"Political Ideologies Political Ideologies"
DIRECTOR Prof Michael Freeden Events and Activities CENTRE FOR ASSOCIATED STAFF Dr Rochana Bajpai Dr Elizabeth Frazer ● Further events and activities will be posted at http://cpi.politics.ox.ac.uk/events.asp Political Ideologies Dr Mathew Humphrey Dr Benjamin Jackson 17 and 18 September 2004 Prof Desmond King “The meaning of ideology: Cross- Dr David Leopold disciplinary conversations” Prof David Marquand An international conference hosted by Dr Lois McNay the CPI in the Department of Politics Dr Marc Stears and International Relations Mr Laurence Whitehead During the year the Centre will also gain a Research Assistant (attached to Professor Freeden’s ESRC Professorial Fellowship) CENTRE CO-ORDINATOR Alison Copeland Cover: The Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, Oxford VISITORS The Centre welcomes visitor applications from academics at other national or international institutions, advanced doctoral research students, and those with a professional or academic interest in political ideologies. Please see the Department’s website at www.politics.ox.ac.uk/about/research/visitors.asp Contact the Centre’s Co-ordinator via the online contact form: http://cpi.politics.ox.ac.uk /feedback.asp www.politics.ox.ac.uk T PEOPLE HE CENTRE for Political Ideologies (CPI) is an arena for developing this growing and innovative ﬁeld in political studies. It is at the cutting edge of research as the world centre of excellence in Michael Freeden has been Director of its domain and the nucleus of an international network. The Centre ﬁlls a the CPI since its inception in 2002. He crucial gap in current understandings of politics and political theory — that is Professor of Politics and a Professorial between analytical political philosophy and the history of political ideas Fellow at Mansﬁeld College, Oxford. He has recently been appointed to a — and is a focus for building bridges between several sub-disciplines of three year ESRC Professorial Fellowship, political studies, including comparative politics, international relations and commencing in October 2004; his project area studies. will develop approaches and tools to redirect political theory to the study of politics as communal decision-making, MEETING THE CHALLENGE conﬂict regulation, and mobilizing The Centre is pleased to welcome new The CPI is dedicated to repositioning the ● recognise and emphasise the diverse support, and the construction of political staff and visitors for the academic year visions. 2004-05: study of ideologies at the heart of political rational, emotional and imaginative facets research, and to promoting the theories and of political debate, and the deliberate Elizabeth Frazer is a Lecturer in Politics Rochana Bajpai joins the Centre in concepts for that study. The Centre’s role is to: and unintentional methods of conferring and a Fellow of New College, Oxford. Her October 2004 as a Post-doctoral Research preferred meanings on concepts and on the research interests centre on the concept Fellow. Her research interests encompass ● develop a research agenda to address the selective paths of argument they create of politics, political education and the theories of group rights and liberal relations of sex, gender and politics. democracy; South Asian politics; and changing role and nature of ideologies in ● explore manifestations of ideological approaches to the study of ideologies. She politics frameworks in formulating public policy Marc Stears is a University Lecturer in has organized the workshop on “Ideologies ● advance the view that political ideologies and the political thinking of signiﬁcant Political Theory and Fellow of University of Anti-Americanism: Cross-Cultural are normal and durable features, reﬂecting socio-political groups and their thought- College; he specializes in the politics of Perspectives”. a ongoing patterns, using emerging methodologies of social reform, examining, in particular, the ways in which ideologies of reform mutate Mathew Humphrey (Nottingham) joins competition micro-analysis in distinctive political environments. the Department for the academic year within political ● examine the various functions of as a Visiting Research Fellow, attached societies over ideological discourse, investigating social Elizabeth Frazer and Marc Stears are to the CPI. He hopes to use his time the control practices for their ideological content, and currently working on preparing an edition here to conduct research on normative of political exploring the links between textual analysis of nineteenth and twentieth century political philosophy, in particular seeking language and and other symbolic forms through which British political pamphlets. to mediate the conﬂict between the the patterns of ideological messages are conveyed and norms of liberalism and the values of conduct that interpreted environmentalism. emanate from ● encourage interdisciplinary co-operation such control with historians, sociologists and cultural and discourse analysts Partnerships The CPI has a partnership with a parallel centre at the University of Shefﬁeld; information is available from www.shef.ac.uk/cpi The Journal of Political Ideologies is associated with the Centre’s research activities