CFP: MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, Session on “Ideal and Nonideal Theory”

9th Annual MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory

CFP: session on “Ideal and Nonideal Theory”

Where: Manchester Centre for Political Theory, University of Manchester

When: September 5-7, 2012

Conference Organizers: Chris Mills (workshop administrator), Thomas Porter, Jonathan Quong, James Pattison, Stephen De Wijze

Session Organizer: Marcus Arvan

Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2012

The MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory is an annual conference at the University of Manchester on selected topics in political theory. Each session will consist of a reading and discussion of 3-12 selected papers.  The present CFP invites full paper submissions for a session on “ideal” and “nonideal theory.” Potential paper topics include (but are by no means limited to) the following: What is the proper role of “ideal theorizing” in political theory?  How well do existing ideal theories apply to nonideal conditions?  Should nonideal theory be guided by, or independent of, ideal theory?  If nonideal theory should be guided by ideal theory, how?

If you would like to present a paper in this session, please submit a full paper and abstract to no later than June 1st, 2012. Please also include a separate cover sheet indicating your name, professional status (faculty, graduate student, independent researcher, etc.), and institutional affiliation. Papers may be of any length suitable for a peer-reviewed journal article. Please note that participants are responsible for seeking their own funding for travel/lodging/etc. For further details or questions, please contact Decision notices will be emailed by June 14th, 2012.

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