The Working group was established after a BISA Special Workshop on Cosmopolitanism, Distributive Justice and Violence in May 1998. Papers from the workshop are published in the Special Issue of Global Society (volume 14 December 2000).
The group organizes panels at most annual BISA conferences and holds regular workshops. The Working Group also held a joint meeting with the Development Studies Association study group on Development Ethics.
Papers from the second Special Workshop have been published in a collection entitled The Political Economy of New Slavery, edited by Christien van den Anker, Palgrave, 2004.
Dr. Christien van den Anker University of Birmingham