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 Nordic Party Members: Linkages in Troubled Times, Edited by Marie Demker, Knut Heidar, and Karina Kosiara-Pedersen

Political Theory: Justice in the Contemporary World

Human Rights
Political Theory
Section Number
Section Chair
Adina Preda
University of Limerick
Section Co-Chair
Andrew Shorten
University of Limerick

This Section, supported by the ECPR Standing Group on Political Theory, showcases work from various subfields of political theory, including work on normative, conceptual, applied, methodological and historical topics. The Section has broad scope but its overall theme is ‘justice in the contemporary world’ and different Panels deal with different topics that are of continued relevance and interest for contemporary theorists.

Section Chair: Adina Preda, University of Limerick (
Section co-Chair: Andrew Shorten, University of Limerick (

The Section includes the following Panels:

‘Dimensions of equality: conceptual and distributive considerations’; Chair: Avigail Ferdman (University of Toronto) Discussant: Nicholas Kirby (University of Oxford) Participants: Avigail Ferdman (University of Toronto), Mollie Gerver (LSE), Nicholas Kirby (Oxford), Anabelle Lever (University of Geneva)

‘Economic Justice: A Structural Perspective’; Chair: Lisa Maria Herzog (Goethe University Frankfurt; Discussant: Andrew Walton (Newcastle University), Participants: Anca Gheauș (Pompeu Fabra University), Lisa Herzog (Goethe University Frankfurt), Elizabeth Kahn (University of Durham), Tom Parr (University of Essex).

‘Equality: objections and defences’; Chair: Adina Preda (University of Limerick), Discussant: Shlomi Segall (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Participants: Michelle Hawkins (University of Ottawa), Gerald Lang (University of Leeds), Adina Preda (University of Limerick), Shlomi Segall (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

‘Health and Justice’; Chair and Discussant: Andreas Albertsen (Aarhus University) Participants: Andreas Albertsen (Aarhus University), Benjamin Gregg (University of Texas at Austin), Leti Morales (McGill University), Viki Møller Lyngby Pedersen (Aarhus University)

‘Language policy and social justice’; Chair and Discussant: Andrew Shorten (University of Limerick); Participants: Brian Carey (University of Limerick), Nuria Garcia (Sciences Po), Jean-Francois Gregoire (University of Leuven), Andrew Shorten (University of Limerick)

‘New perspectives on liberal democracy’; Chair: Ludwig Beckman (Stockholm University), Participants: Brigitte bargetz (University of Vienna), Ludwig Beckman (Stockholm University), Aviad Hefetz (Open University of Israel), Manuela Ortega-Ruiz (Universidad de Granada)

‘Unjust states: punisher relativity and the limits of criminal law’; Chair: Goran Duus-Otterstrom (University of Gothenburg), Co-Chair & Discussant: Andrei Poama (Université de Montreal); Participants: Helen Brown Coverdale (King’s College London), William Bülow (Royal Institute of Technology), Goran Duus-Otterstrom (University of Gothenburg), Erin Kelly (Tufts University), Andrei Poama (Université de Montreal)

‘The regulation of religion in public spaces’; Chairs: Simon Thompson (University of the West of England) and Roland Pierik (University of Amsterdam), Discussant: Nahshon Perez (Bar Ilan University) Participants: Patrick Loobuyck (University of Antwerp), Nahshon Perez (Bar-Ilan University), Roland Pierik (University of Amsterdam), Simon Thompson (UWE).

Panel List

Code Title Details
P096Dimensions of Equality: Conceptual and Distributive Considerations View Panel Details
P105Economic Justice: A Structural Perspective View Panel Details
P121Equality: Objections and Defences View Panel Details
P165Health and Justice View Panel Details
P222Language Policy and Social Justice View Panel Details
P263New Perspectives on Liberal Democracy View Panel Details
P346Punishment and Social Injustice View Panel Details
P428The Regulation of Religion in Public Spaces View Panel Details
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