5th Annual Workshop for Oxford Studies

UPDATE: The deadline for new papers has been extended. New papers must be submitted by April 1, 2017 for consideration.

The 5th annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy will take place on October 12-15, 2017 in Tucson, AZ. A selection of the papers presented at the workshop will be published by Oxford University Press in a new series Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, which is edited by David Sobel, Peter Vallentyne, and Steven Wall.

The 2017 Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy will have nine slots for papers.  Three of these slots are for invited papers.  We are issuing a call for papers to fill the remaining six slots. Submitted papers should be between 7,500 and 12,000 words including footnotes, should be totally anonymized, and are due by Feb 1. We anticipate decisions being made on submissions by May 1.  Accepted papers for the conference will receive serious consideration for inclusion in the resulting volume. To be eligible for consideration for the conference, (1) the papers must not be published, forthcoming, or currently under review, elsewhere, and (2) the author must commit not to publish substantial portions of it elsewhere (even as part of a book) prior to the publication of the Oxford Studies volume (typically about 1.5 years after the workshop), if the paper is accepted for the volume. All authors interested in submitting will need to register for an account beforehand. Please allow 24 hours for account activation.

One of the papers will be awarded the 2017 Marc Sanders Prize in Political Philosophy. The Marc Sanders Prize is an essay competition open to scholars who, at the time of the submission deadline, are within fifteen (15) years of receiving a Ph.D. or are students currently enrolled in a graduate program. Independent scholars may also be eligible and should direct inquiries to the Editors of Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, c/o Peter Vallentyne (vallentynep@missouri.edu). Invited papers to the annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy are not eligible. To learn more about the prize, and about past winners: The Marc Sanders Foundation . (The prize is now awarded only in odd years.)

Strong preference will be given to papers that discuss central issues in political and social philosophy, such as moral issues relating to the state or the justification of force, authority, obligation, justice, freedom, rights, exploitation, oppression, etc. Up to two papers by a given author will be considered, as long as the author is not the sole author of both. (For example, for a given person, a single-authored paper and a co-authored paper will be considered, but two single-authored papers will not both be considered.) Starting in 2017, with one exception, individuals who presented at either of the previous two workshops, or who were included in the associated volumes, are not eligible to present at the current workshop. The exception is that the winner of the Marc Sanders Prize in Political Philosophy is eligible for presentation and inclusion in the volume. (Everyone eligible for the prize may submit a paper, but, if the paper is not awarded the prize, and they presented at one of the two previous workshops, then the paper will not be selected for inclusion in the workshop and the associated volume.)

Additional information about the workshop and paper selection process available here. New papers must be submitted by April 1, 2017 to be considered for the October 2017 workshop.

All authors interested in submitting will need to register for an account beforehand. Please allow 24 hours for account activation.

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