GOODPOL (What is a Good Policy? Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracyis an interdisciplinary project hosted by the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The project seeks to make political philosophy that is applicable and sensitive to democratic concerns, and evaluations of policy that are conceptually adequate and in proper touch with moral requirements.



Past events:

GOODPOL Public Lecture Series

In order to mark the end of the first year of GOODPOL’s activities, we organize a series of three digital public lectures on GOODPOL’s research topics:

May 31, 10.15 - 12.00 (CEST)

Keith Dowding (Australian National University)

“Moral Expertise”


June 1, 14.15 - 16.00 (CEST)

Samantha Besson (Coll├Ęge de France, Paris & University of Fribourg)

“A Good Government Standard for International Organizations”


June 3, 18.15 - 20.00 (CEST)

Simone Chambers (University of California Irvine)

"Wrecking the Public Sphere: The New-Authoritarians’ Attack on Pluralism and Truth"


The lecture series is organized with the assistance of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.


October 13, 14.15 - 16.00 (CEST)

Eva Erman (Stockholm University)

“Distinctively Political Normativity: Problems and Possibilities”