CFP: Economic Justice and Political Action (Barcelona, October 7-9, 2015)

Conference: “Economic Justice and Political Action”
University de Barcelona – October 7, 8 and 9, 2015

Keynote speakers:

Paula Casal (ICREA-UPF)
Antoni Domènech (UB)
Rainer Forst (Goethe Frankfurt)
Susana Narotzky (UB)
César Rendueles (UCM)
Lea Ypi (LSE)

Submission guidelines:

The conference, organized by the UB Political Philosophy Seminar, will take place in October, 7, 8, and 9, 2015 in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Barcelona (in the historic city center). The conference will host paper presentations in the morning and two keynote presentations each afternoon.

Submission deadline is June 30, 2015. Submitted papers should be no longer than ten pages, Times New Roman 12 pt. 1.5 line spacing. They should include an abstract and a list of five keywords. To enable blind review, the name and institutional affiliation of the author should be removed and placed in an accompanying file. Both documents should be sent to


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Final CfA: Disobey! Understanding the Politics and Ethics of Disobedience (3 graduate grants available)

Disobey! Understanding the Politics and Ethics of Disobedience
Sciences Po & IPSA RC 31 Conference
Paris, September 27-29, 2015
Key-note Speakers: Kimberley Brownlee (University of Warwick),
Frédéric Gros (Sciences Po)

Organizing & Selection Committee:

Astrid von Busekist (Sciences Po), Fréderic Gros (Sciences Po), John Medearis (University of California Riverside), Andrei Poama (Sciences Po), Maurits de Jongh (Sciences Po)

IPSA’s Research Committee on Political Philosophy (RC31) and Sciences Po, Paris are pleased to announce that a jointly organized conference on disobedience will be taking place at Sciences Po, Paris. The purpose of this conference is to explore the content and to assess the force of contemporary injunctions to disobey. In doing so, we want to step back from those dominant views that concentrate primarily on the question of civil disobedience, and see if there are other less visible forms of disobedience that demand closer theoretical scrutiny. Our conceptual bet is that disobedience does not have to be civil in order for it to matter politically and ethically. We intend to ask what is the meaning of disobedience, reflect on how disobedience gives rise to particular social movements and ideals, analyze the extent to which the morality of disobedient acts is practice-dependent, and think about whether there are categorically distinct types of disobedience.


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Book Launch ‘From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth’

gourevitch book launch

Alex Gourevitch (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brown University) will present his new book ‘From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth: Labor and Republican Liberty in the Nineteenth Century’ (Cambridge University Press, 2015) at Oxford University at 5:30pm,  25th June 2015.

Attendees are invited to attend a drinks reception after the book launch in the Manor Road Building common area, sponsored by Cambridge University Press. Flyers with a 20% discount on the book price will also be available.

Event details available at:


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Third Graduate Political Theory Conference, 11-12 June, SciencesPo, Paris

Keynote Speaker: Seyla Benhabib

Thursday, June 11, 98 rue de l’Université

9:15 Welcoming of the participants

9:45 Welcome Speech: Frédéric Mion, Director of Sciences Po 

10:00    #1  Democratic Engagement Moderator: Emilien Fargues

Outside Democracy: Rethinking Solitude as a Political Concept Guy Paltiel  (University of Cambridge)

Democracy, Character and Trust James Hodgson (University of York)

11:30 Coffee Break

12:00 #2 Domination and Justice Moderator: Tom Theuns

Exploitation and Justice: a Defense of the Distributive Paradigm Daniel Iley-Williamson (Oxford University)

Rescuing Impartiality from Constructivism Pierre-Etienne Vandamme (Université catholique de Louvain)


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CFP: The Ethics of Immigration in a Non-Ideal World

Call for Papers: “The Ethics of Immigration in a Non-Ideal World”, Moral Philosophy & Politics 2016/2

Moral Philosophy & Politics invites contributions to a special issue that focuses on how the ethics of immigration should address non-ideal conditions, including background injustice, non-compliance by individual states and persons, as well as constraints on the political feasibility of ideally just immigration policies. The focus is on both normative questions that occur only due to non-ideal circumstances and on the impact non-ideal reasoning can have on ideal theory within the ethics of immigration.


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CFP: CUP Political Theory Essay Prize

CFP: Cambridge University Press Graduate Student’s Prize.

The Association for Political Thought invites graduate students registered for a doctoral degree at any university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, engaged in research in any area of the fields of political thought and theory, to submit a paper which will form the basis for presentation at the Political Thought Conference 2016, to be held in Oxford (January 7-9, 2016). The academic convenors for the conference (Leigh Jenco, LSE and Phil Parvin, 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.


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