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Winter School of the Standing Group on Kantian Political Thought

Kantian Political Thought Today

22 – 24 November 2023

ECPR Harbour House & Online

The registration deadline has now passed and further information will be released in due course.

Our Standing Group on Kantian Political Thought is delighted to return to the ECPR headquarters for its annual Winter School which explores the relevance of Kantian political thought in addressing the pressing global challenges of our time.


The Winter School will be held in conjunction with the Annual Rousseau Lectures and Conferences, which are co-organised by our Standing Group on Kantian Political Thought and the Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Kantian (KOSAK) Research Centre.

The main focus of the discussion will be the relevance of Kantian political thought for currently urgent and theoretically significant global issues.

The stimulating three-day training programme, which offers both in-person and online participation options, features:

  • Eight thought-provoking academic talks;
  • Invited presentations;
  • Exclusive access to the two Annual Rousseau Lectures and Conferences at a discounted rate.
By the end of the Winter School, you will be able to demonstrate:
  • A critical understanding of some of the most recent approaches to Kantian political thought;
  • A thorough grasp of the main objections to these theories and some of the most effective counterarguments;
  • Confidence in applying these theories to particular concrete cases of global importance today.
  • An ability to adapt theories in response to specific objections and to particular circumstances.

Join us for an intellectually stimulating experience that promises to deepen your understanding of Kantian political thought and its application in tackling the complexities of our modern world.

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The Winter School is open to all Masters, Doctoral students, as well as early Postdoctoral students/researchers working in the field.

The Winter School will be delivered in English. All participants will therefore be expected to have a good command of written and spoken English.

To apply, submit the following via this form by Tuesday 8 August 2023, midnight BST:

  1. Your CV in English
  2. Your abstract of a proposed Paper to be presented (max 500 words)

Partial or incomplete applications will not be processed. Late applications will not be accepted.

You will be informed about the outcome of your application by email in early September.

Fees and funding

The registration fees for the Winter School are £250 (In-Person participation) or £150 (Virtual participation).

The registration fees include:

  • Academic materials and facilities
  • Access to ECPR's learning management system
  • In-person: Tea and coffee, refreshments, lunches, welcome dinner

Please note that your registration is not confirmed until your application has been accepted and your payment received in full.


Organising team
  • Sorin Baiasu Keele University, UK
  • Jakob Rendl University of Vienna, Austria
  • Eric Sancho Adamson Keele University, UK
Teaching team
  • David James University of Warwick, UK
  • Luigi Caranti Università di Catania, Italy
  • Alasia Nuti University of York, UK
  • David Owen University of Southampton, UK
  • Dana Howard The Ohio State University, US
  • Norman Ajari University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Stefanie Buchenau Université de Vincennes, Paris

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