This Critical Exchange is the result of two workshops held at the University of Edinburgh and the University of St. Andrews in November 2016. We thank the commentators at these events – Nathan Coombs, Patrick Hayden, Tony Lang and Nick Rengger – for their helpful feedback on the presentations. For institutional support, we owe gratitude to our home universities and Edinburgh University Press. Finally, we are grateful to Andrew Schaap for inviting us to edit the papers as a Critical Exchange for Contemporary Political Theory.

The Critical Exchange can be read here.