May 04 Seminar: Speaker: Markus Fraundorfer # University of Sao Paulo Global City Networks and the Informal Implementation of Constitutional Environmental Rights 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Conference Room 2.15

Political Theory Research Group

May 11 Seminar: Speaker: Elizabeth Ashford # University of St Andrews Hungers Unwitting Executioners: Severe Poverty as a Structural Human Rights Violation 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Conference Room 2.15

Political Theory Research Group

Lukas Slothuus Transgressive dissent in liberal states

Political Theory Research Group seminar series: 27 Apr 2016 Lukas's paper examines the distinctions between permissible and impermissible or transgressive dissent in liberal states. He notes the apparent inconsistency in some legal and political decisions between the decision makers' commitment to a broadly Millian principle of freedom of speech on the one hand and their […]

Catherine Lu Justice and Reconciliation in International Relations

Political Theory Research Group seminar series: 19 Apr 2016 How should we think theoretically and historically about the aftermath of conflicts? In a chapter from her forthcoming book Justice and Reconciliation in International Relations, Catherine Lu argues that two distinct frameworks for rectifying historic injustice can contribute through a fruitful interaction: interactional injustice and structural […]

Kieran Oberman Immigration, Citizenship, and Consent: What is Wrong with Permanent Alienage?

Every single country in the world has a policy of naturalisation. This means that once an immigrant who is not a citizen of their country of residence fulfils certain criteria, they can obtain citizenship of their country of residence. In some cases, naturalisation is fairly straightforward, particularly in South American countries. Here, it sometimes only […]

Simon Hope Idealization, Justice, and the Form of Practical Reason

Political Theory Research Group seminar series: 13 Apr 2016 In recent years, it has often been argued that political theory is too abstracted from reality. Realists contend that when political theory begins from abstract principles about how society ought ideally to be structured it misses what is distinctive about politics: the ineliminable role of power, […]

Bashir Saade ISIS and Game of Thrones: The Global between Tradition, Identity and the Politics of Spectacle

Political Theory Research Group seminar series: 6 Apr 2016 Bashir Saade's paper offers a far-reaching discussion of issues surrounding identity, authority, and tradition, considered with reference to ISIS. A central objective of Bashir's paper is to examine the relationship between modern audio-visual technologies and cultural identities, more specifically he looks to address how ISIS combines […]