9th Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

22-23 September 2011

Sponsored by

Tolleranza come eguale rispetto (PRIN 2008),

Human Development, Capability and Poverty International Research Centre, at Institute for Advanced Study (Pavia), and Faculty of Political Science, University of Pavia

Under the joint patronage of the Italian Society for Political Philosophy and the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy




Plenary Session (Aula Grande)

Chair: Emanuela Ceva (Università di Pavia and IUSS Pavia)

Anna Elisabetta Galeotti (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli), Autonomy and Double Standards


1. Manipulation and Liberal Virtues (Aula Grande)

Chair: Francesca Pasquali (Università di Milano)

Christopher Mills (University of Manchester), Waldron on Manipulation

Emily McTernan (University of Cambridge), How to Make Citizens Behave: Social Psychology, Liberal Virtues and Social Norms

2. Freedom and Punishment (Sala CASIP)

Chair: Elena Alonzo (Università di Genova)

Andreas Schmidt (University of Oxford), Free to be a Slave? Overall Freedom and Paternalism

Raphaelle Thery (University of Poitiers), Punishment and Liberalism


3. Collective Rights (Aula Grande)

Chair: Nicola Riva (Università di Milano)

Daniel G. Costelloe (University of Cambridge), Some Reflections On Collective Rights And Self-Determination

Laura Lo Coco (King’s College of London), A Defense of Legal Reductionism

4. Governance and Corruption (Sala CASIP)

Chair: Michele Bocchiola (University of Witwatersrand)

Alessandro Mulieri (University of Leuven), Global Governance: Two Concepts in Search of a Theory

Simon Cotton (Cornell University), What is Market Corruption?


5. Justification and Deliberation (Aula Grande)

Chair: Enrico Biale (Università del Piemonte Orientale)

Enrico Zoffoli (Technical University of Darmstadt), Justificatory Sincerity Between Consensus and Convergence

Yann Allard-Tremblay (University of St Andrews/Stirling), The Sustainability of Deliberative Democracy

Jeffrey Howard (University of Oxford), Imperfect Rule: Political Legitimacy, Moral Failure, and Judicial Review

6. Arendt and Foucault (Sala CASIP)

Chair: Federico Zuolo (IUSS Pavia e Università di Pavia)

Elisa Ravasio (Università di Pavia), Hannah In Plato’s Cave: Does Politics Need a Philosophical Method?

George Pertsas (Panteion University, Athens), Birth, Action, Revolution: The Ambivalent Messianism of Hannah Arendt

Andrea Marcelli (Università di Pavia), Giovanni Pasquali (Jacobs University and University of Bremen), Overcoming the Agency-Structure Dualism: A Foucauldian Perspective 



7. Republicanism (Aula Grande)

Chair: Pamela Pansardi (Università di Pavia)

Jean-François Grégoire (University of Leuven), Towards a Republican Theory of Federalism

Alain Zysset (University of Fribourg), Toward a Normative Theory of the European Convention on Human Rights: The Potential of Neo-Republican Principles

8. Justice and Global Institutions (Sala CASIP)

Chair: Chiara Testino (Università del Piemonte Orientale)

Stephen Hood (University of Manchester), Justice and the Problem of Exit

Sara Amighetti (University College London), What Should Be the Fundamental Virtue of Global Institutions?


9. Dignity and Fraternity (Aula Grande)

Chair: Laura Lo Coco (King’s College of London)

Amneris Chaparro (University of Essex), A Challenge to the Kantian Notion of Intrinsic and Inextinguishable Dignity

Christopher Nathan (University of Exeter), Fraternity as a Non-Personal Good

10. Justice and Practice-Dependency (Sala CASIP)

Chair: Giulia Bistagnino (Università di Milano)

Katarzyna Gajewska (University College London), The Coercion View of Global Distributive Justice and Why it Fails

James Christensen (University of Oxford), Practice-Dependence and the Subject of Justice


Plenary Session (Aula Grande)

Chair: Ian Carter (Università di Pavia)

Jerry Gaus (University of Arizona), A Tale of Two Sets: Public Reason in Equilibrium