Category Archives: Calls for Papers

Still inviting abstracts for panel on normative democratic theory at ECPR Oslo

We are looking to submit the below panel proposal to the ECPR General Conference, 6-9 September 2017 in Oslo, and are still inviting abstracts for this via an open call – deadline coming up very soon:

Locating deliberative democracy’s normative principles in real-world political practice

Panel chairs: Andrew Knops (Birmingham), Marit Hammond (Keele)

Deliberative democracy was conceived as a theory of democratic legitimacy. Since its inception, however, much effort has been devoted to considering how its principles might apply to real-world practice. The most comprehensive of these confront the ‘mass public’ sphere of decision-making in electoral democracies as a whole. The problems of scale and diversity raised at this level present formidable challenges to such attempts at application.


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ECPR Oslo Call for papers

Dear all,

Consider submitting a paper or panel for the Oslo meeting of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) in September 6-9, 2017 for the International Political Theory section that Peter Niesen (Hamburg) and I (Carmen Pavel, King’s College London) have put together. The deadline is FEBRUARY 15. Please find a description of the call for papers below.

You can propose a panel or paper for our section here

on the right hand side of the page where there are links for ‘Propose a paper’ and ‘Propose a panel’.

If you are not a member of our section, please consider joining. You will need to create an account and under MYECPR, go to Groups and Networks/Current Groups and Networks and select from the list International Political Theory. We look forward to seeing you in Oslo, Norway!


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CfP: Political Human Rights under Pressure, Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik/Croatia, 3-9 September 2017

Course topic: Political Human Rights under Pressure
Course dates: 3-9 September 2017
Course location: Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik/Croatia
Submission deadline: 1 April 2017

The annual course “The Diversity of Human Rights” addresses different problems within the human rights discourse. The course aims at an interdisciplinary debate, especially between philosophy, jurisprudence, and political science. Furthermore, the course intends to establish a dialogue between researchers and human rights activists from the region.

This year’s course topic focuses on the meaning and development of human rights of political participation (especially article 18 to 21 of the UDHR) and the options to strengthen these rights in the light of the recent political and social pressure on them.


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FINAL CFP: Arendt Studies (Submission deadline: 15 February 2017)

Reminder that the deadline for the first volume of Arendt Studies is 15 February 2017.

Arendt Studies is a new journal devoted to the study of the life, work and legacy of Hannah Arendt. It publishes peer-reviewed research articles, review essays and books reviews from all relevant areas. Information regarding submission procedure is available here:

All editorial inquiries should be sent to:

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Call for Papers: Gender on the International Bench, Oslo March 23-24

There is currently a marked gender inequality among the members of the international courts. Why is there this skewed representation, what – if anything –  is problematic with it – and what might be done to correct it?

The workshop is an activity of two major research centres that study international courts, based in Oslo and Copenhagen, and will take place in Oslo, Norway,  March 23-24 2017 .

Further information is at–call-for-papers.pdf

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Call for Papers and Registration: Conference on Humanitarian Ethics and Action at Birmingham

The 3rd Annual Conference of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics
University of Birmingham
1st – 2nd June 2017
Theme: Humanitarian Ethics and Action

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Simon Caney (Oxford)
Cecile Fabre (Oxford)
Helen Frowe (Stockholm)
Hugo Slim (ICRC)

Plus a public lecture by:

Leif Wenar (KCL)

The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at Birmingham is pleased to announce its third annual conference, on the theme of humanitarian ethics and action (broadly construed).

The conference will feature both invited keynote speakers, speakers selected from a CFP, and a public lecture. For further information, and for details on how to register to attend, please see the conference website, at:


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