Political Theory after Eurocentrism

Resources of Non-Western Thinking for Contemporary Political Challenges

Given the ongoing processes of globalisation and the emergence of a multipolar world, our sub-discipline plays a crucial role in accompanying these transformations with critical, analytical, interpretive, normative, hermeneutic as well as deconstructive analyses. For this task, it is increasingly implausible to rely solely on European or Western theories, their problem agendas, arguments, and norms. It is essential for political theory to overcome Eurocentrism. Comparative Political Theory (CPT) has been addressing this concern for more than 30 years by examining non-Western ideas and expanding the canon of political theory and thought globally (Dallmayr 1997, 2004; Jenco et al 2020). The Spring Conference of the GPSA Section for Political Theory and the History of Ideas proposes to further advance this still relatively young program by revisiting the contents, methodologies, and concepts of CPT.


Please register for participation at the Section Conference by March 1st, 2024 by sending an email to wsf.cptuni-rostockde

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at the above e-mail address.

Information for Participants

Professional Childcare

We offer professional childcare as part of the Section Conference. Due to limited capacity, we kindly ask you to inform us of your interest by January 15, 2024 at the latest.


How to find us

Venue: Ulmen-Campus, House 1, Lecture Hall 323 

Address: Ulmenstraße 69, 18057 Rostock


Directions to the venue from Rostock main station: 


  • S1, S2, S3 - Exit Parkstraße 


  • Line 3, Line 6 - Exit Parkstraße
  • Line 1, Line 5 - Exit Kabutzenhof