Conference: Disobey! Understanding the Politics and Ethics of Disobedience, IPSA, RC31/SciencesPo Joint Conference

September 27-29, 2015
École Doctorale, SciencesPo, Paris
199 boulevard Saint-Germain, 3ème étage

Day 1: September 27
Welcome Word & Cocktail: 17:00

Day 2: September 28

9:30-10:00: coffee & croissants
1 Panel 1: Sorting Out Disobedience: Concepts and Types (1) – 10:00-11:30
(Moderator: Tom Theuns, SciencesPo)

Why Prometheus could not have disobeyed
(Andrew Knox, UCL)
Fighting Back: Rejection of Punishment in Civil Disobedience
(Jeanne Provencher, Keble College, Oxford)

11:30-11:45: coffee break

2 Panel 2: Constitutional Disobedience – 11h45-13h15
(Moderator: Maurits De Jongh, SciencesPo)


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CFP: Anti-Corruption and Democratic Development. Istanbul, June 23-26, 2016

Call For Papers and Panels
Eleventh International Conference of The International Development Ethics Association (IDEA)
Conference theme: Anti-Corruption and Democratic Development
Venue: Istanbul Technical University, June 23-26, 2016
Co-organizers: Sabanci University, Istanbul Technical University Department of Political Studies
Keynote Speakers:   Sarah Chayes (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to be confirmed), David Crocker (University of Maryland), Harsh Mander (Centre for Equity Studies, Delhi), and others

Conference theme:
The full breadth of ethical concern for international development is to be considered for conference presentations, but this eleventh IDEA conference has as its main focus the analysis of the roles of political corruption and anti-corruption within societies, in globalization, and in international development, as well as the modifying effects of democratic governance upon these.  Further details of call themes may be found at the conference website, at . (Alternative site: )
IDEA invites presentations from diverse theoretical, conceptual and applied perspectives including philosophical argument, empirical analysis, examinations of policy, and reports and proposals for policy and action informed by practitioner experience in development activities. The conference will engage scholars and practitioners from around the world and from a wide variety of disciplines and activities (including philosophy and other humanities, social sciences, educational sciences, policy studies, development, social work, NGOs, IGOs, local and global agencies and organizations, government officials and policy makers). IDEA particularly welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners in countries of the global South.
Submissions: Details on submission procedures will be issued on the conference website in September.
Panels deadline: 1 November 2015
Papers and Presentations deadline: 1 December 2015


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CFP: International Conference on Global Commons, Global Public Goods and Global Democracy

 Global Commons, Global Public Goods and Global Democracy

 International Conference, 22 and 23 February 2016                  


In the immediate aftermath of the end of the Cold War, the enthusiasm for cosmopolitan prospects led to a marked preoccupation for commonly-governed global goods. But this new interest took two very distinct routes. With the institutional support of the UNDP, a group of distinguished scholars coined the term “global public goods” to express and frame the challenges the reunited international community would urgently have to face. Drawing an analogy with the already-existing literature on public goods at the level of the nation-state, they suggested that a high-level of international coordination was required to overcome the structural underprovision of certain social goods on the global scene. The term has since then enjoyed a spectacular success and permeated much of the international policy discourse. Around the same time, many social activists across the world coalesced around the idea that “the world was not for sale”, i.e. that not all goods were meant to be commodified and that some areas of social life should remain governed as commons. The reference to a governance of the (global) commons as an alternative to both the state and the market became central in many transnational social movements and spread throughout the alterglobalization network.


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Two Postdocs Sydney

Two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are available as part of the research program of the Practical Justice Initiative within the philosophy stream of the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

 Postdoc 1 : Political or Moral Philosophy

A postdoctoral position is available as part of the research program of the Practical Justice Initiative within the philosophy stream of the School of Humanities and Languages. The area of specialisation is flexible within the field of moral and political philosophy. However, the program of research will be expected to enhance the research focus of the Practical Justice Initiative.  Major research areas currently being undertaken include topics within climate justice and contemporary egalitarianism.


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Call for applications 2 post-doctoral fellows, 48 months, University of Edinburgh

Postdoctoral Research Fellows – GREYZONE =&0=&h – Social and Political Science
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £31,342 to £37,394 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary 48 months
Placed on: 24th July 2015
Closes: 20th August 2015
Job Ref: 033775
We are seeking two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work with Dr Mihaela Mihai on an ERC-funded project entitled ‘Illuminating the “Grey Zone”: Addressing Complex Complicity in Human Rights Violations.’  Situated at the frontier between political science, political theory, history, literature and cinema, this project seeks to shift the focus of debates in Transitional Justice by focusing on the grey zone of collaborators, bystanders and indirect beneficiaries of injustice. You will have experience of conducting high quality academic research in a field relevant to this project, and should be willing to engage with a variety of literatures beyond the narrow confines of your own research field. These two posts are both full-time and fixed-term for 48 months. The posts are available from 1st January 2016. Closing Date: Thursday 20th August 2015 at 5pm (GMT) For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the ‘apply’ button below: The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
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Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group – Call for Presenters 2015/16

The Jurisprudence Discussion Group (JDG) is an informal and lively forum for discussing original work in the philosophy of law, based in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. Attendants are primarily research students from the faculty in addition to faculty members and graduate students from cognate disciplines. More information can be found at

We invite submissions for presentations of legal philosophical works in progress from established academics and graduate students. If you would like to present a paper in the 2015/16 academic year, in any area of legal philosophy, please send an abstract of no more than 500 words, together with biographical details, to the JDG Convenors at oxfordjdg[at]


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