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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Decision notices will be emailed by June 14th, 2012.