Members of BCEPT have organized a weekly workshop in political theory throughout each academic term between 2014 and 2021, focusing on either a specific topic or a book for around 10-12 meetings. The workshop is open to anyone who is interested, but a basic understanding of political philosophy is a desirable pre-requisite. Consequently, the workshop is usually attended by both academic staff and graduate and senior undergraduate students. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop was held exclusively online. Previous topics include:

  • The Political and Ethical Theory of Ronald Dworkin
  • David Estlund’s Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework
  • The Capability Approach
  • Republicanism
  • Fabienne Peter’s Democratic Legitimacy
  • The Ethics of Voting
  • Ideal and Non-ideal Theory
  • Constitutionalism
  • Social Ontology
  • The Political Theory of Migration
  • The Political Theory of the Socialist System
  • Relational Egalitarianism
  • The Morality of Markets