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Call for Applications / Summer School / Political Violence / University of Edinburgh / 24 to 26 June 2015

Call for Applications

Political Violence

Perspectives from Law, History and Political Theory

University of Edinburgh / 24 to 26 June 2015

In June 2015 the University of Edinburgh will offer an interdisciplinary Summer School on Political Violence. This three-day event will give participants the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of an unrivalled panel of international experts in the field of war and political violence and to receive critical feedback on their own projects. The programme combines people and perspectives from History, Law and Political Science and will involve intensive scholarly discussions and social activities that allow participants to network with each other in a friendly environment in the scenic, culturally vibrant setting of the city of Edinburgh. Participants will include a diverse mix of academics, MA and PhD students from the Social Sciences and Humanities, and practitioners working in NGOs and legal institutions.


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Workshop Announcement: June 20, 2014 – Spectating and Acting: A Tension at the Heart of Democratic Politics

Workshop at the University of Edinburgh
June 20, 2014
Main Library Building, Room 1.11

Spectating and Acting
A Tension at the Heart of Democratic Politics

The detailed programme, including the abstracts of the presentations, can be found here:


  • Prof Carol C. Gould, City University of New York
  • Prof Jeffrey Green, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr Mihaela Mihai, University of York
  • Dr Andrew Schaap, University of Exeter


  • Prof Matthew Festenstein, University of York
  • Dr Philip Cook, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Rowan Cruft, University of Stirling
  • Prof Neil Walker, University of Edinburgh

Time and Place

The workshop takes place on June 20, 2014, in meeting room 1.11 of the University of Edinburgh’s main library building. It will run from 9:00 to 17:00. Directions to the venue can be found here:


Participation is free of charge, but the number of places is limited. Therefore, it is essential you register here:


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Chair in Political Theory at the University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh – School of Social and Political Science

We seek to appoint an outstanding candidate for a Chair in Political Theory, with a focus on the normative dimensions of public and international affairs. The Chair will be located in the Politics and International Relations subject area of the School of Social and Political Science.

The successful candidate will be internationally recognised as a leader in the research field; will possess teaching and supervision skills and experience of exceptional quality; and will further the School’s international reputation for research and its commitment to excellence in teaching and administration.


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