The Conference “Critical Foundations of Contemporary Cosmopolitanism” at New Europe College, Bucharest will be held on November 1-2, 2013. Keynote speakers will include Daniele Archibugi (Birkbeck and CNR, Rome),  James Bohman (tbc), (St. Louis),  Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck),  and Oliver Marchart (Düsseldorf).  Contributions are invited that address the questions of foundations of cosmopolitanism from perspectives such as: post-foundational political thought, deliberative theories, global public reason, radical/agonistic democracy, cosmopolitan potential of critique, contestatory cosmopolitanism, critical human rights,  cosmopolitanism versus empire and hegemony, ‘cosmopolitanism to come’.

Please submit an abstract of 500 words no later than May 1, 2013 to tcaraus@nec.ro or/and tamara_caraus@yahoo.com. Please also include a separate cover sheet indicating your name, professional status and institutional affiliation. Decision notices will be emailed by May 10, 2013. The deadline for submission of the full paper is September 2, 2013. Selected papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference at an international publishing house. The organizers provide meals. In exceptional cases, accommodation expenses may be reimbursed.

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