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2018 Conference Line-up

12 December 2017

We are pleased to announce the line-up for our 2018 conference, on Democratic Failure, which will take place on September 28, 2018 at Boston University.  Please see below.  More details to come!


Philosophy:
Principal paper: Derrick Darby (Michigan)
Commentator: Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law)
Commentator: Deva Woodly (New School, Political Science)

Political Science:
Principal paper: Jane Mansbridge (Harvard Kennedy School)
Commentator: Yasmin Dawood (Toronto Law)
Commentator: Michael Fuerstein (St. Olaf, Philosophy)

Law:
Principal paper: Aziz Huq (University of Chicago Law)
Commentator: Ann Cudd (Boston U, Philosophy)
Commentator: Alexander Kirshner (Duke, Political Science)

2019 Conference Theme Announced

10 October 2017

By a vote of the members, the theme of our 2019 meeting will be Truth and Evidence.  Many thanks to those who voted.  We will provide more details as they become available.

An Institutional Home for the Society

10 October 2017

Starting next year, the ASPLP will have an institutional home at Boston University’s School of Law.  BU will provide much-needed administrative support to the society, and will host our 2018 meeting.  We are very grateful to the folks BU, and look forward to working with them!

New Council Members Elected

10 October 2017

At the 2017 meeting in San Francisco, the membership elected two new council members, Michael Blake (Philosophy, University of Washington) and Ekow Yankah (Law, Cardozo).  Michael and Ekow will serve as at-large members of the council, replacing David Estlund and Deborah Hellman, whose terms expired.  Many thanks to Dave and Debbie for all of their work on behalf of the society!

2018 Meeting

10 October 2017

The 2018 meeting of the society, on the theme of “Democratic Failure,” will be held at Boston University on September 28, 2018.  We will announce the presenters and other details as they become available.

Constitutional Amendment Passes

10 October 2017

By a vote of the membership, an amendment to the society’s constitution has passed.  The amendment will provide greater flexibility to the society regarding when and where it holds its annual meetings.  Stay tuned for details about the 2018 meeting, which will be the first affected by this change.

NOMOS LVIII: Weath has been published

06 June 2017

The NOMOS volume on Wealth has just been published by NYU Press.  Many congratulations to the editors, Jack Knight and Melissa Schwartzberg, and to all of the contributors.  The volume is based on our 2014 meeting.

Theme of 2018 Conference Announced

06 June 2017

After a vote by the members of the society, the theme of the 2018 conference will be Democratic Failure.  Stay tuned for details!

NOMOS LVII: Immigration, Emigration, and Migration is out!

04 April 2017

The latest NOMOS volume has been published by NYU Press.  If you were a member of the society in 2012 and did not receive your copy, please contact Andrew Valls.  And congratulations to Jack Knight, the volume’s editor, and to all of the contributors!

Presenters for the 2017 meeting in San Francisco Announced

02 February 2017

We are pleased to announce the line-up for our 2017 conference, which will take place in conjunction with the meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco, August 31-September 3, 2017.  The theme of the conference is “Protest and Dissent.”  Please see below.  Hope to see you there!

Law:
Principal paper: “Protest Fatigue: When Mass Demonstrations Become Routine”
Presenter: Richard Thompson Ford (Stanford Law)
Commentator (Philosophy): Susan Brison (Dartmouth)
Commentator (Political Science): John Medearis (UC Riverside)

Philosophy:
Principal paper: “In Defense of Uncivil Disobedience”
Presenter: Candice Delmas (Northeastern)
Commentator (Political Science): Juliet Hooker (Texas)
Commentator (Law): Amna Akbar (Moritz College of Law, Ohio State)

Political Science:
Principal paper: “Competing Theories of Nonviolent Politics”
Presenter: Karuna Mantena (Yale)
Commentator (Philosophy): José Medina (Vanderbilt)
Commentator (Law): Tabatha Abu El-Haj (Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel)

Kansas City Conference Papers on Political Legitimacy Distributed

02 February 2017

Our (nominal) 2016 conference will take place on March 1-2, 2017 in Kansas City.  We are meeting with the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, and the theme is Political Legitimacy.  More details, including the panel schedule, appear at the Conferences tab on this site.  The three principal papers have been distributed to ASPLP members.  If you did not receive them, contact Andrew Valls at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

2017 Conference Theme Announced

06 June 2016

Determined by a vote of ASPLP members, the theme of our 2017 conference will be Protest and Dissent.  The conference will take place in conjunction with the meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 31-September 3, 2017, in San Francisco.

NOMOS LVI: American Conservatism is out!

06 June 2016

NOMOS LVI: American Conservatism, edited by Sanford Levinson, Joel Parker, and Melissa Williams, has been published.  Copies are available from NYU Press.

New Officers Elected

01 January 2016

At our January 2016 meeting, held in conjunction with the AALS, the members elected new officers to the council.  James Fleming (Law, Boston University) was elected President of the society, and Stephen Macedo (Politics, Princeton University) and Michele Moody-Adams (Philosophy, Columbia University) were elected Vice-Presidents.  Congratulations to Jim, Steve, and Michele!  And many thanks to our outgoing President, Debra Satz (Philosophy, Stanford University)​, outgoing Vice-President Ian Shapiro (Political Science, Yale University), and outgoing Immediate Past President Nancy Rosenblum (Government, Harvard University).  Debra Satz remains on the council as Immediate Past President.

2015 Conference Schedule Finalized and Papers Distributed

12 December 2015

Our (nominal) 2015 conference will take place on January 6, 2016 in New York.  The theme is Privatization, and more details, including the panel schedule, appear at the Conferences tab on this site.  The three principal papers have been distributed to ASPLP members.  If you did not receive them, contact Andrew Valls at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

2016 Conference Theme Announced

06 June 2015

By a vote of the ASPLP members, the theme for our 2016 conference has been selected.  The theme will be Political Legitimacy.  The conference will take place in conjunction with the meeting of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, early in 2017.

New Officers Elected

09 September 2014

At our August 2014 meeting, held in conjunction with the meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington DC, the ASPLP members elected two new council members at-large, David Estlund (Philosophy, Brown University), and Deborah Hellman (Law, University of Virginia).  They replace Corey Brettschneider (Political Science, Brown University) and Robin West (Law, Georgetown University), and will serve for one three-year term.  Andrew Valls (Political Science, Oregon State University) was elected Secretary-Treasurer, replacing Alex Zakaras (Political Science, University of Vermont).  Many thanks to Corey, Robin, and Alex for their service.

NOMOS LV: Federalism and Subsidiarity now available from NYU Press

06 June 2014

NOMOS LV: Federalism and Subsidiarity, edited by James Fleming and Jacob Levy, was published in June 2014. Copies are available here from NYU Press.

Melissa Schwartzberg is New Co-Editor of NOMOS

04 April 2014

We’re delighted to announce that Melissa Schwartzberg, Associate Professor of Politics at NYU, has joined our team as co-editor of the NOMOS series. She will work alongside Jack Knight.

NOMOS LIV: Loyalty now available from NYU Press

06 June 2013

NOMOS LIV: Loyalty, edited by Sanford Levinson, Joel Parker, and Paul Woodruff, was published in June 2013. Copies are available here from NYU Press.

Debra Satz, James Fleming, and Ian Shapiro Elected President and Vice-Presidents of ASPLP

01 January 2013

At our annual meeting in New Orleans on January 4th, 2013, the assembled members elected Debra Satz as the new President of the ASPLP; they also elected James Fleming and Ian Shapiro as the new Vice-Presidents. Their tenure begins immediately, and they will all serve three year terms.

NOMOS LIII: Passions and Emotions now available from NYU Press

12 December 2012

NOMOS LIII: Passions and Emotions, edited by James Fleming, was published in December 2012. Copies are available here from NYU Press.

NOMOS LII: Evolution and Morality now available from NYU Press

09 September 2012

NOMOS LII: Evolution and Morality, edited by James Fleming and Sanford Levinson, was published in September 2012. Copies are available here from NYU Press.

NOMOS LI: Transitional Justice now available from NYU Press

05 May 2012

NOMOS LI: Transitional Justice, edited by Melissa Williams, Jon Elster, and Rosemary Nagy, was published in May. Copies are available here from NYU Press.

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