Sept. 21-23, 2017: “Lost (in) Sovereignty?”

Democratic citizens between global demands, local stakes,
and the Internet of things

A pluridisciplinary group of renowned scholars from Europe and Australia will be meeting in Mainz Sept. 21-23 for intensive discussions of topical issues in democratic theory.

Participants will contribute perspectives from philosophy, political science, sociology, law and economics. The conference will focus on current tensions between human rights and citizens' rights, global and local political demands, as well as chances and dangers of technological innovations for the future development of democratic systems.

The conference, which is organized by Prof. Zimmerling, has been made possible by generous financial support from JGU, "Freunde der Universität", the Political Theory unit of the Dept. of Political Science, as well as the home universities of several external participants.

(Participation: only by invitation.)

Teaching in English in WT 2017/2018

During winter term 2017/2018 the chair for Political Theory will offer an English seminar about Constitutionalism. For further information visit the Course Catalogue, please.

Teaching in Englisch in ST 2017

During summer term 2017 the unit for Political Theory will offer a course called Free Speech: Unlimited Liberty and Methodology of social sciences in English. For further information visit the Course Catalogue, please.

Teaching in English in WT 2016/2017

During winter term 2016/2017 the unit for Political Theory will offer a course called International Politics: A morally free zone? in English. For further information visit the Course Catalogue, please.

Talk by Michael Baurmann

On Jan. 23, 2012 (6-8 pm, SB II 05-432), Prof. Michael Baurmann (Düsseldorf) will give a talk on "Foolish People or Rational Fools? How we simplify the world" (in German)  in the department's staff seminar. All interested students are invited!

Talks by Prof. Bruce Haddock and Dr. Peri Roberts (both Cardiff)

Bruce Haddock and Peri Roberts two recent SoCuM fellows from Cardiff University will give two lectures: Bruce Haddock: Multiculturalism and Normative Judgement: A Phenomenological Approach and Peri Roberts: Martha Nussbaum's Political Liberalism: Cultural Variation and the Global Capability Threshold. Lectures will take place on May 31, 2012 (6 pm, Senatssaal (Nat. Fak. 7th floor)).

Talk by Prof. Chandran Kukathas (LSE)

On Feb. 9, 2012 (6-8 pm, SB II 05-432), Prof. Chandran Kukathas (LSE) will give a paper on a topic related to the seminar on "Group rights" (see below) in the department's staff seminar. All interested students are invited!

Talk by Prof. Geoffrey Brennan (ANU, UNC/Duke)

On Nov. 9, Prof. Geoffrey Brennan (ANU, UNC/Duke) will present and discuss topics from his recent work on interdisciplinarity and on "The feasibility issue" (with P. Pettit) with the Political Theory PhD Research Group. (Participation by personal invitation only.)