Event Date/Time: May 17, 2006 End Date/Time: May 20, 2006
Early Registration Date: Jan 01, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Sep 29, 2006
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Religious, cultural and ethnic diversity together with international, political, and economic integration bring issues of tolerance and diversity to the forefront; and raise important questions for the semiotic analysis of law. Recent events have shown that tolerance and diversity remain under threat despite the best efforts of the international community, which has attempted through international conventions, treaties and national statutes, to stem the march of intolerance.

The 5 th International Round Tables for the Semiotics of Law invites contributors to reflect on the growing importance of Tolerance and Diversity in our international community and why attacks upon it have become so prolific. Contributors may choose to explore semiotic, rhetorical, pragmatic, sociolinguistic, psychological, philosophical and/or visual perspectives on the Law, Tolerance and Diversity.

Papers that examine the ways ‘actors' in our society (legislators, politicians, activists, movie producers, singers, painters, graffiti artists, photographers etc.) have provoked public discourse to confront intolerance, racism, nationalism and anti-Semitism are particularly welcome.

The Round Table will provide an opportunity for a general discussion of issues in the semiotics of law as well as open discussion to increase our knowledge about our “other's otherness” with respect to Law, Tolerance and Diversity.