Call for papers: Reimagining world order and transnational democracy - conflict, contestation, deliberation

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Many scholars of International Relations (IR) and International Political Theory (IPT) have recently diagnosed a ‘crisis of the liberal world order’. But if it is true that every crisis contains the seeds of opportunity, then the crisis of the liberal world order can be interpreted as an opportunity for the transformation of an, in many respects, deeply unjust global order.

This event seeks to develop new and original ideas as to how the current crisis of the liberal order opens up spaces for reimagining transnational democracy and, ultimately, the idea of a ‘just world order’.

This call for abstracts invites contributions from scholars who seek to develop visions of a less exclusionary, less violent and, indeed, a more just world order. We are particularly interested (but would like to emphasise that we are open to different approaches as well) in contributions that reimagine the idea of a ‘just world order’ from the following perspectives:

  • Radical democracy                               
  • Agonistic democracy
  • Deliberative democracy
  • (International) Practice theory
  • Critical norms research
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Non-Western approaches to world order
  • Critical race theory


The event will be held as an online conference/workshop. Due to the present circumstances, the organisational details (including format, date and time) will be confirmed after consultation with the participants.


If you are interested in contributing to this event, please send us an abstract of approximately 300 words and a short biography (

Deadline for abstracts: 10 July 2020