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Call for Papers: Epistemic Perspectives on Democracy and the Market

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory


7th – 9th September 2016

Conveners: Michael Bennett (University of York) & Jonathan Benson (University of Manchester)

This workshop aims to stimulate a productive dialogue between those working on epistemic arguments for and against democracy and the market. We welcome papers focused exclusively on epistemic democracy, papers focused exclusively on epistemic arguments for markets, and papers which bring the two debates together.

Alongside the tradition of epistemic democracy there is an opposing tradition, including Hayekian economics, of epistemic arguments for markets. Both traditions reject idealised epistemic assumptions such as normative certainty and agreement (common in ideal theorising about justice) and perfect information (common in neoclassical economics). Instead, epistemic perspectives take the reality of ignorance and uncertainty as the starting point for institutional design, and place the creation, communication and use of knowledge at the centre of their analysis.


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Approaching deadline: CfP-Global (In-)Securities

Global Studies Association Annual Conference 2016

Global (In-)Securities

Centre for Global Justice, St Mary’s University College Belfast

29 June 2016 – 1 July 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Jef Huysmans (Queen Mary, University of London)

Professor Marysia Zalewski (Cardiff University)

‘Global (In-)Securities’ provides a platform to explore and discuss questions relating to the practices, technologies and experiences of securities and insecurities in a globalised world. In recognition of the complexities that pertain to the question of security and insecurity, relating to issues such as war and conflict, migration and the global economy, we want to probe multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives on global (in-)securities. While cognisant of the contribution from the field of security studies, we welcome paper and panel proposals from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and methodological perspectives.


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CFP: The First Annual PPE Society Meeting, March 17-19th, 2017

The new PPE Society is planning its first stand-alone meeting for March 17-19 2017 in New Orleans. With that event in mind we are now doing a CALL FOR PROPOSALS and SUBMISSIONS.

On the proposals side, if you have ideas for panels, or speakers, that you would like to organize, please write up the proposal, with a justification articulating its relevance to PPE, and submit it using the form you will find on the Society’s Call for Submissions page.

On the submissions side, if you have a paper you would like to present, please write up an abstract, making sure that it is anonymized, and submit it using the form you will find on the Society’s Call for Submissions page.


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CFA: MANCEPT Workshop: Conflicts on Public Reason


Giovanni Cogliandro – University of Rome Tor Vergata 


Yishai Mishor – Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

The concept of public reason has been used in contemporary debates both as an instrument to promote ideals of good life, and as a warrant against ideals of good life. This panel invites contributions from both points of view.

The workshop is aimed to analyse the tension between competing contemporary conceptions of public reason, with a peculiar focus on the interactions between political theory and legal philosophy. Within this debate, we will try also to assess the influence of the different declinations of liberal perfectionism on the activity of both governing officials and judges. The following is a non-exhaustive illustration of tensions we would suggest to discuss.


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CFP: Putting Truth in the Second Place: On Compromise, Religion and Politics

International conference hosted by the research project COMPROMISE, University of Copenhagen.

6th-7th December 2016.

Keynote Speakers: Cécile Laborde (University College London), Lorenzo Zucca (King’s College London) and Julie E. Cooper (Tel Aviv University).

Invited Speakers: Todd Weir (Queen’s University Belfast), Yolande Jansen (University of Amsterdam) and Carlo I. Accetti (The City College of New York).

Discussions on religion and politics have intensified in recent years and most of them have been as controversial as difficult to resolve. Examples include the exposure of religious symbols in public spaces, tensions between various human rights and religion (such as Western promotion of religious freedom abroad), and historical and current compromises between political and religious actors (for instance public funding of religious communities).


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Seminar Transnational Solidarity: Setting the Boundaries

Friday, 1 April 2016
Center for Transnational Legal Studies, 37-39 High Holborn – London WC1V 6AA

Organized by Center for Transnational Legal Studies and REScEU Project

10.00 – 10.15: Introduction. Francesco Costamagna, University of Turin/CTLS

10.15 – 10.45: Europe’s Solidarity Compass in a Demoi-cratic Perspective. Kalypso Nicolaïdis, University of Oxford
10.45 – 11.15: Debate

11.15 – 11.45: The Contested Spatial Politics of Trasnational Solidarity. Maurizio Ferrera, University of Milan
11.45 – 12.15: Debate

12.15 – 13.30: Lunch break

13.30 – 14.00: The Idea of Transnational Solidarity. Andrea Sangiovanni, King’s College
14.00 – 14.30: Debate


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