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Michael Goodhart: Political Theory for the Real World
WhenTuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Campus room1-A
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsLaw, Societies & Justice, Political Science, the Program on Values in Society, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities
Description

Political theorists typically treat claims about justice and injustice as moral or philosophical propositions. In this talk, Goodhart discusses what it would mean to treat them as political or ideological claims, elaborating on the epistemological, political, and pragmatic implications of doing so. He argues that his proposed approach gives theorists a different and better way of engaging with real world politics.

Michael Goodhart is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Democracy as Human Rights (2005, Routledge), Injustice: Political Theory for the Real World (forthcoming, Oxford University Press), and many articles on human rights, democratic theory, and global governance. He has edited several scholarly collections on political theory and human rights topics. From 2010 to 2012 he chaired an American Political Science Association task force on "Democracy, Social Justice, and Economic Security in a Volatile World." Goodhart is Co-President of the Association for Political Theory.

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