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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. read more...

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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. read more...

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CFP: MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, Session on “Ideal and Nonideal Theory”

9th Annual MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory

CFP: session on “Ideal and Nonideal Theory”

Where: Manchester Centre for Political Theory, University of Manchester

When: September 5-7, 2012

Conference Organizers: Chris Mills (workshop administrator), Thomas Porter, Jonathan Quong, James Pattison, Stephen De Wijze

Session Organizer: Marcus Arvan

Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2012

The MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory is an annual conference at the University of Manchester on selected topics in political theory. Each session will consist of a reading and discussion of 3-12 selected papers.  The present CFP invites full paper submissions for a session on “ideal” and “nonideal theory.” Potential paper topics include (but are by no means limited to) the following: What is the proper role of “ideal theorizing” in political theory?  How well do existing ideal theories apply to nonideal conditions?  Should nonideal theory be guided by, or independent of, ideal theory?  If nonideal theory should be guided by ideal theory, how? read more...

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International Conference : Liberal neutrality, a re-evaluation

Montreal, May 1-3 2008

In collaboration with McGill University, The Centre de recherche en éthique de l’Université de Montréal (CRÉUM) is proud to invite everyone to attend its international conference on “Liberal Neutrality : A Re-evaluation”. The conference is open to the general public and no registration is required.

You will find here a Poster and a Programme.

Invited speakers:

Anthony Appiah; Richard Arneson; Arash Abizadeh; George Crowder; Charles Larmore; Jacob Levy; Stephen Macedo; Peter de Marneffe; Ruwen Ogien; Alan Patten; George Sher; Christine Sypnowich; Steven Wall and Daniel Weinstock. read more...

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