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CFP: Deliberation after consensus: Democracy, epistemic quality and public discourse

We’re inviting abstracts for a workshop on deliberative democracy to be held in Paris, France, 20–21 November 2014. Keynote speakers are Simone Chambers and Jürg Steiner.

We welcome contributions from scholars in political science, philosophy, law, media and communication, and related disciplines on any of the following topics:

  1. What is the role of consensus in deliberative democratic theory?
  2. How does agreement affect the quality of subsequent deliberation?
  3. How to measure deliberative rationality and epistemic quality?
  4. What is the relationship between expert discourse, democratic deliberation and epistemic quality in political processes?


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On the Scope of Distributive Justice

July 5-7, Central European University, Budapest
Organized by the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science and the Global Justice Network
Venue: Central European University, Nador utca 13, Room 001

11.30-13.00: Keynote Address
• Samuel Scheffler (New York University): The Practice of Equality
• Janos Kis (Central European University): Response
• Shlomi Segall (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): The Problem with Inequality
• Christian Seidel (University of Erlangen): Vindicating Distributive Equality
• Paul Kelleher (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Distributive Justice is Associative, Relational, Egalitarian, and Prioritarian
• Emily Crookston (Coastal Carolina University): Refusing to Take Up the Slack or Just Slacking?
• Sem de Maagt (Erasmus University Rotterdam): Social Ontology, Practice Dependency, and Normative Political Theory


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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?


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CFP: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Authority Beyond States, Paris, 3-4 May 2012

For its third international Authority Beyond States workshop, the AUSTAT network invites submissions from political philosophy, international and comparative constitutional law, and political science to address the exercise of authority by international institutions.

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CFP: ON THE SCOPE OF DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE: Relational and Non-relational Views


Organized by the Department of Political Science, CEU and the Global Justice Network

  July 5-7, 2012, Central European University, Budapest

Keynote speakers:

Simon Caney (Oxford University)

Samuel Scheffler (New York University)

Should duties of distributive justice extend to humanity at large or be limited to compatriots? The debate about the proper scope of distributive duties explores whether the concern with individual distributive shares is grounded in our shared humanity, as cosmopolitans claim, or rather duties of justice arise only among those who are subject to the same coercive political institutions, participate in a shared social practice, or share in the same culture, as proponents of the so-called practice-dependent view hold. Parallel to this debate, discussions in the theory of justice have focused increasingly on the problem whether an egalitarian distribution of social resources has independent moral significance, as distributive conceptions propose, or instead any profile of distribution is morally desirable only insofar that it advances egalitarian social and political relations, as social-relational conceptions of justice claim. The workshop aims to bring together these two debates in contemporary political theory, with the expectation that insights from one may shed new light on problems discussed in the other. We especially welcome papers that aim to bridge the two problems, but also interested in papers with new insights in either of the two fields. We welcome papers that discuss general theoretical problems as well as those with a practical political focus.


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