CFP Deadline extended

We decided to extend the deadline for papers for “Relationships and Responsibilities” until after grading ends…

Please submit your abstracts to by 27. January 2017.

International conference

Relationships and Responsibilities

Dublin, Tuesday, 23. – Wednesday, 24. May 2017

This conference will bring together scholars from across Ireland and beyond to mark the retirement of Prof. Iseult Honohan from UCD SPIRe.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Rainer Bauböck (European University Institute)

John Horton (Keele University)

Dora Kostakopoulou (Warwick University)

Cécile Laborde (University of Oxford).


The theme “Relationships and Responsibilities” is chosen to arch over Iseult Honohan’s different research interests to include questions of special relations and obligations in the context of citizenship, migration, families, religion, education, and the republic.

Issues surrounding the form and scope of (political) relationships and communities and the responsibilities that attach to them are not only current and hotly debated political issues but also a growing research area within moral and political philosophy and theory. This conference aims to bring together scholars working on citizenship, migration, the family, religion, the republic and related issues to explore the differences and similarities in their evaluation of the nexus between relationships and responsibilities.

Paper proposals are welcome to engage, inter alia, with the following issues:

  • rights and duties of immigrants and receiving societies
  • republican approaches to migration
  • liberal, republican, and other understandings of citizenship
  • duties based on special relationships and roles in politics, parenting, and/or education
  • the role of religion and religious diversity for political communities
  • access to citizenship


Paper proposals (about 1,000 words) should be prepared for blind review and submitted electronically by 27. January 2017 to the following e-mail address: Decisions will be made and communicated as soon as possible afterwards.

For more information on registration, travel and accommodation, please see the conference website:

All correspondence (including submissions and additional inquiries) should be addressed to the conference email address:

The conference is sponsored by UCD School of Politics and International Relations and the Political Studies Association of Ireland.