ECPR General Conference
Universität Hamburg, Hamburg
22 - 25 August 2018

International Political Theory

Critical Theory
Human Rights
International Relations
Political Theory
Social Justice
Section Number
Section Chair
Peter Niesen
Universität Hamburg
Section Co-Chair
Catherine Lu
McGill University

This Section on International Political Theory (IPT), organized by the convenors of the Standing Group in International Political Theory (SGIPT), encompasses political theory and philosophy as it pertains, broadly, to global, international and transnational relations. IPT studies questions concerning the philosophical and normative grounding, as well as the historical and political development, of global, international and transnational institutions and orders; the rights and duties of individuals and groups in transnational contexts; the moral standing, rights and duties of states in international society; the legitimacy of international law and global constitutionalism; global distributive and social justice; international criminal justice and mechanisms of accountability; problems of historical injustice and transitional justice; just war and the ethics of the use of force; migration; and environmental justice. The Section is open to various theoretical perspectives and methodologies. (In Oslo 2017, the Section on IPT had 10 Panels.)

Panel suggestions already communicated to the Convenors:
1. Legitimacy of international institutions and international law (to be sponsored by MultiCourts Oslo)
Chair and Discussant: Antoinette Scherz (U. Oslo)
2. State Responsibility and Cosmopolitanism (to be sponsored by Oxford University Press)
Chair and Discussant: Garrett Brown (Leeds U.),
3. Grounded Normative Theory (GNT): Political Theorizing with Those Who Struggle
Chair: Antje Wiener (Hamburg), Discussant: Kimberly Hutchings (Queen Mary London)
4. Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics (to be sponsored by the journal Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy)
Chair: Richard Bellamy (EUI), Discussant: Catherine Lu (McGill)
5. Normativity and Power
Chair: Peter Niesen (Hamburg) Discussant: Rainer Forst (Frankfurt)
6. On Federative Power: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Chair and Discussant: Eva Marlene Hausteiner (Bonn), with David Armitage (Harvard)

Further possible Panel topics envisaged for 2018:

Refugees, borders, and global mobility rights
Financial transactions and global justice
Climate Justice
Ethics of war and intervention
Violence and the law
Indigeneity and global order
Transnational protest, civil disobedience and constituent power
Human rights in theory and practice

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