3rd Call for Convenors: MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2018

The MANCEPT Workshops is an annual conference in political theory, organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. Next year’s conference will take place on Monday 10 September to Wednesday 12 September at the Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester.  The conference offers academics an opportunity to come together in a series of workshops so as to develop specialised work and engage in lively philosophical discussion. Attracting scholars throughout the world, the conference is now established as a leading international forum dedicated to the development of research in all subfields of political theory. read more...

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Call for Papers: Workshop: Spatial In/justice: Linking Perspectives from Geography and Philosophy

Call for Papers: Workshop: Spatial In/justice: Linking Perspectives from Geography and Philosophy

organized by Andreas Koch (Social Geography, Salzburg) and Gottfried Schweiger (Political Philosophy, Salzburg)

13. & 14 September 2018, University of Salzburg

Part of the 2018 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research on Space and Poverty

Website: https://www.poverty-conference.org/workshop-on-spatial-injustice.html

The aim of this workshop is to facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion and exchange of ideas and knowledge between geography and philosophy on issues of spatial in/justice. Spatial in/justice is certainly of high interest to both disciplines, whether it be in the form of poverty, inequality, exclusion, marginalization or oppression or issues of rights, morality, agency or knowledge production regarding spaces. Both disciplines have produced valuable insights on these issues over the last decades and yet it seems as if they are rather separated from each other. This workshop is dedicated to explore how geographical and philosophical concepts, theories, insights and methods can learn, enrich or even criticize each other to help us to better understand spatial in/justice but also to construct better practices and policies to overcome them. This workshop is open to several different conceptual and methodological approaches and theoretical backgrounds within geography and philosophy (e.g. Structuralism, Marxism, Critical Theory, Liberalism…). read more...

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CFP: Political Identity on the Theshold

Call for papers: Political Identity on the Threshold
Location: Nova University of Lisbon, September 10-11 2018

Keynote: Richard Bellamy (University College, London; European University Institute)

Political identity is historically related to social identity, that is, to how people recognize themselves as members of some larger aggregate grouping. In this sense, it involves an exclusion process whereby ‘we’ are distinguished from ‘them’ and an inclusion process whereby who or what one is can be defined in terms of where one has come from and where one is going. The most common forms of political identity are traced back to nationalist claims associated with states, but even political parties or other social movements came to represent the needs and interests of certain key identities (‘the working class’, ‘the British people’, ‘the environmentalists’), and their success was built largely on their ability to connect to those sharing such characteristics. read more...

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Hoover Fellowship in the field of economic or social ethics

Applications to be sent no later than February 23, 2018

It is our pleasure to announce that the following grants will be awarded to scholars wishing to spend part of the academic year 2018-19 at Louvain’s Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium):
• one full Hoover fellowships of about EUR 2300 per month (after deduction of social security contributions) for a duration of up to two months;
• several honorary Hoover fellowships with a contribution to housing and travelling costs of up to EUR 500 per month.

The selection committee will give special consideration to applications from underrepresented groups in academia (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) and from researchers who live in jurisdictions where academics face significant material or political constraints. Qualified researchers who correspond to this profile are strongly encouraged to apply. read more...

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Annual Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Essay Prize

Annual Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Essay Prize to Francisco Garcia Gibson (Buenos Aires)

The Global Justice Network is very pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Essay Prize, awarded annually to recognize a stellar contribution to the political theory and philosophy of global justice, which was one of Jonathan Trejo-Mathys’ areas of scholarship. The prize is sponsored by the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College.

This year’s prize goes to Francisco Garcia Gibson, postdoctoral researcher at the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) and the Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas (CIF) at the Universidad de Buenos Aires for his essay  “Guns or Food: On Prioritizing National Security over Global Poverty Relief”. The committee believes that the essay makes an important contribution to the scholarship in political theory, philosophy and international relations through its discussion of the normative commitments of political realism. read more...

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TT Position in Philosophy, Concordia U, Montreal

Tenure-Track position in Philosophy – Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities

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The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for a scholar whose research engages with and complements Concordia’s Canada Excellence Research Chair and as part of the University’s cluster hiring initiative in the area of “Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities”. The position is open to any philosopher whose research engages in issues related to this area.

About Concordia
Concordia University is reimagining how we dwell in and develop urban centres. The university has proven strength in the development of clean energy technologies, expertise in navigating the effects of climate change, and an established track record in creating transformative community outreach programs.  In redefining metropolitan infrastructure, scholarship and civic engagement as we know it, researchers are paving the way for new and improved solutions in human mobility, energy efficiency, integrated design, natural resource conservation and more. read more...

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