PhD position in Political Philosophy at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø

Applications are called for a fully funded 4 year PhD position in Political Philosophy, under the general heading of Cosmopolitan Global Justice and Minority Rights at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.

Deadline for applications is 17th August 2015.
For full call for applications:

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CFP: “Global Justice: Radical Perspectives” (Special Issue of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric)

CFP: “Global Justice: Radical Perspectives”

 Special Issue of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric

Edited by Maeve McKeown (Frankfurt) and Alasia Nuti (Cambridge)

The Global Justice debate is, for the most part, a liberal debate. For four decades, theorists have pondered over the exact scope of liberal distributive justice and the precise content of our duties. This special issue aims to take a step back and ask whether the liberal framework is the best one to address the question of injustice at the global level to begin with. In particular, it aims to analyse whether the liberal paradigm lacks the conceptual tools fully to understand, critique and remedy global injustices.


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2nd Call for Abstracts: The Ethics of Boycotting (special issue)

We are inviting abstracts for a collection that will be submitted as a special issue of the Journal of Applied Philosophy, on the ethical issues surrounding the practice of boycotting. Recent years have seen an increase in boycotting as a tool of social activism. Examples include the BDS’s campaign against the state of Israel, the calls from LGBT and human rights organisations against the 2014 Sochi Games and the 2022 Qatar World Cup, and the campaign against Amazon launched by ethical consumerism groups. Among academics in general, and philosophers in particular, there is also a growing interest in the theory and praxis of boycotting (e.g. economic, academic, political, cultural). However, despite considerable informal discussion in various professional fora and on social media, the topic of boycotting has thus far attracted surprisingly little systematic scholarly attention from moral, political or legal philosophers. This is a significant gap in academic philosophy, as boycotting as a form of moral and political action raises a range of important ethical questions, including:


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CFP: Economic Justice and Political Action (Barcelona, October 7-9, 2015)

Conference: “Economic Justice and Political Action”
University de Barcelona – October 7, 8 and 9, 2015

Keynote speakers:

Paula Casal (ICREA-UPF)
Antoni Domènech (UB)
Rainer Forst (Goethe Frankfurt)
Susana Narotzky (UB)
César Rendueles (UCM)
Lea Ypi (LSE)

Submission guidelines:

The conference, organized by the UB Political Philosophy Seminar, will take place in October, 7, 8, and 9, 2015 in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Barcelona (in the historic city center). The conference will host paper presentations in the morning and two keynote presentations each afternoon.

Submission deadline is June 30, 2015. Submitted papers should be no longer than ten pages, Times New Roman 12 pt. 1.5 line spacing. They should include an abstract and a list of five keywords. To enable blind review, the name and institutional affiliation of the author should be removed and placed in an accompanying file. Both documents should be sent to


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Final CfA: Disobey! Understanding the Politics and Ethics of Disobedience (3 graduate grants available)

Disobey! Understanding the Politics and Ethics of Disobedience
Sciences Po & IPSA RC 31 Conference
Paris, September 27-29, 2015
Key-note Speakers: Kimberley Brownlee (University of Warwick),
Frédéric Gros (Sciences Po)

Organizing & Selection Committee:

Astrid von Busekist (Sciences Po), Fréderic Gros (Sciences Po), John Medearis (University of California Riverside), Andrei Poama (Sciences Po), Maurits de Jongh (Sciences Po)

IPSA’s Research Committee on Political Philosophy (RC31) and Sciences Po, Paris are pleased to announce that a jointly organized conference on disobedience will be taking place at Sciences Po, Paris. The purpose of this conference is to explore the content and to assess the force of contemporary injunctions to disobey. In doing so, we want to step back from those dominant views that concentrate primarily on the question of civil disobedience, and see if there are other less visible forms of disobedience that demand closer theoretical scrutiny. Our conceptual bet is that disobedience does not have to be civil in order for it to matter politically and ethically. We intend to ask what is the meaning of disobedience, reflect on how disobedience gives rise to particular social movements and ideals, analyze the extent to which the morality of disobedient acts is practice-dependent, and think about whether there are categorically distinct types of disobedience.


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Book Launch ‘From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth’

gourevitch book launch

Alex Gourevitch (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brown University) will present his new book ‘From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth: Labor and Republican Liberty in the Nineteenth Century’ (Cambridge University Press, 2015) at Oxford University at 5:30pm,  25th June 2015.

Attendees are invited to attend a drinks reception after the book launch in the Manor Road Building common area, sponsored by Cambridge University Press. Flyers with a 20% discount on the book price will also be available.

Event details available at:


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