Keyword: Political Theory

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Dr Nigel Bowles

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Dr Daniel Butt

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Benedict Coleridge

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Emeritus Professor Michael Freeden

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Professor Andrew Hurrell

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Dr Jonathan Leader Maynard

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Associate Professor David Leopold

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Sabrina Martin

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Dr Daniel McDermott

Associate Professor of Political Theory and Tutorial Fellow in Politics, Keble College

Professor Lois McNay

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Professor David Miller

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Max Muir

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Dr Karma Nabulsi

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Dr Sophie Smith

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Dr Zofia Stemplowska

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What exactly is civility, and what does it require? Dr Bejan gives the TED talk Is Civility a Sham? on the precious, and difficult, virtue of civility.

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Sophie Smith wins APSA award

19th Jun 2018

Sophie Smith, Associate Professor of Political Theory, has won the Best Paper Award from the Foundations of Political Thought section of the American Political Science Association for her paper ‘Okin, Rawls and the Politics of Political Theory’.

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APSA Perspectives on Politics - Oxford reviews

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Teresa Bejan and Laurence Whitehead are featured in the most recent edition of the American Political Science Asscociation journal, Perspectives on Politics.

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Dr Daniel Butt has received an 'Outstanding Graduate Supervisor' award from Oxford University Student Union.

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Fifth Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference

9th Jan 2017

We are happy to announce that the Fifth Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference will be held on June 28-29, 2017. Each year the conference brings together young political theorists representing a variety of traditions and methods to discuss the work of one prominent author. This edition will focus on the work of Judith Butler (Maxine Elliott Professor, UC Berkeley), who will be our keynote speaker.

The submission deadline for proposals is March 3rd, 2017. All proposals should be sent to

More information on submission and selection procedures in the attached file here.  

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Symposium on Liberalism With Excellence by Matthew Kramer

28th Nov 2016

Matthew Kramer’s Liberalism with Excellence, to be published by Oxford University Press in early 2017, promises to be a significant intervention into the debate between liberal neutralists and perfectionists concerning the justification of the exercise of political power. While neutralists hold that the state must be neutral in some sense between competing conceptions of the good, perfectionists hold that claims about the good can or ought to play an important role in justifying the state’s actions.

Kramer’s book presents powerful objections to both liberal neutralism and existing perfectionist theories, and develops and defends an alternative form of perfectionism: aspirational perfectionism. The distinctive claim of this view is that, instead of seeking to edify citizens by elevating their lifestyles or experiences, a government should seek to promote the excellence of the society over which it presides – and it should thereby help to bring about the conditions under which every individual can be warranted in harbouring a strong sense of self-respect.

This conference will bring together a world-class group of scholars to discuss Kramer’s book, and present critical papers based on its themes. All of the conference speakers have published on the debate between neutralism and perfectionism, and they include the authors of several of the most important books in the area. We are particularly pleased to have prominent defenders of both neutralism and perfectionism contributing to the conference, such that it promises to be a highly illuminating event.

The conference is open to all, and registration is free, but places are limited.

For more information, and to register, please visit

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