CfP: IVR Special Workshop on Constitutionalism and Disagreement

On the occasion of the 29th World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, 7 – 13 July 2019 in Lucerne (Switzerland), the organisers are hosting a special workshop on ‘Constitutionalism and Disagreement’. The workshop will examine the way in which liberal constitutionalism deals with disagreement, as well as addressing normative questions about how contemporary challenges ought to be met. Do we need to modify the traditional virtues of toleration and civility? Are the accounts of public reason-giving found in theories of deliberative democracy adequate to cope with the demands of the current moment? If not, with what do they need to be supplemented? Might some of the current attacks on the liberal order possess the potential to open up possibilities that had been foreclosed by liberal conceptions of constitutionalism? These and related questions will be addressed from perspectives drawn from political, legal and moral theory. See here for a more detailed description of the workshop.

Submissions are particularly encouraged from early career academics (especially women).

Interested participants should submit an abstract (around 300-500 words) as well as the provisional title of the presentation, to or

Deadline for applications: 1 March 2019.