Podcast: Joseph Carens on “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms”

 

“The political theory that I write is not intended as an authoritative announcement. It is intended as an invitation to a conversation.”

Joseph Carens, Professor of political science at the University of Toronto, accepted to share his own approach to political theory and his views on the relationship between political theory and empirical political science in our fifth “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” podcast.

This interview took place in parallel to the APSA annual meeting 2016 in Philadelphia, on September 2, 2016.
It is a contribution to our 2015-2016 events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms.”

Interview and jingle by Alice el-Wakil.
Music “Sunday Lovers” by Monday Night Fever.

 9. October 2016

Extra podcast: Joseph Carens on his academic path

 

Joseph Carens, Professor of political science at the University of Toronto, told us about his academic path – and we thought we’d share this fascinating story too.

 9. October 2016

Podcast: David Miller on “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms”

 

What are the aims of political theory? How should political theorists select their assumptions about real-existing societies? What kind of responsibilities towards the broader public do they have, especially for research on democracy?

David Miller, Professor of Political Theory at Oxford University, shares his perspective on these and other questions in our second podcast.

This interview took place at the University of Montreal on August 29, 2015.
It is a contribution to our 2015-2016 events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms.”

Interview and jingle by Alice el-Wakil.
Music “Sunday Lovers” by Monday Night Fever.

 9. October 2016