Political Theory Specialist Group
Dr Iseult Honohan, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Tel: +3531 7168149; Fax: +3531 7161171; Email: Iseult.Honohan[at]ucd.ie
Dr Andrew Shorten, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. Tel: +353 61 234265; Fax: +353 61 202572; Email: Andrew.Shorten[at]ul.ie
PSAI Committee Liaison
Theresa Reidy, Department of Government, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; tel.: +353 21 4903028; Fax: +353 21 4903135; Email: T.Reidy[at]ucc.ie
PSAI Political Theory Blog
The political theory specialist group have created a blog to provide a point of contact and information source for political theorists working on the island of Ireland. Please visit http://sites.google.com/site/PoliticalTheoryNetworkIreland/ to participate.
The Political Theory Specialist Group of the PSAI aims to promote the study of contemporary political theory and the history of political thought. It aims to represent and support political theory within the PSAI and beyond. In particular, the group seeks to advance the linkage of political theory and political philosophy with political science, philosophy and other disciplines. The Group does not favour one style or branch of political theory over another.
The Political Theory Specialist Group will arrange events such as political theory workshops (with invited speakers from abroad) and political theory panels at the annual PSAI meeting. The group will set up a website with information about political theory events in Ireland and with links to other related groups in the United Kingdom (the PSA Specialist Groups), in Europe (ECPR Political Theory Group), and in the United States (APSA Foundations of Political Theory Group and the Association for Political Theory).
To become a member of the Group you must be a member of the PSAI, which you can join here. You do not have to belong to a political science department or to an Irish university to be a member or to join the Group. In fact, the Group positively welcomes members from disciplinary backgrounds such as, for example, philosophy, human geography, cultural studies and sociology.