Political theory in/ and/ as political science
For photos from this event see here. News about publications will be posted when available. A related panel was held at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
Thursday May 10, 2018
Opening remarks: Jacob T. Levy, McGill
11 am- 12:45 pm
Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka, Queen's: Theories of Justice, the Strains of Commitment, and Realistic Utopias
Suzanne Dovi, Arizona: The Four Janus-Faces Of Misogyny: Or How To Measure Bad Behavior?
David Wiens, UCSD: Ideal Theories in Political Science: Lessons from Game Theory and Statistics
Chair/ discussant: Catherine Lu, McGill
Jenna Bednar, Michigan: Federalism as a Mechanism of Collective Problem Solving
Michael Neblo, Ohio State: Building a Directly Representative Democracy
Jack Knight, Duke and Melissa Schwartzberg, NYU: The Moral Limits of Bargaining
Chair/ discussant: Rob Reich, Stanford
Samuel Bagg, McGill: Beyond Collective Self-Rule: Towards A Realistic Defense of Democracy
Menaka Philips, Tulane, and Jennifer Forestal, Stockton: "Democracy Dies in Darkness": Anonymity, Accountability, and Information as a Public Good
Andrew Sabl, Yale/Toronto: The Strange Career of Aggregative Democracy
Chair/ discussant: Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania
Reflections: Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania, and President-Elect, American Political Science Association
Reception in celebration of the awarding of the 2018 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science to Jane Mansbridge
Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Political Science, McGill University
Friday May 11
Opening remarks: Jane Mansbridge, Harvard
Federica Carugati, Indiana: Tradeoffs of Inclusion: Development Before Liberalism
David Stasavage, NYU: Origins of Early Democracy
Josiah Ober, Stanford: Rationality and the origins of social cooperation in Greek thought
Chair/ discussant: Christa Scholtz, McGill
11:15 am - 1 pm: Graduate student panel
Aberdeen Berry, McGill: Arendtian Judgment and Pluralism
Alec Crisman, McGill: Instrumentalism and the Space of Non-Democracy
Vertika: Seeking Agency in the Interstices of Power
Chair/ discussant: Jane Mansbridge, Harvard
William Roberts, McGill: Ideologies of domination and democratic theory
Deva Woodly, New School: From Idea To Ideology
Laurel Weldon, Purdue: Active Solidarity: Strategies For Transnational Political Cooperation In Contexts Of Difference, Domination And Distrust
Chair/ discussant: Kelly Gordon, McGill
Reflections: Melissa Schwartzberg, NYU
Saturday May 12
Sean Ingham, UCSD: Rule by Multiple Majorities: A New Theory of Popular Control
Mariah Zeisberg, Michigan: A New Political Jurisprudence
Daniel Weinstock, McGill: The Political Theory of Really Existing Democracies: The Case of Electoral Reform
Barry Weingast, Stanford: Should Majoritarians Embrace Countermajoritarian Constitutional Provisions?
Chair/ discussant: Victor Muñiz-Fraticelli, McGill
11:15 am - 1 pm
Kevin Elliott, Columbia: The Uses and Abuses of Public Opinion in Political Theory
Alison McQueen, Lisa Blaydes and Justin Grimmer, Stanford: Mirrors for Princes and Sultans
Arash Abizadeh, McGill: Representation, Bicameralism, and Sortition
Chair/ discussant: Edana Beauvais, McGill
Closing remarks: Josiah Ober, Stanford
Conference co-chairs: Jacob T. Levy (McGill), Josiah Ober (Stanford), Melissa Schwartzberg (NYU)
A conference of the Research Group on Constitutional Studies, a unit of the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds at McGill University, and the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique.
This conference is made possible by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the John Templeton Foundation.
With additional support from the McGill Department of Political Science, the Centre de Recherche en Éthique, and the Research Group on Global Justice of the Lin Centre.
To register, please e-mail rgcs.mcgill [at] gmail.com with your name and institutional affiliation.