Monthly Archives: February 2013

CFA: Three postdoctoral research fellows — PluriCourts, University of Oslo

Three positions as postdoctoral research fellows (duration 3 years) are available at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway.

  1. Post-Doc 1 is in Political Science with a focus on the functioning or the effects of international courts and tribunals
  2. Post-Doc 2 is in Law with a focus on international courts and tribunals regarding trade
  3. Post-Doc 3 is in Political Philosophy/Political Theory with a focus on the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals.

Expected starting date at the latest September 1, 2013. The fellowships are for a period of three years with 10% teaching duties, and with an additional 10% of duties within the field of research administration (e.g. organizing conferences) of the PluriCourts Centre, details to be agreed. Salary based on salary level 57-65 (448 200-519 500 NOK per annum).


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Jobs in Political Theory/Political Philosophy at Manchester

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Political Theory
School of Social Sciences
The University of Manchester -Politics

Closing date: 11/03/2013
Reference: HUM-02340
Faculty / Organisational unit: Humanities
School / Directorate: School of Social Sciences
Division: Politics
Salary: £33,230 to £56,467
Employment type: Permanent
Hours per week: Full-time
Location: Oxford Road

Applications are invited for full-time, continuing Lectureships or Senior Lectureships in Political Theory, tenable from 1 April 2013. We expect to make two appointments which may be at either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level.

The successful candidates will join the Politics discipline area and be attached to the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT). Lectureship applicants must have, or be about to complete, a relevant PhD and demonstrate the potential to produce high quality publications and to provide excellent teaching. Senior Lectureship applicants must have established a strong record of publication and be experienced teachers at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. For both appointments, research and teaching interests should lie in core areas of analytical political theory. Applicants must be prepared to teach across undergraduate and postgraduate modules, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and make appropriate teaching and administrative contributions across Politics.


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Equality Exchange

Has something happened to the Equality Exchange? I haven’t visited the site for a while, but now I cannot find it. The last address I had for it was Sorry if this is old news.

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CONFERENCE:  “Democratic Rights – Democratic Duties”

Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, New South Wales

3-4th July 2013

The Faculty of Arts at Charles Sturt University organises a conference on the topic “Democratic Rights – Democratic Duties”. The event aims to bring together academics working in the humanities, to foster discussion over what rights and duties are bestowed upon citizens of democratic countries. Papers will cover topics such as political participation, the ethics of voting, just war theory, the language of democracy, human rights.


Jason Brennan (Georgetown, USA)


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Call for Papers: Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy. ISSN 2255-3827

call for papers


Las Torres de Lucca International Journal of Political Philosophy

 ISSN: 2255-3827

Las Torres de Lucca is an international peer-reviewed biannual publication featuring articles and book reviews of Political Philosophy in both English and Spanish. It is edited and published by Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

We welcome submissions. Articles must be original and unedited, presented as Open Office, Microsoft Word format or any other software fulfilling the features of the Open Document Format for Office  Applications.

Maximum length of the articles: 15000 words. (Book reviews: 2500 words). An abstract should be included (200 word max.) and keywords both in Spanish and English.


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Crooked Timber Seminar: The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism

K&J.Cover.2011Starting today Crooked Timber is rolling out this seminar (review symposium) on Jack Knight & James Johnson The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism (Princeton UP, 2011).  Contributors are Chris Ansell (Berkeley), Melissa Schwartzberg (Columbia), Peter Boettke (George Mason), Ingrid Robeyns (Erasmus), Adrian Vermeule (Harvard), Henry Farrell (George Washington) and Cosma Shalizi (Carnegie Mellon). Knight (Duke) and Johnson (Rochester) reply.

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