Graduate students are invited to submit papers for the upcoming conference
"De-Parochializing Political Theory," August 2-4, 2012 at the University of
Under conditions of globalization, there is an urgent need
to develop frameworks for the normative analysis of political structures and
institutions that are mutually intelligible across the intellectual
traditions and political discourses of diverse human cultures and
civilizations. This workshop builds upon and concludes a three-year project, "East Asian
Perspectives on Politics," whose purpose is to advance research in the
emerging field of comparative political theory. It continues the project's focus on the prospects
for dialogue between political theory in the European/North American and
East Asian traditions, but opens up the conversation to Indigenous, South
Asian and Muslim traditions of thought and practice. We invite papers
engaging any of these topics and also welcome specialized, theoretically
rigorous work on the political thought of any geographic region.
A workshop dedicated to scholarship by postdoctoral, doctoral and
M.A. candidates will be held on the last day of the conference.
Accepted papers will be circulated in advance and must be submitted no later
than 15 July 2012. Some travel funding may be available; if you will need
funding support in order to participate, please indicate this in your
To apply, send a paper title, abstract of no more than 300 words, and a
current curriculum vitae to email@example.com no later than 15 June 2012.
Successful candidates will be notified by email within two weeks of that
Organized by Melissa Williams (University of Toronto), Leigh Jenco (London
School of Economics), and Jeremy Webber (University of Victoria). Hosted by
the Consortium on Democratic Constitutionalism (UVic), Centre for Asian
Pacific Initiatives (UVic), the Shibusawa Foundation and the Center for
Ethics (University of Toronto).
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