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Fourth doctoral conference of political there at the sciences Po

Quatrième conférence doctorale de théorie politique de sciences Po

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Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Cette journée d’étude est ouverte aux jeunes théoriciens politiques de tous horizons, et vise à réunir différentes approches de la théorie politique (analytique, historique, normative et critique). Nous privilégierons également la diversité géographique, notre souhait étant de promouvoir un échange académique substantiel entre les jeunes théoriciens européens du politique et leurs pairs du monde entier. Seuls les étudiants qui n’ont pas encore soutenu leur thèse sont éligibles. Chaque session de la conférence sera consacrée à deux ou trois présentations étudiés, et sera présidée par un doctorant de Sciences Po. Les présentations seront suivies de discussions ouvertes au public.



We are happy to announce that the Fourth Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference is going to take place at Sciences Po, Paris, 21-22 June, 2016.

We welcome contributions from young political theorists across the board and intend to accommodate various approaches to political theory (analytical, historical, normative and critical). We also aim at geographic diversity, in that we shall try to foster a substantial academic dialogue between young political theorists from Europe and their peers across the world.

Chantal Mouffe (University of Westminster) will deliver the keynote address. The work of Chantal Mouffe covers a broad range of topics regarding democratic theory, post-marxism and the critique of liberal politics. She has written extensively on issues related to the Gramscian concept of hegemony, the discursive construction of political subjects, agonistic pluralism and radical democracy, and has touched on subjects such as European politics, citizenship, feminism and artistic practices. Contributions that touch upon any of these subject-matters are encouraged, but we welcome proposals on other topics as well.

Only graduate students who have not defended their PhD are eligible. Each two hours-long session of the conference will concentrate on two to three papers and will be chaired by a Sciences Po graduate student. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session open to the public.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will also be provided for the duration of the conference. Unfortunately, Sciences Po will not be able to provide funds for housing and transportation.

Submission Information 

Please send us: 

  • A detailed abstract (between 500-750 words) of your proposal in PDF format, prepared for blind review.
  • A separate document, mentioning your name, the title of your proposal, and your institutional affiliation. 

Please note: 

  • The submission deadline for proposals is March 20, 2016
  • All proposals should be sent to sciencespotheorygrad@gmail.com
  • Proposals and final papers should be written in English or French, which are the two working languages of the graduate conference.  

Selection procedure 

  • Political theory students from Sciences Po doctoral school will select approximately 13 proposals on a blind basis.
  • The selected participants will be notified of their acceptance by April 20, 2016. All the other proposals will be acknowledged.

Selection committee

  • Ygaël Attali,
  • Aliénor Ballangé,
  • Amélie Bescont,
  • Charleyne Biondi,
  • David Copello,
  • Emilien Fargues,
  • Victor Fontaine,
  • Anne Guillard,
  • Margaux Le Donné,
  • Capucine Truong,
  • Catherine Xhardez. 

For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: sciencespotheorygrad@gmail.com 

For further information on other activities and events organized by the Political Theory Program at Sciences Po, please visit (and like) our facebook page: Sciences Po, Paris - Théorie Politique 


  • Sunday, March 20, 2016


  • théorie Politique, sciences Po, démocratie, marxisme, libéralisme


  • Capucine Truong
    courriel : capucine [dot] truong [at] hotmail [dot] fr

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  • Capucine Truong
    courriel : capucine [dot] truong [at] hotmail [dot] fr


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« Fourth doctoral conference of political there at the sciences Po », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, https://calenda.org/352481

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