Oct 25 Seminar: Speaker: Elinor Mason # University of Edinburgh Elinor Mason: Rape, Harassment and Sexual Refusal 15:00 - 16:30 , CMB 2.15

Political Theory Research Group

Nov 01 Seminar: Speaker: Danielle Zwarthoed # Université catholique de Louvain Danielle Zwarthoed (Université catholique de Louvain) 15:00 - 16:30 , 18 Buccleuch Place, 3.15

Political Theory Research Group

Mihaela Mihai – Complicity, Hope and the Imagination

For this week’s seminar, Mihaela Mihai presented a paper on complicity, hope, and imagination in the context of systemic political repression. Part of her greyzone project researching the potential of art to illustrate the contribution bystanders, collaborators, and beneficiaries make to political violence and widespread injustice, this paper explores the complex temporal dimension to navigating […]

Prof Henry Shue – Climate Mitigation and Subsistence Protection

PTRG 13 Oct 2017 We are delighted to have invited Professor Henry Shue from Oxford University as the presenter for PTRG yesterday.  In the presented paper, Professor Shue critically reflects upon his earlier argument: that it is important to make a distinction between ‘subsistence emissions’ and ‘luxury emissions’, and that this distinction should be incorporated […]

Does Catalonia have a Right to Secede?

Sunday’s images were shocking: polling stations stormed, elderly voters with bloodied faces, fire fighters (of all people) beaten by police. Coverage in the press and widespread sharing on social media ensured a PR disaster for Spain. Catalonia’s separatists have, for the moment at least, gained the world’s attention and a share of its sympathy. But […]

Call for Papers Summer School GREYZONE Edinburgh June 2018

Call for Applications – Summer School Navigating the Grey Zone: Complicity, Resistance and Solidarity University of Edinburgh, 25-27 June 2018 In June 2018 the University of Edinburgh is hosting an interdisciplinary Summer School entitled “Illuminating the Grey Zone: Complicity, Resistance and Solidarity.” This event targets PhD students and early career researchers (within 4 years of […]

Mathias Thaler – Peace as a Minor, Grounded Utopia

Opening this academic year’s Political Theory Research Group on 20 September, we had the pleasure to discuss Mathias Thaler’s paper Peace as a Minor, Grounded Utopia: On Prefigurative and Testimonial Pacifism. Here, Thaler utilises the distinction between two types of utopias, minor and major, to advance a (minor) utopian argument for pacifism. According to how […]