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Eight Essex Graduate Conference in Political Theory: Multitude, People, Resistance

Organized by the
Department of Government
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester
21- 22 June 2007



Call for papers

The Department of Government, in collaboration with the Centre for Theoretical Studies and the Doctoral Programme in Ideology and Discourse Analysis, is pleased to invite you to the Eighth Essex Graduate Conference in Political Theory to be held at the University of Essex between the 21st and 22nd of June 2007. The conference has achieved a renowned reputation for the quality of the papers presented and the large number of international participants. Previous guest speakers have included Wendy Brown, Judith Squires, Quentin Skinner, Joan Copjec, James Tully, Fred Dallmayr, Bonnie Honig, David Owen, David Campbell and Chantal Mouffe, among others. The conference provides an important opportunity to engage with the contemporary challenges and possibilities of social and political theory and to exchange views on ongoing research. Papers are encouraged from a wide variety of backgrounds in the field of social and political theory. Broad themes include:

• Politics of Immanence and Transcendence
• Universalism and Particularism
• Democracy and Representation
• Capitalism, Multiculturalism, Globalisation
• Identity Politics and Mobilisation
• Modes of Subjectivity and Psychoanalysis
• Issues in Political Theory

Please send proposed paper abstracts of 300-400 words to [email protected] by 17 April 2007.

Conference fees

Conference fees: £35 (Attendance Only); £30 (Paper Givers); £45 (Participants paid by their departments)

General information

General Information, please contact:
Laura Glanc, Peter Bloom and Christos Iliades
E-mail: [email protected]

Department of Government,
University of Essex,
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester,
CO4 3SQ, UK.


University of Essex, Department of Government

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