CfP: Republicanism in the History of Political Philosophy and Today

3rd Biennial Ideas in Politics Conference Republicanism in the History of Political Philosophy and Today

Prague – November 3rd–4th, 2017


Call for papers

The current surge of political populism across the Western world may be interpreted not only as a sign of the collapse of the post-Cold War (neo-)liberal consensus but also as a symptom of a deeper crisis of representative democracy itself. This development invites us as political theorists and historians of political thought alike to reflect upon the intellectual foundations of liberal democracy as well as various alternative conceptualizations of free and self-governing political regime including the important, albeit for a long time somewhat neglected, tradition of republican political thought.


The conference is open to researchers from the fields of political philosophy, political theory, intellectual history and other related disciplines.


We invite proposals of individual papers as well as panels (comprising of 3-4 papers) on the following broadly defined topics:

Historical roots and development of the republican tradition

The impact of the republican tradition on modern democracies

Variety of forms of current (neo-)republican political theory

Republicanism as an alternative to the prevailing liberal account of democracy

Constitutionalism, citizenship and political participation

Republican ideas and European integration


Keynote speakers:

Richard Bellamy (University College London)

Christopher Kelly (Boston College)

Philip Pettit (Princeton University)


How to Apply

Paper abstracts and panel proposals should be submitted electronically by June 10th, 2017. For more details and to submit a proposal, please visit our website


Event start 3 November 2017
Event end 4 November 2017
Organiser Institute of Political Studies, Charles University; School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Anglo-American University; Center for Political Philosophy, Ethics and Religion at Charles University
Event website http://ideasinpolitics.fsv.cuni.cz/
Venue Letenská 5, Praha 1 (Anglo-American University main building)
Target group Academic community




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