The Sanders Prize in Political Philosophy is administered by Peter Vallentyne (Florence G. Kline Chair in Philosophy at the University of Missouri), in conjunction with David Sobel and Steven Wall, the other two editors of Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy.
Submissions due by April 1st, 2017.
Current Competition Details
The Marc Sanders Prize in Political Philosophy is an essay competition open to scholars who, at the time of submission deadline, are within fifteen (15) years of receiving a Ph.D. or are students currently enrolled in a graduate program. Independent scholars may also be eligible and should direct inquiries to the Editors of Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, c/o Peter Vallentyne (firstname.lastname@example.org).Those who have previously won this award (in Political Philosophy) are not eligible. The award for the prize-winning essay is $10,000, and winning essays will be published in Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy. A condition of the award is that the author (1) present the paper at the following annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, and (2) commit to having the paper published in the associated Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy and to not publishing elsewhere prior to that publication. More information about the workshop can be found at oxforstudiespoliticalphilosoph
Submitted essays must present original research on central issues in political or social philosophy, such as moral issues relating to the state or the justification of force, authority, obligation, justice, freedom, rights, exploitation, oppression, etc. Essays should be between 7,500 and 12,000 words. Coauthored papers are eligible, but only if all authors are eligible. Up to two papers by a given author will be considered, as long as the author is not sole author of both. (For example, for a given person, a single-authored paper and a co-authored paper will be considered, but two single-authored papers will not both be considered.) Papers should be uploaded after logging in at oxfordstudiespoliticalphilosophy.org. Because refereeing will be blind, authors should omit all remarks and references that might disclose their identities. The winner will be determined by the three editors of Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy.
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