The best way of learning about our activities is through reading the summaries of presentations and discussion at our recent events, especially the annual workshops on Conceptualizing “Political” (2019), Radical Democratic Citizenship Conference (2018), Radicalism and the Civil Sphere (2017), Radical Protest in Constitutional Democracy (2016), Political Community 2 (2014), Political Community 1 (2013), and What Civil? What Society? (2012).


Recent events


Conceptualizing “Political”

13 – 16 June

Workshop and PhD summer school

Hosted by CISRUL


Political Theory Seminar

16 May, 14.00 – 16.00

New Kings 7

Hosted by Tamas Gyorfi


Conceptualizing “Political” workshop prep reading seminar

02 May, 14.00 – 16.00

Bishop’s Table

Hosted by Trevor Stack


Political Theory Seminar on Democracy

18 April, 14.00 – 16.00

New Kings 7

Hosted by Tamas Gyorfi


Rhetoric of Critique reading-based seminar

28 March, 9.30 – 12.30

Macrobert 314

Hosted by Trevor Stack


Politico PhD Presentations

27 March, 9.30 – 12.30

Zoology ZB19

Hosted by Trevor Stack


Trying to Establish a European Identity by Politics of History: A New EU Strategy

25 March, 17.00

Sir Duncan Rice Library

Hosted by Karin Friedrich

Guest Speaker Stefan Troebst


Political Theory Seminar on Equality and Justice

7 March, 12-2 pm

Macrobert 252

Hosted By Tamas Gyorfi


24 January 2019


Liberty and Rights

Reading-based Political Theory Seminar

Hosted by Tamas Gyorfi


10 – 11 January 2019

Approaches to Political Concepts

CISRUL/POLITICO Training Workshop

Hosted by Michael Brown


29 November 2018

State and sovereignty

Reading-based Political Theory Seminar

Hosted by Tamas Gyorfi


22-23 November 2018

Citizen Participation in Contexts of Crime-Related Violence and Institutional Fragility

ESRC-funded Workshop

Hosted by Trevor Stack and CISRUL


13 November 2018

Citizens beyond corruption and crime: The case of Mexico

12 November 2018

The “Civil Society” Concept

CISRUL/POLITICO Workshop

Hosted by Bisrat Kabeta and Domenico Carolei 


7 November 20018

Authoritarian Practices Beyond the State

CISRU/POLITICO Seminar with Marlies Glasius (University of Amsterdam)

Hosted by Trevor Stack and Claire Wallace, co-hosted with Politics and International Relations


25 October 2018

Authority and Legitimacy

First Reading-based Political Theory Seminar

Hosted by Tamas Gyorfi


10 October 2018

The Power(s) of Global Constitutionalism

CISRU/POLITICO Seminar with Anthony Lang (University of St Andrews)

Hosted by Tamas Gyorfi Co-Hosted with School of Law

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