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Call for papers: 2015 Princeton University Graduate Conference in Political Theory

The Princeton University Graduate Conference in Political Theory will be held from April 10-11, 2015.

The Conference offers graduate students a unique opportunity to present and receive feedback on works in progress. Each session focuses exclusively on one paper. After receiving feedback from a Princeton graduate student discussant, each author engages in an extensive question and answer period with Princeton faculty, students, and guests.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Hélène Landemore of Yale University will deliver the 2015 keynote address.

Submission Information

We welcome papers addressing any topic in political theory, political philosophy, or the history of political thought. read more...

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Ideals and Reality in Social Ethics 2013 – Call for papers/panels

University of Wales, Newport
Caerleon Campus, 19-21 March

Keynote speakers:

– Seyla Benhabib (Yale University)
– Geoffrey Hawthorn (Cambridge University)
– Andrew Sayer (Lancaster University)

Theorists are expert at theorising. Should they also be expert at negotiating the challenges of practice? Should practitioners and policymakers listen to them? Or is it best that these two realms are kept at a healthy distance?

A sequel to the successful event of the same name held last April, this conference will explore relations between normative theorising and critique, and the ‘real worlds’ of social and political practice. We welcome both papers which address the nature and practical relevance of political, social and moral theory, and papers applying such theory to issues of current social concern. At last year’s conference, topics covered in the 80 papers ranged from ideal vs non-ideal theory; ‘ethics-first’ vs ‘politics-first’ political philosophy; how to apply concepts from ethical and political theory in the context of government policy consultations, equality, models of good parenting, environmental politics, multiculturalism, democracy, EU citizenship, education, professional ethics, war and terrorism, and basic income policies. read more...

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Upcoming Conference: ‘Measures of Subjective Well-being for Public Policy: Philosophical Perspectives’

Conference: ‘Measures of Subjective Well-being for Public Policy: Philosophical Perspectives’

Registration now open.

Keynote Speakers:

Richard Layard
Peter Railton
Valerie Tiberius
Dan Haybron

This post is to inform the ‘Public Reason’ blog community about an inter-disciplinary international conference on “Measures of Subjective Well-being for Public Policy” taking place at the University of Leeds, 13-15 July, 2012.

The conference aims to bring together philosophers and non-philosophers – from psychologists and sociologists to economists and public policy practitioners – to discuss the philosophical foundations of the use of measures of subjective well-being in public policy. There are many philosophical issues involved in such a practice, which have so far been relatively unexplored. These include: read more...

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Conference: The Margins of Citizenship

Conference: The Margins of Citizenship

Citizenship is a central concept in normative political philosophy, law, and public policy. It marks out those to whom we owe special attention, those who have the right to determine their society’s shape, and those who can command the full set of entitlements made available by the state. Full citizenship is a highly prized position. Many members of society, however lack the full status of citizenship, because they do not possess the full set of citizenship rights (resident aliens, children, prisoners), and/or because, even if they do, economic forces and social norms tend to push them to the margins. Equal citizenship continues to be the site of social struggle. The object of this conference is to reflect upon the margins of citizenship, to investigate the nature of partial citizenship and whether it can be justified, and to consider what marginal citizenship implies for the concept of citizenship itself, as well as allied ideas such as social justice and rights. read more...

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