CFP: 2022 University of York Political Theory Workshop
Submission deadline: September 5, 2022
September 5, 2022 - September 6, 2022
University of York
York, United Kingdom
The Politics of Territory and Climate Change
2022 University of York Political Theory Workshop
Date: 5-6 September 2022
Prof Margaret Moore (Queen’s University)
Prof Paulina Ochoa Espejo (Haverford College)
As climate change is set to cause mass displacement, resource scarcity, and loss of habitable territory, this workshop wants to explore how ideas about territorial rights, resource distribution, sovereignty, citizenship, and nationhood can help to describe, explain, and resolve the normative issues that will arise from this crisis. We welcome papers in political theory and political philosophy, or interdisciplinary papers with a strong connection to political theory, that address such issues.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Territorial rights and the challenges of the environmental crisis
Environmental refugees and issues of relocation
Challenges of resources and land management to address global climate problems
Challenges of conceptualising state sovereignty if territory is uninhabitable
Ideas about the deterritorialization of nationhood
Impact on under-represented groups within a territory (ex. indigenous populations)
Natural resources justice and distributive issues
Territory, resources and sustainability
We invite submissions for abstracts related to the workshop’s theme that should consist in an anonymised 500-words abstract with a title and keywords. Early career researchers are especially welcomed to send their contribution. Please also send a separate cover letter with your name, institutional affiliation, and main research interests. If the abstract is accepted, you will be required to submit a full paper that will be made available to participants in advance and discussed during the workshop.
Please send your abstract and cover letter to [email protected] Confirmation of acceptance will be received at the beginning of June.
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS / Deadline: 6 May 2022
Registration and attendance
Given the uncertain and rapidly changing situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop will take place online. Attendance is free. Details about the conference programme will follow.
For any additional enquiries, please email: [email protected]
The Organising Committee
Virginia De Biasio