Monthly Archives: November 2011

CFP: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Authority Beyond States, Paris, 3-4 May 2012

For its third international Authority Beyond States workshop, the AUSTAT network invites submissions from political philosophy, international and comparative constitutional law, and political science to address the exercise of authority by international institutions.

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Conference on Poverty, Coercion, and Human Rights

 Loyola University (Chicago) is sponsoring a conference on “Poverty, Coercion, and Human Rights,” to be held April 13-15, 2012.  Confirmed speakers include Amy Allen, Claudia Card, John Christman, Ann Cudd, Leslie P. Francis, Hille Haker, David Ingram, Alison Jaggar, Christine Koggel, Diana Tietjens Meyers, James Nickel, Thomas Pogge, Tisha Rajendra, and Alan Wertheimer.  For further information, or to register, please contact Randall Newman, or 773-503-2373.

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The European Society for the History of Political Thought (ESHPT) will hold its 2nd conference at the University of Athens, Greece between 19-21 January 2012. The conference theme shall be “Athenian Legacies: European Debates on Citizenship”.

Contact: Professor Paschalis Kitromilides (e-mail:

For more information go to

Dr. Evangelia Sembou
Convenor, Political Thought Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom

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On Fabre’s Cosmopolitan War

On Fabre’s Cosmopolitan War

17 May, 2012
Arthur Lewis Building
University of Manchester

The Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT) is delighted to host a conference on Professor Cécile Fabre’s forthcoming book, Cosmopolitan War (Oxford University Press). The book provides a series of incisive and challenging arguments regarding cosmopolitan principles for just war. Fabre argues for unconventional views regarding wars of national self-defence, humanitarian interventions, subsistence wars, civil wars, mercenaries, the use of human shields in wartime, and other important issues in the ethics of war and warfare. read more...

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CFP: ON THE SCOPE OF DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE: Relational and Non-relational Views


Organized by the Department of Political Science, CEU and the Global Justice Network

  July 5-7, 2012, Central European University, Budapest

Keynote speakers:

Simon Caney (Oxford University)

Samuel Scheffler (New York University)

Should duties of distributive justice extend to humanity at large or be limited to compatriots? The debate about the proper scope of distributive duties explores whether the concern with individual distributive shares is grounded in our shared humanity, as cosmopolitans claim, or rather duties of justice arise only among those who are subject to the same coercive political institutions, participate in a shared social practice, or share in the same culture, as proponents of the so-called practice-dependent view hold. Parallel to this debate, discussions in the theory of justice have focused increasingly on the problem whether an egalitarian distribution of social resources has independent moral significance, as distributive conceptions propose, or instead any profile of distribution is morally desirable only insofar that it advances egalitarian social and political relations, as social-relational conceptions of justice claim. The workshop aims to bring together these two debates in contemporary political theory, with the expectation that insights from one may shed new light on problems discussed in the other. We especially welcome papers that aim to bridge the two problems, but also interested in papers with new insights in either of the two fields. We welcome papers that discuss general theoretical problems as well as those with a practical political focus. read more...

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Tenure track position in Feminist Bioethics at Oakland University

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