Finishing a research project on the basic literature of the discipline

A team led by prof. Janusz Wiśniewski has finished a research project entitled Basic literature of the discipline and the state of contemporary political science. Political science, Politische Wissenschaft and politologija in comparative perspective. The aim of the project was to show the differences and similarities between basic literature used in teaching political science in Russia, Germany and Great Britain.

(Polski) O roli ideologii w nauce o polityce

A few days ago we found out which projects has been chosen for funding in the recent edition of the National Programme for the Development of Humanities (Narodowy Program Rozwoju Humanistyki, NPRH). A team under supervision of Professor Janusz Wiśniewski we will be conducting research on the influence of ideology in the humanities by the example of Polish Political Science from 1999 to 2015.

Hitherto the research on the influence of ideology on science were conducted mostly from the perspective of critical theory and its contemporary variants. The aim of our project is to develop a new theoretical model that would enable researching relations between science and ideology from the perspective of political theory. One of the main inspirations for our research are works of Michael Freeden who is the author of a very influential morphological approach to studying ideology.

Days with Political Philosophy and Theory

The Days with Political Philosophy and Theory was held on 22-24 October, 2014, at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. More than 60 scholars from 23 universities and 6 countries took part in two international conferences. The keynote speaker of the first conference, “From John Stuart Mill to John Rawls. Transformations of Social Liberalism”, was Professor Michael Freeden (University of Oxford, University of Nottingham). The keynote speaker of the second conference, “Theoretical Schools and Methodological Approaches in Contemporaty European Political Science”, was Professor Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary University of London).

Days with political philosophy and theory at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism

wolnosc-przed-liberalizmemDepartment of Political Philosophy, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, invites to the days with political philosophy and political theory:

  • 22nd of October (Wednesday) – international conference “From John Stuart Mill to John Rawls. Transformation of Social Liberalism”
  • 22nd of October (Wednesday), 6.15pm – debate “Did we choose rightly? On Liberty on the 25th Anniversary of Polish Transformation”. Participants: prof. Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary University of London) and prof. Michael Freeden (University of Oxford, University of Nottingham).
  • 23rd to 24th of October (Thursday-Friday) – international conference “Theoretical Schools and Methodological Approaches in Contemporary European Political Science. A Comparative Perspective”.

From John Stuart Mill to John Rawls. Transformation of Social Liberalism

Adam Mickiewicz University’s Department of Political Philosophy is pleased to invite you to the following international conference.

The aim of the conference is to present transformation of the social liberalism, that is strongly associated with positive definition of liberty and bolsters the value of common good and social justice. This liberal perspective has significant influence on history of development of intellectual basis of welfare state in the last century. The conference focuses on main currents of social liberalism: “New Liberalism” and egalitarian liberalism that begins with Johns Rawls “Theory of Justice”. Concepts of values which determine liberal thinking cannot present homogenous core. However transformation of liberal values from times of John Stuart Mill to contemporary “American political liberalism” maps out coherent way of thinking on liberal aims.

The conference will be held on 22nd of October, 2014 at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

More information available at http://liberalism.amu.edu.pl/