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CFP: “Global Justice: Radical Perspectives” (Special Issue of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric) | Public Reason.

This special issue asks whether the liberal framework, which arguably has not sufficiently and/or systematically addressed structural issues of class, power and recognition, actually lacks the conceptual resources to do so. It aims to understand whether more radical approaches can help us to cast light on what global injustice actually is and what we should do about it. What can feminist, post-colonial, Marxist, queer theory, disability studies, critical race theory, recognition theory, radical democratic and post-development approaches tell us about global justice, if anything? Do identity, history, gender, race and power matter to global justice? Can we incorporate these critical perspectives into the existing debates? Or must we reconfigure what constitutes global justice or injustice if we are to make sense of the real-world inequities that motivate critical theorists and social movements?

Deadline: 31 August, 2015

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CFA: Democracy and Truth Conference, 5-6 October 2013, in Belgrade, Serbia

CFA: Democracy and Truth Conference, 5-6 October 2013, Belgrade.

The Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia is organizing an international conference “Democracy and Truth”. The aim of the conference will be to create an interdisciplinary forum for exploring the themes of truth and democracy. Special emphasis will be placed on the interplay of epistemic democracy and deliberative democracy. The conference will take place at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade on 5-6 October 2013.

Keynote speaker: Stephan Hartmann (Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München)

Conference Purpose and Overview: (more…)

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RHETORIC, BETWEEN THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF POLITICS

 

International Conference

 

CEHUM, University of Minho

Braga, Portugal 

June 21-22, 2013

 

 Call for papers

As one of the consequences of the lingering process of corrosion of the rationalist assumptions of the Enlightenment project, in the last decades we have witnessed an attempt in different areas of the humanities to revive the central role rhetoric used to have in antiquity. Despite its political origins, however, the contribution of political theory to this important endeavour has only come of late, as more and more theorists have started to expose the rhetorical nature of politics in multiple manners: showing how it can be used to offer more sophisticated accounts of public deliberation, more attentive toward emotive aspects and contexts; or revealing it as an important manifestation of practical reason; or studying its presence in canonical thinkers and critical moments in the history of political thought; or finally, taking it as an inspiring source for a post-foundationalist emancipatory political theory.

This variety of approaches testifies to the pervasiveness of the rhetorical dimensions in the whole realm of politics, from action to theory. The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars coming from disciplines such as political theory, philosophy, history, literature, or communication, to debate the multifaceted significance of rhetoric in politics and to explore new ways to incorporate a ‘rhetorical perspective’ in the study of political thought. Our hope is that this event could offer an important moment to assess and foster the still incipient revival of rhetoric in this area. (more…)

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From the Mellon/ALCS Fellowship homepage:

ACLS invites applications for the seventh annual competition for the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2014. A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this program.

The deadline is October 24 for fellowships lasting one year, from Summer 2013 to Summer 2014. Political philosophers and others who work in political theory are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Status: CfP Call for papers
Conference
Creating Publics, Creating Democracies
18.06.12-19.06.12
University of Westminster, London, UK

That there is a relationship between publicness and democracy has often been taken for granted. However, at this time of widespread instability, political upheaval and experimentation, when publics are increasingly being called upon to act, it is sometimes in the name of democracy, but not always. By exploring how ideas and practices of publicness and democracy are being constituted, enacted, related and reconfigured in different settings, this workshop aims to investigate the modes of public action and democracy being invoked, imagined and struggled over around the world. We welcome paper proposals from a diversity of approaches, particularly research and works in progress that help us to collectively consider: (more…)

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