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Call for papers: ‘The Political Turn in Animal Liberation’, MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory – Tenth Annual Conference, 4th – 6th September 2013

Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), University of Manchester, Workshop on ‘The Political Turn in Animal Liberation’

Convenors: Steve Cooke (University of Manchester), Tony Milligan (University of Aberdeen), Les Mitchell (University of Fort Hare)

Abstracts are invited for a workshop on ‘The Political Turn in Animal Liberation’ at the MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory.

Recent work on animal liberation has seen a change in emphasis towards exploring how political communities should relate to non-human animals. With this in mind, abstracts are invited on the following suggested topics:

  • Animals, rights, and justice
  • Animals and citizenship
  • Animal liberation
  • Liberalism and animals
  • Animals and political thought

If you would like to present a paper at this workshop, please send a 500-word abstract (or a full paper) to by 1st June 2012.

Contributions are welcome from the fields of political theory/philosophy, history of philosophy, and ethics.

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