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2023 Conference

5-7 January 2023
Conference Convenors: Elizabeth Frazer (Oxford), Gary Browning (Oxford) Conference Academic Convenors: Udit Bhatia (York), Maxime Lepoutre (Reading), and Ashwini Vasanthakumar (Queen’s). Conference Administrator: Maria Dede (University of Loughborough)
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Political Thought Conference January 5-7 2023

The APT conference is the flagship event of the scholarly community of political theorists across Britain and Ireland. Taking place annually in Oxford since the 1970s, it brings together scholars working across the whole field of political thought.

This year’s ACADEMIC CONVENORS are Udit Bhatia, Maxime Lepoutre, and Ashwini Vasanthakumar.

PLENARY SPEAKERS: Duncan Bell (Cambridge), Lisa Herzog (Groningen), Jan Kandiyali (Durham), Catherine Lu (McGill), Suzanne Whitten (Queen’s Belfast), and Lea Ypi (LSE).

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION RATE AVAILABLE UNTIL NOVEMBER 30 2022

PANEL SESSIONS:

  • The Early Modern State: Debates and Legacies
  • Citizenship, Ideology, and Fiction:  Judith Shklar  Beyond the Liberalism of Fear
  • Dissent, Disobedience, Resistance
  • Radical Republicanism: Plebeian Institutions and Methods
  • Resisting Colonialism: Contemporary Approaches
  • The EU as Agent of Justice and Democracy
  • The Philosophical Foundations of Socialism
  • Incorporating the Marginalized in Political Theory
  • Tracy B. Strong’s Politics without Vision 10 years on
  • Contemporary Democratic Innovations
  • Resisting Colonialism: Historical Approaches
  • The Political Foucault Reconsidered
  • Circulation and ‘Modernization’ of Political Concepts in China: Slavery, Self-Government and the Political Sphere
  • Organizational Strategy, the State, and Moral Development in Democratic Society
  • Confronting the Anthropocene
  • Themes in (Neo) Republican Freedom

BOOK AND AUTHOR SESSIONS:

  • Patti Lenard, Democracy and Exclusion
  • Cara Nine, Shaping Territories
  • Jeffrey Howard, Set Fire to Reason: the ethics of free speech
  • Jamie Draper, Climate Displacement
  • Alasia Nuti and Gabriele Badano, Political Liberalism and the Containment of Illiberal Views in Society
  • Sagnik Dutta, In the Shadow of Minority Rights: Gendered Negotiations with Muslim Citizenship in India
  • Luke Ulas, Being Cosmopolitan

 

Early Bird registration available until November 30.