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Comparative Political Theory Workshop

When:Mo 25-04-2016 at 10:30
Where:Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38
Critical Political Thought in the Age of Declining Empires: African, Asian, Islamic, and Russian Perspectives

Organization:   Faculty of Philosophy, in collaboration with Globalisation Studies Groningen

This two-day workshop intends to strengthen the budding interdisciplinary and international research community in Comparative Political Theory and Intellectual History. More specifically, the workshop aims to help incubate collaborative research and instructional projects. It will focus on a critical period for the evolution of political thought in various parts of the world when age-old empires were confronted with European power and ideas during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. How did creative intellectuals reinterprete and reframe their own traditions in the face of power and ideas coming from overseas? Comparative Political Theory brings together scholars studying...(continue reading)