Elizabeth Frazer


Emeritus Professor of Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations
Fellow Emeritus, New College
Political Thought Network
Political Theory Network
New College

Professional Activities

Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought: co-convenor with Gary Browning of the Political Thought conference held annually in Oxford UK;

Academic Advisory Board: Independent Social Research Foundation

Previous Posts


BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1st class), Oxford l984

D Phil Sociology, Oxford l987

Academic Career

Pembroke College, Oxford: BA Politics Philosophy and Economics, 1981-1984

D Phil (ESRC Studentship) 1984-1987

New College, Oxford: Rank Manning Junior Research Fellow, 1987-1990

Official Fellow and Tutor in Politics, 1990-date

University of Oxford: Lecturer in Politics, 1990-date

Administrative Positions

Chairwoman, Oxford University Women’s Studies Committee, 1989-1994; Convenor 1996-2006

Dean, New College, 1990-1994

Chairwoman, Sub-Faculty of Politics 1998-1999

Director of Research Training, Department of Politics, 1999-2003, 2009-10

Chairwoman, Department of Politics, Political Theory Panel 1992-1994, 1995-1997, 2005-2008

Tutor for Undergraduate Admissions, New College, 2009-2012

Head of Department, Department of Politics & International Relations, 2014-2017

Chair: Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought: to 2018

Convenor: Political Studies Association specialist group on Political Thought: c2010 to c2019

Chair of Editorial Board, Oxford Review of Education: to 2021

Research summary

Research interests

Political Theory, Democracy and Democratic Theory, Gender, Political thought and ideologies, Media, public sphere and public life, Norms, legitimacy and justification, Violence, security and conflict, Citizenship, Democratic theory, Democracy and Democratisation, Education, Feminism, Gender, Sovereignty, Violence security and conflict


Citizenship education; public political culture; community and communitarianism.

Favourite Political Thinkers, BBC2 Daily Politics.



DPhils supervised to completion

Leandra Bias, 2021, Debunking Western Knowledge-Transfer in Russia and Serbia - Silence as anti-Authoritarian Subversion in Feminism

Rutger Kaput, 2020, State of Play: play and game in C20 political thought

Udit Bhatia, 2019, Epistocracy and Constitutions

Orlando Lazar-Gillard, 2018, Work Domination and Contemporary Republicanism

Katharine Millar, 2016, Support is the new service: gendered political obligation, the military, and collective subject formation in International Relations

Tahrat Shahid, 2016, Imaginary lines? : 'Islam', 'secularism', and the politics of family laws in Bangladesh

David Hall, 2015, Facets of Judgement: towards a reflexive political psychology

Jonathan Leader-Maynard, 2014 Ideologies and Mass Violence: the justification mechanics of deadly atrocities

Kei Hiruta, 2013, Making Sense of Pluralism

James Panton, 2011, Politics, subjectivity and the public/private distinction: the problematisation of the public/private relationship in political thought after World War II.

Cissie Fu, 2009,  A theory of coalition politics: cross-difference dialogue and collective agency amid new struggles

Giles Moss, 2008, Problems and controversies of democracy in the making of local e-participation

Tim Markham, 2008, Bourdieusian political theory and social science: the field of war correspondence 1990-2003

Helen Hardman, 2007, The communist party national conferences in the Soviet Union, Hungary and Yugoslavia 1998: institutional choice and Communist Party power

John Dyck, 2006, The language of community: an analysis of the concept and practice of Wehrlosigkeit among Russian-Canadian Mennonites 1870-1930

Emma-Jane Watchorn, 2005, Citizenship in school

Ben O'Loughlin, 2005, The diffusion of ideas: ideas of 'the market' in public policy US and UK 1968-92

Annie Chan, 1998, Middle class formation in Hong Kong: the role of boundary work

Nina Wakeford, 1998, A degree of risk: a study of mature students

Laurie Bernotsky, 1997, A step into politics: Concerned Women for America and the political mobilisation of traditional women

Myra Hird, 1996, Adolescent dating violence and the negotiation of gender

Kristina Downing-Orr, 1994, Alienation during childhood and the process of becoming homeless: a social-psychological study of young people in London and Sydney

Elizabeth Frazer


Please scroll down for record of conference and seminar presentations.


Book review: Out of the ordinary: how everyday life inspired a nation and how in can again (Harvard) by Mark Stears: Society


  • Book review: In the Shadow of Justice (Princeton) by Katrina Forrester: Philosophy vol 96, issue 375 Jan 2021


  • Shakespeare and the Political Way, Oxford University Press, 2020

  • (with Kim Hutchings) 'The Politics Violence Frontier'  Journal of Political Ideologies 25:3 pp229-247, October 2020

  • Wollstonecraft and Democracy in Sandrine Berges, Alan Coffee, and Eileen Hunt (eds) The Wollstonecraftian Mind (Routledge, 2020

  • Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings Violence and Political Theory (Polity Press, 2020)

  • 'Mary Wollstonecraft's political political theory'  Review of Politics Vol 82.1 Winter 2020 pp.25-48

  • Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings,  'The feminist politics of naming violence' Feminist Theory  2020  Vol 21(2) pp199-216:  DOI: 10.1177/1464700119859759


  • Book review: Machiavelli and the orders of violence (Cambridge) by Yves Winter, Contemporary Political Theory on line 2019: 10.1057/s41296-019-00311-5

  • Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings, Can Political Violence Ever Be Justified? Polity Press 2019.

  • Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings: 'Anarchist Ambivalence: Politics and Violence in the thought of Bakunin, Tolstoy and KropotkinEuropean Journal of Political Theory Vol 18(2), 2019 pp.259-280;  online: March 2016.

  • Book review: The Diversity of Tactics: Anarchism and Political Power; a review of Peter Gelderloos, The Failure of Nonviolence; Seattle WA, Left Bank Books 2015;  European Journal of Political Theory Vol 18:4 2019 (online: 2016 )


  • 'Political Power and Magic' Journal of Political Power 2018;  

  • Feminism and Realism in Matt Sleat (ed) Politics Recovered: Realist Thought in Theory and Practice  Columbia University Press 2018.

  • Reflections on Human Rights and Power: a commentary; in Adam Etinson (ed) Human Rights: Moral or Political? Oxford University Press 2018. 

  • Associate Editor Politics and Ideologies: The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Theory (eds: Bryan S Turner et al)  Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2018;  author of entries on Friendship, Gender, Politics, Mary Wollstonecraft; co-author with William Outhwaite of Revolution, J-J Rousseau. 


  • Elizabeth Frazer Communitarianism in Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy, ed Duncan Pritchard.  New York: Oxford University Press 2017: 

  • DOI:10.1093/OBO/9780195396577-0348 

  • Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings 'Feminist Approaches to Violence and Vulnerability' in Ann Garry, Serene Khader, and Alison Stone (eds) Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy New York, Routledge, 2017. 


  • Elizabeth Frazer 'Shakespeare's politics' in Review of Politics Vol 78 issue 4 '(Shakespeare's Politics in Honor of the 400th Anniversary of his Birth)  pp.503-522 published on line September 28 2016 

  • Book Review: 'Violence and civility' Review of Etienne Balibar Violence and Civility: on the limits of political philosophy trans G.M.Goshgarian, New York: Columbia University Press, 2015; and Etienne Balibar Violence et civilite: Wellek Library Lectures et autres essais de philosophie politique, Paris: Editions Galilee, 2010.  in The Review of Politics Vol 78 (2016) pp.141-145.  doi:10.1017/S003467051500090X


  • Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings 'Drawing the line between violence and non-violence in Gandhi and Fanon: Deceits and conceits' in Christine Sylvester (ed) Masquerades of War London: Routledge 2015 pp.43-57


  • Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings 'Feminism and the critique of violence: negotiating feminist political agency' Journal of Political Ideologies vol 19 no.2 pp 143-163 June 2014

  • Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts London: Routledge, 2014 pp.155-166.

  • Journal of International Political Theory vol 10 issue 1 Feb 2014 pp.109-124.


  • Christopher Brooke and Elizabeth Frazer (eds) Ideas of Education: Philosophy and Politics from Plato to Dewey London, Routledge, 2013

  • Sophie Duchesne, Elizabeth Frazer, Florence Haegel, Virginie Van Ingelgom Citizens Reactions to European Integration Compared: Overlooking Europe Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


  • Elizabeth Frazer "'Mary Wollstonecraft and Catharine Macaulay on Education" Oxford Review of Education Vol 37 no.5 October 2011 pp.603-618

  • Book Review: Shakespeare and Early Modern Political Thought, Armitage, Condren and Fitzmaurice eds Political Studies Review

  • Christopher Brooke and Elizabeth Frazer (eds) special issue of Oxford Review of Education: Political and Philosophical Perspectives on Education, Part 2 Oxford Review of Education Vol 37 no.5 October 2011

  • with Kimberly Hutchings: 'Remnants and Revenants: politcs and violence in the work of Giorgio Agamben and Jacques Derrida' British Journal of Politics and International Relations Vol 13 no.2 May 2011 pp.127-144.

  • with Kimberly Hutchings:‘Virtuous violence and the politics of statecraft in Machiavelli, Clausewitz and Weber’ Political Studies Vol 59, issue 1, March 2011 pp.56-73.

  • with Kimberly Hutchings 'Avowing Violence: Foucault and Derrida on Politics, Discourse and Meaning' Philosophy and Social Criticism vol 37 issue 1 Jan 2011


  • Christopher Brook and Elizabeth Frazer (eds) Special Issue: Political and philosophical perspectives on education, Part 1,Oxford Review of Education Vol 36 no.5 October 2010; Christopher Brook and Elizabeth Frazer 'Introduction' pp. 521-525

  • Review article: ‘What’s real in political philosophy?’ (Williams In the Beginning was the Deed: realism and moralism in political argument, 2005; Geuss, Philosophy and Real Politics 2008) Contemporary Political Theory Vol 9 pp 490-507 2010; doi:10.1057/cpt.2010.2

  • Alan Finlayson and Elizabeth Frazer Fictions of Sovereignty: Shakespeare, Theatre and the Representation of Rule Parliamentary Affairs 2010; doi: 10.1093/pa/gsq035

  • Sophie Duchesne, Florence Haegel, Elizabeth Frazer, Virginie Van Ingelgom, Guillaume Garcia et André-Paul Frognier 'Europe between integration and globalisation: Social differences and national frames in the analysis of focus groups conducted in France, Francophone Belgium and the UK' Politique Européenne no.30, Winter 2010, pp.67-106.


  • Citizenship Education: celebrating politics? in 'Tony Wright on Doing Politics Differently: the commentators' The Political Quarterly vol 80 no.4 November 2009 pp.585-586

  • Hannah Arendt: the risks of the public realm, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy Vol 12 no.2 June 2009, pp 203-224.

  • with Kimberly Hutchings ‘Politics, Violence and Revolutionary Virtue: Reflections on Locke and Sorel’ Special Issue of Thesis 11: a journal of critical theory and historical sociology: “Contesting the Legacy of ‘89’: Revolutionary Narratives and Non-Violence in European Political Theory” Edited by Christopher Finlay and Stefan Auer, Number 97, May 2009 pp.45-62.


  • ‘Political Theory and the Boundaries of Politics’ in David Leopold and Marc Stears (eds) Political Theory: Methods and Approaches Oxford University Press, 2008 pp171-195

  • ‘Overview: Key Perspectives, Traditions and Disciplines’ James Arthur, Carole Hahn and Ian Davies (eds) Sage Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy, 2008, pp 281-291

  • 'Mary Wollstonecraft on Politics and Friendship’ Political Studies Vol 56 no.1 March 2008 pp 237-256

  • Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings, ‘On Politics and Violence: Arendt contra Fanon’ Contemporary Political Theory vol 7 no.1 February 2008 pp. 90-108: winner of the Contemporary Political Theory prize for the 2008 volume.


  • ‘Depoliticising Citizenship’ British Journal of Educational Studies Vol 55 no.3 September 2007 pp 249-263

  • 'Argument and Rhetoric in the Justification of Political Violence' with Kimberly Hutchings in European Journal of Political Theory vol 6 no.2 April 2007 pp.180-199.


  • ‘Max Weber on Ethics and Politics’ in Politics and Ethics Review Vol 2 no.1 Spring 2006 pp 19-37

  • ‘Iris Marion Young and Political Education’ in Educational Philosophy and Theory vol 38.1 2006 pp39-55; this collection published as Mitja Sardoc ed Citizenship, Inclusion and Democracy: a symposium on Iris Marion Young Blackwell Publishing 2006


  • Stephen Coleman, Elizabeth Frazer and Helen Hardman: ‘Democratic Culture and the Internet: Constructing an agenda for critical research’ Krzystof Piech (ed) The Knowledge Based Economy in Transition Countries: selected issues SSEESS, London, 2004 pp 141-174.


  • ‘Sex Differences in Political Knowledge in Britain’ with Kenneth Macdonald in Political Studies vol 51 pp 67-83 March 2003


  • ‘Local Social Relations: public, club and common goods’ in V Nash (ed) Reclaiming Community Institute for Public Policy Research 2002

  • ‘Democracy Citizenship and Gender’ in A Carter and G Stokes (eds) Democratic Theory Today,Polity Press 2002


  • 'Probably the Most Public Occasion the World has ever Known: Public and Private in the Death of Diana, Princess of Wales' in Journal of Political Ideologies vol 5 pp.201-223 2000

  • 'Culture and Identity' in P. Dunleavy, A. Gamble, G. Peele and I.Holliday (eds) Developments in British Politics 6, Macmillan, 2000

  • 'Citizenship Education: Anti-Political Culture and Political Education in Britain' Political Studies vol 48 pp88-103 2000. Abridged version published in Education for Democracy: Contexts, Curricula, Assessments Walter C Parker (ed) Greenwich Ct: Information Age Publishing 2002; Abridged version published in Andrew Lockyer (ed) Education for Democratic Citizenship Aldershot: Ashgate 2003

  • 'Communitarianism' in Gary Browning, Abigail Halcli and Frank Webster (eds) Understanding Contemporary Society: theories of the present London, Sage, 2000


  • The Problems of Communitarian Politics: Unity and Conflict:Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999

  • Elizabeth Frazer (ed) 'Political Education': special issue Oxford Review of Education vol. 25, 1999.

  • Elizabeth Frazer 'Introduction' op cit pp.5-22.

  • Nicholas Emler and Elizabeth Frazer 'Politics: the Edcucation Effect' op cit pp.251-274.

  • 'Unpicking Communitarianism: a critique of 'the communitarian family' ' in Gill Jagger and Caroline Wright (eds) Changing Family Values London, Routledge, 1999


  • "Community Politics" in Citizen Summer 1998

  • "Feminist Political Theory" in Jackie Jones and Stevi Jackson (eds) Contemporary Feminist Theories Edinburgh University Press, 1998

  • "Communitarianism" in Adam Lent (ed) New Political Thought: an introduction London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1998


  • Elizabeth Frazer and Nicholas Emler "Participation and Citizenship: a new agenda for youth politics research? in John Bynner, Lynne Chisholm and Andy Furlong (eds) Youth, Citizenship and Social Change in a European Context Aldershot: Ashgate 1997

  • Publicity and Public Life: a response to Susan Moller Okin’s ‘Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?’ Boston Review: a political and literary forum’ 1997

  • reprinted in Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women? edited by Joshua Cohen and Matthew Howard, Princeton University Press, 1999.

  • "Method Matters: Feminism, Interpretation and Politics" in Andrew Vincent (ed) Political Theory: tradition, diversity, ideology Cambridge University Press 1997

  • "Feminisme et communautarisme" Pouvoirs numero 82 sur les "Femmes en politique" l997


  • "The Value of Locality" in G Stoker and D King (eds) Rethinking Local Democracy Basingstoke: Macmillan 1996

  • "Is Theory Gendered?" Journal of Political Philosophy vol 4 1996 pp 169-189

  • "Feminism and Liberalism" in James Meadowcroft (ed) Reappraising the Liberal Tradition Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 1996 pp 115-137


  • entries on Feminist Philosophy of Science, Communitarianism, Social Constructionism, Onora O'Neill, Alfred Schutz, Public/Private Distinction, Michele Le Doeuff, Feminist Epistemology, Feminist Ethics, in Ted Honderich (ed) The Oxford Companion to Philosophy Oxford: Oxford University Press 1995

  • "What's New in the Philosophy of Social Science?" Oxford Review of Education vol 21 1995 pp 267-281

  • Elizabeth Frazer and Nicola Lacey "Politics and the Public in Rawls' Political Liberalism" Political Studies, vol 43 1995 pp 233-247


  • Deborah Cameron and Elizabeth Frazer "Cultural Difference and the Lust to Kill" in Penelope Harvey and Peter Gow (eds) Sex and Violence: issues in representation and experience London: Routledge 1994

  • Deborah Cameron and Elizabeth Frazer ‘On the Question of Pornography and Sexual Violence: moving beyond cause and effect’ in Catherine Itzin (ed) Pornography: Women Violence and Civil Liberties, Oxford University Press, 1994;

  • reprinted in Drucilla Cornell (ed) Feminism and Pornography Oxford University Press 2000

  • Elizabeth Frazer and Nicola Lacey 'Blind Alleys': Communitarianism" Politics vol 14 1994; also Nicola Lacey and Elizabeth Frazer "Reply to Lowe" (rejoinder to Toby Lowe "Communitarianism as a Blind Alley?") Politics vol 16 1996

  • "Politics and Correctness" Politics vol 14 no.1 1994

  • Elizabeth Frazer and Nicola Lacey (1994) "MacIntyre, Feminism and the Concept of Practice" in John Horton and Susan Mendus (eds) After MacIntyre: critical perspectives on the work of Alasdair MacIntyre Oxford: Polity Press


  • Frazer,Elizabeth and Lacey,Nicola (1993): The Politics of Community: a Feminist Critique of the Liberal Communitarian Debate,, Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead

  • "Talk about Class in a Girls' Public School". In: The Private Schooling of Girls: past and present. (Ed: Walford,Geoffrey) Woburn Press, London 1993

  • Frazer, Elizabeth, Hornsby, Jennifer, Lovibond, Sabina (eds) (1993) Ethics: a Feminist Reader Blackwell, Oxford


  • Cameron,Deborah; Frazer,Elizabeth; Harvey,Penelope; Rampton,BH; Richardson,Kay (1992): "Ethics, Advocacy and Empowerment: issues of method in researching language". Language and Communication Special Issue on Cameron et al 1992

  • Cameron,Deborah; Frazer, Elizabeth; Harvey, Penelope; Rampton, BH; Richardson, Kay (1992): Researching Language: issues of power and method,, Routledge, London, 1992; extract reprinted in Jane Sunderland (ed) Language and Gender: an advanced resource book Routledge (forthcoming 2004); extract reprinted in Adam Jaworski and Nicholas Coupland (eds) The Discourse Reader 2nd edn Routledge (2005)


  • Ballaster,Ros; Beetham,Margaret; Frazer,Elizabeth; Hebron,Sandra (1991): Women's Worlds: Ideology Femininity and the Woman's Magazine. Macmillan, Basingstoke.


  • Frazer,Elizabeth; Lacey,Nicola (1990): "Communitarianism and Feminist Lives". Warwick Law Working Papers: Feminism and the Law


  • "Feminist Talk and Talking about Feminism: teenage girls' discourses of gender". Oxford Review of Education vol 15 1989

  • "Problems with the Theory of Ideology". Cogito vol 3 1989

  • Cameron,Deborah; Frazer,Elizabeth (1989):"Knowing What to Say: the Construction of Gender in Linguistic Practice". In: Social Anthropology and the Politics of Language. Sociological Review Monograph 36. (Ed: Grillo,Ralph) Routledge, London


  • "Teenage Girls Talking About Class". Sociology Vol 22 1988


  • Cameron,Deborah; Frazer,Elizabeth (1987): The Lust to Kill: a feminist investigation of sexual murder. Polity Press, Cambridge. (excerpt reprinted in: The Polity Reader in Gender Studies Polity Press, Cambridge, 1994)

  • Frazer,Elizabeth (1987):"Teenage Girls Reading Jackie". Media Culture and Society vol 9 (excerpt reprinted in: Bob Ashley (ed) The Study of Popular Fiction: a source book Pinter Publishers, London, 1989


  • Cameron,Deborah; Frazer,Elizabeth (1984): "The Liberal Organ: Needs, Rights and Pornography in The Guardian". Trouble and Strife no.4

Conference and Seminar Papers and Lectures

  • November 2018 Violence and Justification, Oxford Brookes Politics and International Relations Seminar.  

  • May 2018 'Military and political power' Political theory research seminar, DPIR, Oxford.

  • March 2018 'Politics of Vulnerability' Conference: Love and vulnerability, in honour of Pamela Anderson; Mansfield College and Regents Park College Oxford

  • October 2017, 'Magic Power and Politics' QMUL Politics and International Relations seminar

  • August 2017, APSA San Francisco panel: The Making of the Wollstonecraftian Mind - 'Wollstonecraft and Democracy'

  • June 2017, Nuffield Political Theory Seminar, 'Feminism and Structural Violence' (with Kim Hutchings)

  • April 2017, Political Studies Association, Glasgow, 'Between Justification and Explanation' for panel 'Reassessing Political Violence' (with Kim Hutchings)

  • February 2017, University of Oxford seminar 'Ideas and Political Violence':  'The Politics Violence Frontier' (with Kim Hutchings)

  • October 2016, University of Leeds, Conference for Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics (CIAP), Keynote Speech: Emotions in Politics.

  • October 2016, University of York conference: Myth, Violence and Unreason in the History of Political Thought  Keynote Speech: 'Myth, Violence, Unreason and Magic'.  

  • May 2016, University of Oxford conference Political Demonology: the logic of evil in contemporary literature and theology;  Keynote Speech: 'Politics and Magic'.

  • March 2016, PSA Conference Brighton, 'Pedagogies of violence: a framework for research' for Panel: Pedagogies of Violence

  • September 2015, APSA, San Francisco: The Politics-Violence Frontier

  • October 2014, University of Cambridge, Contemporary Political Theory research seminar: 'Reading Shakespeare Politically'.

  • June 2014, University of Sussex PPE Society: Politics and violence.

  • March 2014, University of Leeds Political Theory Seminar: Conflict and the Politics of Ambiguity.

  • November 2013 UCL, Dept of Political Science, Political Theory seminar: 'Conflict and the Politics of Ambiguity'.

  • July 2013, Intersectionality and the politics of violence against women, at International Congress on Gender Violence: Intersectionalities, Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain.

  • May 2013, University of Kent, Department of Politics Research Seminar 'Discussion, politicisation, conflict and ambiguity'.

  • May 2013 'Tragedy Violence and Justification' to IPSA RC31 Justice, Violence and Forgiveness, University of Boston.

  • March 2013, University of East Anglia, Politics Seminar: 'Discussion and Politicisation.

  • March 2013 University of Hull, European Politics Seminar: 'Discussion and Politicisation'

  • December 2012 'Gender, violence, and politics' - keynote speech at Centre for Social Sciences 4th Annual Conference on Gender Studies: "War and Peace - Power and Representation of Men and Women", Tbilisi, Georgia December 6 2012

  • January 2012 'Greenham Common Revisited' at Political Thought Conference, St Catherine's College, Oxford

  • September 2011 'Machiavelli and Violence' on website Histories of Violence (University of Leeds)

  • July 2010 'Political Education and Realism in Political Theory' at 'The Future of Political Theory' University of Sheffield.

  • December 2009 with Alan Finlayson 'Fictions of Sovereignty: Shakespeare, Theatre and the Representations of Rule' at Fictions and British Politics, (University of Nottingham) London 11.xii.09

  • September 2009, with Alan Finlayson: 'Theatrical Political Thought': at Drama and Politics, University of Ulster, Belfast, 3ix10.

  • April 2009, with Alan Finlayson: ‘Theatrical Political Thought: Shakespeare and the Staging of Civic Experience’ at Political Studies Association annual conference, panel: Politics and Drama (organised by Finlayson and Frazer) Manchester.

  • September 2008 ‘Citizens talking about Europe: discussion becoming political’ at UACES (University Association for Contemporary European Studies) ‘Rethinking the European Union’ panel Values and Ethos in an Enlarging Europe, Edinburgh, UK.

  • March 2008 Is ‘political virtue’ a contradiction in terms?’ at After Politics Symposium, Keele University

  • October 2006 Comment les Francais, les Britanniques et les Belges francophones parlent de l’Europe? avec Sophie Duchesne, Florence Haegel, Guilliaume Garcia, Linda Pialek et Virginie van Ingelgom, Seminaire de Sociologie Politique, Cevipof Centre de Recherches de Sciences Po, Paris.

  • August 2006, American Political Science Association, Philadelphia: Panel ‘Conceptualising the Political Languages of Power’: Polical Power; Panel: ‘Power Violence and the Body’: On Power and Violence: Arendt contra Fanonwith Kimberly Hutchings.

  • July 2006, Depoliticising Citizenship,International Conference on Citizenship and Teacher Education, Oriel College, Oxford

  • March 2006, Max Weber on Ethics and Politics, Centre for Political Ideologies seminar, University of Sheffield

  • November 2005: Depoliticising Citizenship, Conference: Creating citizens? issues for citizenship through eduction in Ireland, UCD School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin.

  • September 2005, Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics, Political Theory Workshops, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

  • July 2005, (and July 2004, 2003 and 2002) ‘What kind of a leader can a democratic woman be?’,  Women’s Leadership Conference, Oxford,

  • July 2005, Citizenship Education and the Political Way, International Conference on Citizenship and Teacher Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada.

  • June 2005, with Kimberly Hutchings The Phenomenology of Political Violence, Conference: The Barbarisation of Warfare, Wolverhampton University, UK.

  • April 2005 Mary Wollstonecraft and Political Friendship Workshop: The Politics of Friendship, ECPR 33rd Joint Sessions of Workshops, University of Granada, Spain

  • March 2005 Max Weber on Ethics and Politics Politics and Ethics Conference, University of Southern Mississippi, USA

  • October 2004 Max Weber’s four theories of politics, Department of Philosophy, University of Durham

  • September 2004 Openness and closure in Max Weber’s and Hannah Arendt’s concepts of politics, Political Theory Workshops, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

  • August 2004 ‘The concept of politics’ Northern Political Theory conference, University of Stirling, UK

  • March 2004, The place of politics in political theory, Department of Politics, University of Edinburgh

  • November 2003 ‘What is the place of ‘politics’ in ‘political thought’? at Teaching Political Thought Manchester Centre for Political Thought, University of Manchester UK

  • October 2003 ‘Politics and Representation’ at Political Representation in the Digital Age, Oxford Internet Institute

  • October 2003: Pluralism and politicisation, at Approaches to Pluralism in Muslim Contexts, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University, Karachi.

  • August 2003 ‘Validity and Reliability in Methods of Ideological Analysis’ (Roundtable on ‘Investigating Ideology) American Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia Pa.

  • June 2003 ‘Citizenship and Political Commitment’ at ITT Citized Conference: Political Literacy and Citizenship Education, London Metropolitan University, UK.

  • April 2003 with Stephen Coleman and Helen Hardman ‘Democratic Culture and the Internet’ for Knowledge Based Economy in Central and East European Countries: exploring new policy research agendas, Organising Committee of the Anglo-Polish Colloquium; School of Eastern European and Slavonic Studies, London

  • October 2002Political Activism: an argument against communitarianism at Civic Activities and Communitarianism, Georg-August-Universitat, Gottingen,

  • July 2002 Leadership in Democracy School for Leaders, Warsaw, Conference for Women Leaders, Augustow, Poland

  • March 2002 Politics: Leadership in Democracy Common Purpose Programme Directors’ and Managers’ Conference, Grantham, UK

  • February 26 2002 What is Politics Today? Common Purpose Forum, London

  • September 2001, ‘Reading Rousseau Politically: discussant at panel ‘Liberalism: political philosophy without politics’ American Political Science Association Meeting, San Francisco

  • Apirl 2001, ‘Reading Rousseau Politically Political Studies Association, Manchester

  • November 2000, ‘Sex Differences in Political Knowledge in Britain’ Nuffield College, Oxford, Sociology Seminar

  • October 2000, with Kenneth Macdonald Age and Cohort Effects in young people’s political knowledge and participation’ Adolescents into Citizens: Integrating young people into Political Life, Marbach, Germany

  • September 1999 ‘Political Education and Anti-Political Culture: citizenship education in the British national curriculum’ American Political Science Association annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

  • March 1999 'Citizenship Education' , Political Studies Association annual conference, University of Nottingham.

  • March 9 1999 'Political Education and Anti-Political Culture' , University of Sussex, Political and Social Theory Seminar

  • March 1999 'Political Education and Anti-Political Culture' for "Western Political Theory Workshop" University of Exeter

  • July 1998 "Politics and Community" for 10th International Conference on Socio-Economics, Vienna

  • December 1997, "The Concept of Community" for conference: Liberalism and Communitarianism, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, Canberra

  • December 1997 "The Idea of a Political Community" Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, Canberra, Philosophy Seminar

  • November 1997 "The Education Effect" Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, Canberra, Joint Sociology and Social and Political Theory Seminar

  • 18.iv.97, University College Dublin, Department of Politics "Politics and Community"

  • February 1997 "Politics and Community", for "Community and Morality in a Democratic Society", New York University

  • January 1997, "The problem of social construction: Mary Wollstonecraft and the making of gendered virtue", for "Political Thought Conference", University of Wales Swansea, Gregynog

  • 16.i.97, University of Sussex, Social and Political Thought Seminar, "Capitalism and Communitarianism"

  • 28.x.96, University of Cambridge, Seminar in Political Theory and Intellectual History, "Feminism and Social Constructionism: the case of Mary Wollstonecraft"

  • June 1996 "Feminism and Social Constructivism: Mary Wollstonecraft and the making of gendered virtue", for "Morality and Ideology", Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

  • January 1996 "Political and Social Participation and Citizenship" Framework Paper for "British Youth Research: The New Agenda", (Sponsored by University of Glasgow, Scottish BSA, ESRC)Glasgow

  • 24.i.96, University of Kent at Canterbury, Department of Politics, "The Idea of a Political Community"

  • 11.i.96, University of California, Los Angeles, Centre for the Study of Women, "Feminism and Political Community"

  • 8.i.96, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Law, "Politics and Community"

  • 2.x.95, University of East Anglia, Department of Social Sciences, "On the Idea of a Political Community"

  • September 1995 "Ideas of Community" Plenary lecture for "Ideas of Community: an inter- disciplinary conference", University of West of England

  • 24.xi.95, University of Edinburgh, Department of Politics, "The Idea of a Political Community"

  • August 1995 "Social Constructivism and Social Science" International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Florence

  • July 1995 "On the Idea of a Political Community" PSA Liberalism Group Conference: Difference and Political Community, University of Hull

  • September 1994, Rethinking Local Democracy, ESRC conference, St John's College, Oxford, "Community and Local Democracy"

  • September 1994 Citizenship and Cultural Frontiers, conference Staffordshire University: "Citizenship, Community and Locality"

  • 11.xi.93, London School of Economics, Chaplaincy Lectures 1993 The Individual and the Community "The Politics of Community"

  • 13.x.93, Nuffield College, Oxford, "Conceptions of Quality and Quantity in Sociology"

  • September 1993, Reappraising the Liberal Tradition, Sheffield University Department of Politics: "Liberalism and Feminism"

  • 17.v.93, London School of Economics, Department of Government, "Feminism and Communitarianism".

  • April 1993, Political Studies Association, University of Leicester, "Is Theory Gendered?"

  • 24.x.92, Manchester Ethnography Group Symposium: Ethnography and Critique, Manchester Metropolitan University "Ethnography, Critique and Empowerment"

  •, Christendom Consultation, St Gabriel's House, Westgate on Sea, "Communitarianism"

  • 2.iii.92 University of York, Dept of Politics, "Feminism and Communitarianism"

  • 21.ii.92 Geography Faculty, Oxford "Gender and Political Theory"

  • 7.ii.92, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor (Southampton University Politics Department) "Feminism and Communitarianism"

  • Jan 1992, New College, Oxford, Political Thought Conference: "MacIntyre, Feminism and the Concept of Practice" (with Nicola Lacey)

  • 26.xi.91, St John's College, Oxford, PPE Society "Gender and Political Theory".

  • 24.x.91 Manchester Polytechnic, Department of Humanities, "Feminism and Communitarianism”.