The Nottingham Centre for Normative Political Theory

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CONCEPT: The Nottingham Centre for Normative Political Theory was launched in 2010 to encourage and promote the school's research in normative political theory. This explores questions about how political arrangements ought to be, for example how a society's main institutions ought to be organised, what kinds of values and principles should be adopted, or how political choices should be made.

Nottingham has a large and active community of scholars working in this area, incorporating both staff and research students. Work ranges across areas such as property, justice in education, environmental ethics, the politics of recognition, utopian politics, democratic theory, and intergenerational justice. We particularly welcome applications from potential research students to work with us in any area of normative political thought. 


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Chris Pierson appears on Four Thought discussing the property crisis

Professor Chris Pierson recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's Four Thought talking about the property crisis and property ownership.
18 November 2016

Celebrating 500 Years of Utopia

On 16 June 2016, a workshop was held on the theme of "500 Years of Utopia" to commemorate the anniversary of the publication of Thomas More's Utopia in 1516.
13 October 2016

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