Book Workshop: Comments on Lepoutre: Democratic Speech in Divided Times and Comments on Bagg: The Dispersion of Power: A Critical Realist Theory of Democracy

  • 20 Oct 2020

    15:00-18:30, Marquee, Fellows Garden, Nuffield College

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Speaker: Maxime Leopoutre and Sam Bagg

University of Oxford

This event is part of the Nuffield Political Theory Workshop series.

Notes: Week 2: 20 October: onsite book workshop w/ Maxime Lepoutre (Oxford) & Sam Bagg (Oxford)
▪ 3:00-4:00pm: comments on Lepoutre, Democratic Speech in Divided Times, from Paul Billingham (Oxford), Rachel Fraser (Oxford), Michael Hannon (Nottingham)
▪ 4:15-5:15pm: comments on Bagg, The Dispersion of Power: A Critical Realist Theory of Democracy, from David Miller (Oxford), Desmond King (Oxford), Steven Klein (KCL)
▪ 5:30-6:30pm: joint discussion and q&a, facilitated by Cécile Laborde (Oxford)


Workshop convenor: Professor Cécile Laborde
Workshop organisers: Samuel Bagg and Ruaíri Maguire 

The workshops will take place on Tuesdays during term time, with a mixture of onsite workshops (from 3pm in the Fellows Garden Marquee) and also online (held at the old time of 2pm over zoom). Some of these events are longer conferences: please check the details of the programme.

Workshop format: All papers are pre-circulated to workshop participants a week before the workshop. Participants are expected to attend every week, and to read the paper before the workshop, as there is no presentation by speakers. During discussions, we use a hand/finger system: participants raise their hand if they have a new, unrelated point, and a finger if they have a brief point that relates to a previous question.

How to register: All members of the Oxford Political Theory Network are warmly invited to register for the workshop at the start of each term if they seek to attend, by sending an email to the workshop organisers (Samuel Bagg or Ruairi Maguire).