Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought conference, 6th-8th January 2022 – St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford Academic Convenors: Adrian Blau (King’s College London), Ben Holland (Nottingham), and Marie Moran (University College Dublin). Conference Convenors: Gary Browning (Oxford Brookes) and Elizabeth Frazer (Oxford). Conference Administrator: Maria Dede (Exeter).
Plenary speakers: Giorgios Varouxakis (QMUL) ‘What should we do with “the west”?’, James Alexander (Bilkent), ‘The caesura in the history of political thought’, Maeve Cooke (UCD) ‘Re-envisioning freedom: ethical and political agency in the anthropocene’, Cecile Fabre (Oxford) ‘The duty to accept apologies’, Lorna Finlayson (Essex) ‘The Politics of Free Speach’.
Panel sessions: Genealogy in Political Philosophy: Methods, Applications and Problems: Nicholas Smyth; Ugur Aytac & Enzo Rossi; Verena Erlensbusch-Anderson; Daniele Lorenzini. Democracy Beyond Elections Chiara Destri; Peter Stone; Annabelle Lever & Attila Mráz. Publicity and Privacy in Democratic Politics: Jim Johnson & Susan Orr; Annabelle Lever; Jonathan Seglow. New Configurations of Space in the History of Political and Legal Thought Benjamin Mueser; Mathilde Cazzola; Megan Maruschke; James Cullis.Race and Racism in the History of Political Thought and Political Theory Adrian Blau; Astrid Hampe-Nathaniel; Nasar Meer; Silvia Sebastiani; Andreas Sorger. Political Theory: Questions of Method Joseph Mohorcich; Michael Keary; Nicolas Mithen; Ruth Kelly. Liberalism Contested John William Devine; Detlef von Daniels; Jonny Thakkar; Allyn Fives. The History of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Political Thought: Aude Attuel-Hallade; Vivian Hall; Owen Phillips; Huahui Zhu. Democratic Theory: Deven Burks; Wenyang Gao; Sixtine Van Outryve D’Ydewalle. Gender, Race, and Oppression: Allesandra Maglie; Katherine O’Donnell; Ashwini Vasanthakumar; Cat Wayland. The Politics of Work: Caleb Althorpe; Peter Giraudo; Tom Parr. Space, Time and Reason: John McGuire; Benjamin Mueser, Lowry Pressly; Robert Stone.
Author meets critics: Dannica Fleuss, Radical Proceduralism: Ask Citizens, Not Philosophers!; Ashwini Vasanthakumar, The Ethics of Exile: A Political Theory of Diaspora; Carmen Pavel, Law beyond the State; Emanuela Ceva and Maria Paola Feretti, Political Corruption: The Internal Enemy of Public Institutions; Helen McCabe, John Stuart Mill, Socialist.