Author Archives: Andre Santos Campos

About Andre Santos Campos

Andre Santos Campos (PhD), Assistant Professor, Nova Institute of Philosophy, Nova University of Lisbon. His current research concentrates on issues that connect contemporary political theory with jurisprudence and intellectual history, such as the concepts of sovereignty, political representation and intergenerational justice, on which he has published in a wide range of journals. Recent books include, as editor, "Challenges to Democratic Participation" (Lexington, 2014), "Spinoza and Law" (Ashgate, 2014), "Spinoza: Basic Concepts" (Imprint Academic, 2016); and, as author, "Jus sive Potentia" (CFUL, 2010) and "Spinoza’s Revolutions in Natural Law" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012), "

CFP: Political Identity on the Theshold

Call for papers: Political Identity on the Threshold
Location: Nova University of Lisbon, September 10-11 2018

Keynote: Richard Bellamy (University College, London; European University Institute)

Political identity is historically related to social identity, that is, to how people recognize themselves as members of some larger aggregate grouping. In this sense, it involves an exclusion process whereby ‘we’ are distinguished from ‘them’ and an inclusion process whereby who or what one is can be defined in terms of where one has come from and where one is going. The most common forms of political identity are traced back to nationalist claims associated with states, but even political parties or other social movements came to represent the needs and interests of certain key identities (‘the working class’, ‘the British people’, ‘the environmentalists’), and their success was built largely on their ability to connect to those sharing such characteristics. read more...

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FINAL CFP: Social Contract Theory: Past, Present, and Future

CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference

Social Contract Theory: Past, Present, and Future

University of Lisbon, 15th-16th May 2014

 

Social contract theories are typically philosophical attempts to explain the origins of society and the legitimacy of political institutions over individuals. They are based upon the presupposition that society and its connecting political structures are formed by an agreement (or a set of agreements) whose contracting parties are individuals.

The last few decades, however, have witnessed the appearance of serious challenges to the idea of the social contract. International organizations, transnational corporations, lobbyists, investment funds, and ONG’s (all of which are neither individuals nor parties to social contracts) seem quite often more capable than actual individuals or elected representatives of influencing political decision-making processes. Moreover, the network structure of human relations provided by globalization makes it possible for individuals to establish more intense connections with individuals who are not parties to the same contractual cohesive model rather than with fellow citizens. read more...

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CFP – Social Contract Theory: Past, Present, and Future

CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference

Social Contract Theory: Past, Present, and Future

University of Lisbon, 15th-16th May 2014

Social contract theories are typically philosophical attempts to explain the origins of society and the legitimacy of political institutions over individuals. They are based upon the presupposition that society and its connecting political structures are formed by an agreement (or a set of agreements) whose contracting parties are individuals.

The last few decades, however, have witnessed the appearance of serious challenges to the idea of the social contract. International organizations, transnational corporations, lobbyists, investment funds, and ONG’s (all of which are neither individuals nor parties to social contracts) seem quite often more capable than actual individuals or elected representatives of influencing political decision-making processes. Moreover, the network structure of human relations provided by globalization makes it possible for individuals to establish more intense connections with individuals who are not parties to the same contractual cohesive model rather than with fellow citizens. read more...

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CFP – Challenges to Participation in Democracy

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Conference – Challenges to Participation in Democracy

University of Lisbon, Faculty of Letters, 16th-17th May 2013

Recent political events have brought the problem of political participation to a new light by promoting active participation in ‘occupy movements’ that do not require (and even tend to escape from) traditional political institutions. What was once regarded in Western democracies as a general attitude of passive acquiescence coexisting with an occasional slothful dissent has turned into a cry out for active participation in actual decision-making processes. read more...

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