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One year full-time Research Fellowship in PPE, Centre for PPE, University of Groningen

The Centre for PPE at the University of Groningen is looking to appoint  a one year full-time RESEARCH FELLOW

For details and application forms, please see here:

Deadline for Applications is April 17, 2017.

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2nd CFP: 17th BIEN Congress, Portugal


17th BIEN Congress, Portugal

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17th BIEN Congress, Portugal

Dates: 25-27 September 2017

Location: Portuguese National Parliament

Portuguese Basic Income Week: 25-30 September 2017

Today basic income attracts the public’s attention as a potentially fair and realistic public policy. We can see this attention as important political parties in Europe have adopted the unconditional basic income as a policy objective.

Our 2017 congress will discuss the different aspects of the politics of a basic income under the general theme: Implementing a Basic Income. We invite submissions around (but not limited to) the topics below:

  • Economic models for a basic income
  • The economic case for and against UBI in Europe
  • Evaluations and prospects of various pilot projects
  • The politics of a basic income
  • The relation between basic income and other welfare benefits
  • The future of work and technological unemployment
  • The costs of poverty
  • Basic income, inequality and social injustice
  • Basic income, the family, and gender-based and group-based oppression
  • Results and strategies of communication regarding diffusion of a basic income

The above topics are not intended to limit the boundaries, but to set as references for a broader discussion. We invite all interested individuals and groups to participate. Those who want to present should submit abstracts (up to 300 words in English) to by March 31st 2017.


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2 PhD and 1 postdoc position in project “Private Property and Political Power in Liberal-Democratic Societies” at Utrecht University

These positions are part of a Free Competition project granted by the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO). The project investigates the link between private property and political power in liberal-democratic societies. The idea of property has always played an important role in political philosophy, in explaining and legitimizing the exercise of political authority. However, the exercise of property rights can also undermine political authority, by rivalling the power and functions of public organizations. This project aims to understand these linkages between property and legitimate political power, both against the historical background of the social contract tradition, and in the contemporary economic landscape marked by globalization, uncertainty about the capabilities of states to manage the economy and large inequalities in wealth. The subprojects focus on three distinct forms of private property (held by corporations, collectives, and individuals) to create a new theory of property-power relations which is able to evaluate claims to political legitimacy.


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REMINDER-DEADLINE, 1st of March: Three Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Theory

Post-doctoral Fellowships x3
Political Theory / Political Philosophy

University of Frankfurt /Free University of Berlin _ Centre for Advanced Studies “Justitia Amplificata: Rethinking Justice _ Applied and Global”

Closing date is March 1, 2017.

Duration and Starting Date: 12 Months, starting on either September 1 st or October 1 st 2017, according to the fellows’ convenience.

The Centre for Advanced Studies “Justitia Amplificata: Rethinking Justice _ Appplied and Global”, funded by the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and located at the University of Frankfurt with a branch at the Free University of Berlin is seeking to appoint three post-doctoral fellows in political theory/political philosophy for the academic year 2017/2018. The Fellows will be hosted by Frankfurt University at its Institute for Advanced Studies in Bad Homburg (near Frankfurt) and will be part of the Frankfurt academic community. They are invited to spend a certain period of time at the Free University Berlin for a research stay, details to be arranged.


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PhD position in Political Philosophy, Tromsø / Extended application deadline

Extended application deadline (17.3.2017) for a fully funded 3 year PhD position in Political Philosophy, at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.

The position is part of the Globalizing Minority Rights -project ( funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

For full details and how to apply:

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CfP: Climate Ethics and Climate Economics–Risk, Uncertainty and Catastrophe Scenarios

May 9th & 10th, University of Cambridge

Scholars have warned that there is an uncertain chance of runaway climate change that could devastate the planet. At least since Hans Jonas’s The Imperative of Responsibility, some have argued that even low-probability existential risks should be treated in a fundamentally different way. How should we act when we believe that there is a chance of a catastrophe, but cannot make reliable probability estimates? How much should we worry about worst-case scenarios? What should we do when experts disagree about whether catastrophe is possible?

These are some of the questions we will be posing at the fifth of six ESRC-funded workshops exploring issues where the ethics and economics of climate change intersect. It will be held at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.


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