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CfP: New Springer Book Series: “Philosophy and Poverty”

“Philosophy and Poverty”, a new fully peer-reviewed book series published by Springer. The first volume is scheduled to be published in 2018. The book series is edited by Henning Hahn, Gottfried Schweiger and Clemens Sedmak, whose work is supported by an international Advisory Board. It is the first book series to focus exclusively on philosophical research on poverty, which is an area of increasing interest and high social and political importance. The book series is not restricted to issues of ethics and justice which dominate the philosophical research on poverty, but is also open to questions related to the philosophy of science, epistemology or history of philosophy insofar as they relate to poverty.

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Calls for Papers for two Workshops on Poverty at the U of Salzburg (May and August 2016)

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg, and the Austrian chapter of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) will organize two workshops on (political) philosophy and poverty in 2016. Please spread the word.

The first workshop with Monique Deveaux (U of Guelph) will take place on May 12 and 13, 2016. There is no specfic theme and all papers on philosophy and poverty are welcome but preference will be given to papers that are related to the topic of the paper of Monique Deveaux: “Global Justice from Below?: The Value of Social Movement Approaches to Poverty Reduction”. The detailed call for papers and more information on that workshop can be found in that PDF or here: www.philosophypoverty.blogspot.com


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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.


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2014-15 postdoctoral fellowship, McGill University

McGill University Research Group on Constitutional Studies postdoctoral fellowship, 2014-16


The Research Group on Constitutional Studies at McGill University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for academic year 2014-15, renewable for 2015-16. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $C 50,000 per year as well as a research fund and benefits. 

The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at McGill throughout the academic year, and to take an active part in workshops, conferences, and the intellectual life of RGCS and appropriate related research groups and centres (for political theorists, the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique, GRIPP). The Fellow will also be expected to teach one course per year, most likely an upper-level undergraduate course on “Philosophy, Economics, and Society,” though other matches between curricular needs and the Fellow’s interests are possible.


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CONF: Cosmopolitanism and Conflict, Rome, October 11-13 2013

Cosmopolitanism and Conflict

John Cabot University, Rome, October 11-13 2013

 Contemporary global politics is increasingly marked by conflicts. One thinks of conflicts over institutions and authorities, resources and citizenship, military force and climate change, religion and ideology. Yet prevailing cosmopolitan theories of global politics tend to abstract from conflict, through idealizing presuppositions about rights and authority, rationality and society. This conference will therefore consider the constructive roles that concepts of conflict might play in theorizing global politics. It will focus particularly on how cosmopolitan theories might be enriched and reformulated by such concepts, and thus better respond to the challenges of contemporary global conflicts.


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New Casebook: Constitutional Law and American Democracy by Corey Brettschneider

I am happy to announce the publication of my new integrated casebook and reader, Constitutional Law and American Democracy: Cases and Readings, with Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Press:


If you would like a complimentary copy to review for possible use in your course, please send me an email at Corey_Brettschneider@Brown.edu or to one of the Aspen sales reps, Pandora.Gorman@wolterskluwer.com and note your mailing address. Aspen has been very prompt in sending the books out for review.

Here is a description: Constitutional Law and American Democracy is an integrated casebook and reader that guides students through the most important conflicts over legal issues and doctrines today, as debated by Supreme Court justices and leading academics. I use selections from the most influential articles and books in constitutional law, political theory, and legal history to introduce students to doctrinal debates. By showing competing interpretations of the Constitution, the book helps students to appreciate the stakes in the disputes between the justices on separation of powers, federalism, civil liberties, and the equal protection of the law. The format also encourages students to form thoughtful and well-developed positions about where they stand in these debates. In my own teaching, I have found that the book’s focus on controversial issues such as abortion rights, gay rights, and the right to bear arms serves as a highly effective “hook” in gaining the attention of students and drawing them into the wider framework of political values, legal doctrine, and constitutional interpretation that ultimately shape court cases and judicial opinions.


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