Republicanism in the History of Political Philosophy and Today

November 3, 2017 - November 4, 2017
Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political Studies, Charles University, Prague

Letenská 5
Praha 1 118 00
Czech Republic

View the Call For Papers


  • Anglo-American University, Prague
  • Center for Political Philosophy, Ethics and Religion at Charles University

Keynote speakers:

Richard Bellamy
University College London
Christopher Kelly
Boston College
Philip Pettit
Princeton University

Topic areas

Talks at this conference

Add a talk


3rd Biennial Ideas in Politics Conference

Republicanism in the History

of Political Philosophy and Today

Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Anglo-American University

Center for Political Philosophy, Ethics and Religion at Charles University

Prague – November 3rd - 4th, 2017

Call for papers

The current surge of political populism across the Western world may be interpreted not only as a sign of the collapse of the post-Cold War (neo-)liberal consensus but also as a symptom of a deeper crisis of representative democracy itself. This development invites us as political theorists and historians of political thought alike to reflect upon the intellectual foundations of liberal democracy as well as various alternative conceptualizations of free and self-governing political regime including the important, albeit for a long time somewhat neglected, tradition of republican political thought.

The conference  is open to researchers from the fields of political philosophy, political theory, intellectual history and other related disciplines.

We invite proposals of individual papers as well as panels (comprising of 3-4 papers) on the following broadly defined topics:

  • Historical roots and development of the republicantradition

  • The impact of the republican tradition on modern democracies

  • Variety of forms of current (neo-)republican political theory

  • Republicanism as an alternative to the prevailing liberal account of democracies

  • Constitutionalism, citizenship and political participation

  • Republican ideas and European integration

Keynote speakers

Richard Bellamy (University College London)

Christopher Kelly (Boston College)

Philip Pettit (Princeton University)

Submission guidelines

  • Paper abstracts and panel proposals should be submitted by June 10th, 2017 at the conference website:

  • Paper abstracts and panel proposals should be no longer than 500 words.

  • Panel proposals have to be submitted together with abstracts of all papers included in the panel. Each panel must involve panelists from at least two different institutions.

  • Each person may submit only one paper abstract – either separately or as a part of a panel proposal. Please note that all papers will be assessed individually. We may hence reject a panel proposal but still accept one or two papers included in such panel.

Publication Plan

Selected papers that pass the peer-review process will be published in a special issue of Acta Politologica – a peer reviewed journal published by the Institute of Political Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University.

Conference Fee

  • Standard rate: CZK 1200 (approx. € 45)

  • Student rate: CZK 600 (approx. € 22.5)

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit our website:

Supporting material

Add supporting material (slides, programs, etc.)




Who is attending?

No one has said they will attend yet.

Will you attend this event?

Let us know so we can notify you of any change of plan.

Custom tags:

#Prague, #Republicanism, #Political Philosophy