legal rights. We encourage potential authors to address questions such as:

    - What are the differences between the justification of children’s, adolescents’ and adults’ moral rights? What are the differences with regard to the content of children’s, adolescents’ and adults’ rights?

    - What is the scope of parental authority over the exercise of children’s and adolescents’ moral rights? Under what conditions can parents give surrogate consent for their children? 

    - What rights do children have with respect to their custodians? Do children have a right to have parents? Do they have a right to continuity of care? What are the rights of children of divorce with respect to continuing, or discontinuing, the relationships with their parents? Should adolescents be allowed to unilaterally end a parent’s right to custody? What are the moral rights of fostered children?

    - Should children or adolescents have a legal right to vote, to join a political party, or to run for office? 

    - Should children ever have a legal right to hold paid employment, and if yes, under what circumstances?

    - What rights do children and adolescents have to express their sexual orientation and gender identity?

    - Do children or adolescents have a right to free association, for example, to freely choose their friends?

    - Should children or adolescents be able to consent (or refuse to consent) to medical procedures? Are there cases in which a requirement of parental consent or parental notification for medical procedures is justified? 

    - What moral rights do children and adolescents have to practice a religion of their own choosing or to leave a religion practiced by their custodians?

    Submissions will undergo double-blind refereeing. This process is organized by the MOPP’s main editors, who make the final publication decisions.

    Instructions for Authors

    Manuscripts can be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mopp.

    Please follow the author guidelines before submitting a manuscript: https://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s21945624_Instructions_for_authors.pdf

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    Lukas Meyer, Graz; Mark Peacock, Toronto; Peter Schaber, Zürich; Michael Schefczyk, Lüneburg.

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    Editorial Information


    Michael Schefczyk (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

    Founding Editors

    Lukas Meyer (Graz University, Austria)
    Mark Peacock (York University, Canada)
    Peter Schaber (Zürich University, Switzerland)
    Michael Schefczyk (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

    Managing Editor

    Christoph Schmidt-Petri (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany)

    Editorial Board

    Elizabeth Anderson (University of Michigan)
    Arthur Applbaum (Harvard University)
    Dieter Birnbacher (Düsseldorf University)
    Rüdiger Bittner (Bielefeld University)
    Idil Boran (York University)
    John Broome (Oxford University)
    Simon Caney (Oxford University)
    Paula Casal (ICREA/Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)
    Stephen Darwall (Yale University)
    Andreas Føllesdal (Oslo University)
    Rainer Forst (Frankfurt University)
    Stephen Gardiner (University of Washington)
    Stefan Gosepath (Frankfurt University)
    David Heyd (Hebrew University)
    Wilfried Hinsch (Cologne University)
    Duncan Ivison (Sydney University)
    Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt University Berlin)
    Matt Matravers (University of York)
    Kirsten Meyer (Humboldt University Berlin)
    David Miller (Oxford University)
    Nenad Miscevic (Maribor University)
    Susan Neiman (Einstein Forum)
    Elif Özmen (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
    Nigel Pleasants (University of Exeter)
    Thomas Pogge (Yale University)
    Mathias Risse (Harvard University)
    Sam Scheffler (New York University)
    Thomas Schmidt (Humboldt University Berlin)
    Ralf Stoecker (Potsdam University)
    Adam Swift (University of Warwick)
    John Tasioulas (University College London)
    Leif Wenar (King’s College London)
    Andrew Williams (ICREA/Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)
    Lea Ypi (London School of Economics)

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