Registration for the MANCEPT Workshops 2017 is now open!

We are delighted to announce that we have 28 panels at the workshops this year. Please find details of the subject of each panel on the relevant pages: Panels A-E – Panels F-P – Panels Q-Z

Registration for the workshops is now open and can be completed here. The cost of registration is £230 for academics and £135 for graduate students or retirees. Registration will be open until the 7th of July 2017 (after this time a late fee will be incurred).

On the 11th of September, we will be hosting a conference dinner at the Midland Hotel in central Manchester. Tickets for this are limited and can be purchased through the registration page. The cost of dinner tickets is £30 for academics and £20 for graduate students and retirees.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer accommodation this year – however, we’ve provided a list of conveniently located hotels and hostels for your consideration here.

We have a number of bursaries available to cover the costs of registration (not including the conference dinner on Monday 11 September). Anyone who is not currently in full-time employment may apply. The deadline to apply for a bursary is the 16th of June and decisions will be made by the 23rd. To apply for a bursary, please include the following information in a word document and email it to us at: manceptworkshops@gmail.com – Name, Institutional Affiliation, Paper Title, Panel Title, and Reason for Application.

If you wish to attend without giving a paper, please note that while participants in the MANCEPT workshops need not be paper givers, all delegates must be attached to a particular workshop and their attendance agreed by with the workshop convenor.

Brave New World 2017

Brave New World 2017

This year’s Brave New World is the twenty-first annual postgraduate conference organised by the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. The conference will take place on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th of June 2017 at the University of Manchester.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers this year will be:

  • Emily McTernan (University College London)
  • David Schmidtz (University of Arizona)

 

The Brave New World conference series is a leading international forum dedicated to the discussion of postgraduate research in political theory. Participants will have the chance to meet and talk about their work with eminent academics, including members of faculty from the University of Manchester, as well as the guest speakers who will deliver plenary addresses.

Guest speakers in previous years have included: David Archard, Richard Arneson, Brian Barry, Simon Caney, G.A. Cohen, Roger Crisp, Cecile Fabre, Jerry Gaus, Bob Goodin, Peter Jones, Chandran Kukathas, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Jeff McMahan, Matt Matravers, Susan Mendus, David Miller, Onora O’Neill, Serena Olsaretti, Michael Otsuka, Bhikhu Parekh, Carole Pateman, Carmen Pavel, Anne Phillips, Joseph Raz, Andrea Sangiovanni, Samuel Scheffler, Quentin Skinner, Hillel Steiner, Adam Swift, Philippe Van Parijs, Leif Wenar, Andrew Williams, and Jonathan Wolff.

 

Submission guidelines

The deadline for submissions is 24th March 2017. If you would like to present a paper, please send an abstract of approximately 400 words in MS Word format and prepared for blind review to brave.new.world@manchester.ac.uk. Please also state your name and institutional affiliation in the email. Papers focusing on any area of political theory or political philosophy are welcome.

 

Notices of acceptance will be sent by approximately 3rd April 2017.

 

We offer a limited number of bursaries for presenters depending on number attending. These will be allocated according to need. If you wish to be considered for a bursary, please say so when submitting your abstract and state where you will be travelling from and any other sources of funding you have available to cover costs.  For further details please contact us at brave.new.world@manchester.ac.uk.

 

Information regarding registration will be available soon.

MANCEPT WORKSHOPS 2017

Call for Convenors

The MANCEPT Workshops is an annual conference in political theory, organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. Next year’s conference will take place on Monday 11 September to Wednesday 13 September at the Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester.  The conference offers academics an opportunity to come together in a series of workshops so as to develop specialised work and engage in lively philosophical discussion. Attracting scholars throughout the world, the conference is now established as a leading international forum dedicated to the development of research in all subfields of political theory.

We are now accepting applications for workshop convenors. Applications are made by submitting a short (500 word) abstract describing the subject of your workshop. The deadline for workshop proposals is Friday 3 March 2017.

If you are interested in convening a workshop or require any further information please e-mail the workshop organisers Sara Van Goozen and Nicola Mulkeen at: manceptworkshops@gmail.com.

Registration for the MANCEPT Workshops 2016 is now open!

We are delighted to announce that we have accepted 30 panels at the workshops this year. Please find details of the subject of each panel on the relevant pages (A-E) (F-P) (R-Z).

Registration for the workshops is now open and can be completed here. The cost of registration is the same as last year (£220 for academics and £130 for graduate students or retirees). Registration will be open until the 25th July (after this time a late fee will be incurred).

We have 30 bursaries available to cover the costs of registration. Anyone who is not currently in full-time employment may apply. The deadline to apply for a bursary is 10th June and decisions will be made by the 15th. To apply for a bursary, please include the following information in a word document and email it to us at: manceptworkshops@gmail.com – Name, Institutional Affiliation, Paper Title, Panel Title, and Reason for Application.

MANCEPT Workshops 2016

The MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2016 is an annual conference in political theory, organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. This year’s conference will be the thirteenth event in the series and will take place on Wednesday 7th September until Friday 9th September at the Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester. Over the last twelve years, participants from over twenty five countries have come together in a series of workshops focussing on political theory/philosophy widely construed.

We are delighted to announce that we have accepted 30 panels this year. Please find details of the subject of each panel on the relevant pages (A-E) (F-P) (R-Z).

Registration for the workshops will be open in May and all participants (convenors and paper-givers alike) must register in order to attend. The cost of registration is the same as last year (£220 for academics and £130 for graduate students/retirees).

We have 30 full bursaries available. Anyone who is not currently in full-time employment may apply and the bursary will cover the full cost of registration. The deadline to apply for a bursary will be 10th June. To apply for a bursary, please include the following information in a word document and email it to us at: manceptworkshops@gmail.com – Name, Institutional Affiliation, Paper Title, Panel Title, and Reason for Application. We will confirm receipt of your application and decisions will be made by the 15th June.

Further information on panels in previous year’s workshops can be found on this website or here (2013), here (2012), or here (2011).

If you require any further information then please email the workshop organisers Nicola Mulkeen and Stephanie Rinaldi at manceptworkshops@gmail.com.

MANCEPT Workshops 2016 Call for Convenors

This year’s conference will be the thirteenth event in the series and will take place on Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th September at the Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester. Over the last twelve years, participants from over twenty five countries have come together in a series of workshops focussing on political theory/philosophy widely construed. Last year the workshops had more than 250 delegates attending, and the conference is now established as a leading international forum dedicated to the discussion of research in political theory.

 
We are now accepting applications for workshop convenors. Applications are made by submitting a short (500 word) abstract describing the subject of your workshop. The deadline for workshop proposals is Monday 7th March 2015.

If you are interested in convening a workshop or require any further information please e-mail the workshop organisers Nicola Mulkeen and Stephanie Rinaldi at: manceptworkshops@gmail.com.

Registration for the MANCEPT Workshops 2015 is now open!

We are delighted to announce that we have accepted 27 panels at the workshops this year. Please find details of the subject of each panel on the relevant pages (A-H) (I-P) (Q-Z).

Registration for the workshops is now open and can be completed here. The cost of registration is the same as last year (£220 for academics and £130 for graduate students). Registration will be open until the 25th July (after this time a late fee will be incurred).

We have, for the first time this year, 30 full bursaries available. Anyone who is not currently in full-time employment may apply and the bursary will cover the full cost of registration. The deadline to apply for a bursary will be 10th June and decisions will be made by the 15th. To apply for a bursary, please include the following information in a word document and email it to us at: manceptworkshops@gmail.com – Name, Institutional Affiliation, Paper Title, Panel Title, and Reason for Application.

MANCEPT ONE-DAY WORKSHOP “ETHICS OF THE ALTERNATIVES TO WAR”

 

MANCEPT ONE-DAY WORKSHOP “ETHICS OF THE ALTERNATIVES TO WAR”

Politics, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester

Friday, 27 March 2015

 

Location: Boardroom, Second Floor, Arthur Lewis Building (building no. 36 here), University of Manchester

Although there has been much written on the ethics of war by just war theorists, much less attention has been to the ethics of the alternatives to war (or ‘soft war’), including economic sanctions, diplomacy, nonviolent resistance, cyber war, propaganda, and ‘lawfare’. This workshop brings together some leading just war theorists and political philosophers to consider both specific alternatives and the alternatives as a whole.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Ariel Colonomas, Sciences Po.
  • Cheyney Ryan, University of Oregon
  • Christopher Finlay, University of Birmingham
  • Elizabeth Ellis, University of Leeds
  • Jessica Wolfendale, West Virginia University
  • Michael Gross University of Haifa
  • Sebastian Kaempf, University of Queensland
  • Tamar Meisels, Tel Aviv University
  • Valerie Morkevicius, Colgate University

 

Registration is free

Space is limited, so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ethics-of-the-alternatives-to-war-tickets-15664906156

For any other questions, please contact the workshop organiser, James Pattison (james.pattison@manchester.ac.uk).

The workshop is hosted by MANCEPT (the Manchester Centre for Political Theory). For more information, see http://www.mancept.com/

MANCEPT Workshops 2015 – Call for Convenors

We are now accepting applications for workshop convenors. Applications are made by submitting a short (500 word) abstract describing the subject of your workshop. The deadline for workshop proposals is Monday 2nd March 2015. Please see http://www.mancept.com/mancept-workshops14/workshop-structure/ ‎for more information on the way the workshops are run.

If you are interested in convening a workshop or require any further information then please email the workshop organiser Stephanie Rinaldi at manceptworkshops@gmail.com.