Three things make the conference a unique occasion:


All sessions are plenary. Papers are full length, followed by vigorous discussion and debate. After-dinner presentations allow for lively polemics and engaged reflections on the state of the field.


The conference is strikingly and unusually pluralist. It attracts an international range of researchers from all the sub-fields of political theory: normative and critical; analytic and interpretive; historical and contemporary; Anglo-American and Continental European.


A full programme over two or three days incuding evenings makes the Political Thought Conference a chance to catch up with colleagues and to meet publishers, journal editors and research funders. It is an ideal opportunity for graduate students and early-career researchers to talk with established leaders of the field who are there to hear the newest voices.

Recent News

The 2019 Brian Barry Prize is now open for submissions


Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought Virtual Special Issue


Congratulations Humeira Iqtidar @Kingspol_econ & Iseult Honohan @ucdpolitics for a fantastic programme: