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

International Political Theory

Human Rights
International Relations
Political Theory
Social Justice
Critical Theory
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.

Panel List

P171From International Norms to International Law View Panel Details
P194Grounded Normative Theory (GNT) View Panel Details
P240Issues in International Legitimacy View Panel Details
P241Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics (Sponsored by Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy) View Panel Details
P252Legitimacy of International Institutions and International Law View Panel Details
P298On Federative Power: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives View Panel Details
P485The State and Cosmopolitan Responsibilities View Panel Details
P491The Unbundling of Sovereignty: Justice, Jurisdiction, and Territorial Rights View Panel Details
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