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Annual Oxford Conference of the Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought

=&0=& (details below), to be held  Thursday January 9 to Saturday January 11 2014=&1=&=&2=& The latest version of the programme is on our website at and will be updated with new details over the next couple of         weeks. To keep up to date =&3=&: @PolThought and =&4=& (don’t forget to tick  ‘get notifications’): Ïf you have any questions, please contact the conference  administrator, Sarah Glatte, on this email address. Please forward this information to any non-members who may be interested; or to relevant mailing lists.  In particular, this year one  session of the conference will be given by the winner of the new  Cambridge University Press sponsored prize;  there will be a  special session on professional development for graduate students, and in addition to the usual discounted conference registration fee for graduate students we are offering a         specially priced Friday day pass including all meals.  =&5=& We look forward to seeing you in Oxford in January.
Yours sincerely Gary Browning, Elizabeth Frazer, conference convenors. Moya Lloyd, Chris Brooke, academic convenors. The Political  Thought Conference


Thursday January   9 to Saturday January 11 2014


St Catherine’s College  Oxford

Academic Convenors:  Moya Lloyd, Loughborough University, and Chris Brooke, University of Bristol.

Papers are selected by the academic convenors.  All sessions are plenary and consist of a single paper followed by discussion.


Sam Chambers, Johns Hopkins;             Diana Coole Queen Mary UL; Avner De-Shalit, Hebrew             University Jerusalem; James Harris, St Andrews;  Justine             Lacroix, Universite libre de Bruxelles;  Iain McDaniel,             University College London; Aletta Norval, Essex University;              Laura Valentini, London School of Economics. read more...

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45 Post doctoral Fellowships at the EUI in Florence

The Max Weber Programme offers 1- and 2-year fellowships. Two year fellowships involve additional academic activities in the EUI departments, such as limited graduate teaching. The annual deadline for applications for these Max Weber Fellowships is 25 October but please note that, after 25 October 2013 and up to 25 March 2014, applications for self-funded fellowships are considered on a first-come first-served basis for as long as there is capacity in the Max Weber Programme.

The Max Weber Programme is Europe’s largest postdoctoral programme in the social sciences and humanities. It is funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and hosted by the European University Institute in Florence where the research community of professors, researchers and fellows provides an excellent environment for the Programme.

The Programme, open to all nationalities, is designed for junior post-docs who have received a doctorate in economics, law, history, social and political sciences, or a related field – including social and political and legal theory/philosophy, and intellectual history/history of social, political and legal thought, within the last 5 years and who want to advance in their research and academic training, in an active multidisciplinary environment before entering the international job market, or in the early stages of their academic careers. Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments and potential, their academic career interests, and the availability of the EUI faculty to provide mentorship. read more...

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Oxford Political Thought Conference 2014: competition for graduate students

The UK and Ireland Association for Political Thought invites graduate students registered at any UK or Irish university, engaged in research in the field of political thought, to submit papers for presentation at the Political Thought Conference 2014, to be held in Oxford January 9-11 2014. The academic convenors for the conference (Chris Brooke, Bristol and Moya Lloyd, Loughborough) will select one paper to be included in the conference programme. The winning candidate will be given free conference registration, accommodation, meals and travel expenses.

Papers, in Word format, should be about 5000 words in length not including full citations and bibliography. A cover sheet should include author’s name and contact details, title of the paper, and an abstract. read more...

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2 Postdoctoral Research Associates at UCL



Research Associate (Post-Doctoral) x 2

Grade 7

Post/ Hours per week (%FTE) 2 Full-time posts / (at 36.5 hours per week)

Salary £32,375 – £39,132 per annum inclusive of London allowance (starting salary at £32,375 per annum)

Duties and Responsibilities

The School of Public Policy, UCL wishes to appoint two full-time Postdoctoral Research Associates to work with Professor Cécile Laborde on an ERC (European Research Council) funded research project entitled ‘Is Religion Special? Secularism and Religion in Contemporary Legal and Political Theory’. This 5-year-long project interrogates the special status of religion (ethics, epistemology and practices) in western political and legal theory, and assesses the normative implications of the contemporary shift towards ‘post-secular’ approaches for the relationship between politics and religion. read more...

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January 2013 APT newsletter

The Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought (APT) is now recognised by HEFC as a learned society with the standing to be consulted on a variety of research issues. So members were able to defend the interests of political theory in the UK Research Excellence Framework – we nominated four people for the Politics panel and succeeded in securing the appointment of one of them – Richard Bellamy – thereby increasing the number of theorists by one.

We have been working on engagement with research councils – Jeremy Jennings has represented us at various meetings of the AHRC, and we submitted comments on the AHRC strategic plan. We also successfully nominated Richard Bellamy, Thom Brooks and David Owen to the Peer Review College of the AHRC. We have submitted suitably critical views on the Open Access proposals and will be nominating candidates for the ESRC research committee. read more...

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CRISPP £500 2012 Essay Prize

Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP) is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 £500 essay prize for the best article published in volume 15 (2012) is Sylvie Loriaux for her article:

Fairness in international economic cooperation: moving beyond Rawls’s duty of assistance, Vol.15 Iss.1 (2012) pp. 19-39

The judges explain why this outstanding article was selected:

Loriaux argues that developed societies owe to their developing counterparts a duty of assistance that goes beyond conferring minimal levels of liberal democratic governance. In this, Loriaux makes a case for advanced systems extending egalitarian distributive justice beyond the domestic, and into the interstate, sphere. Loriaux calmly pushes back against a ream of opposing theory, cleverly deploys the WTO as a concrete test, persuasively countering the broad theory via consideration of a particular institutional arrangement. read more...

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