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Call for Applications: Ronald L Watts Young Scholar Award

31 mayo, 2017

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RONALD L. WATTS YOUNG SCHOLAR AWARD

ENTRIES NOW OPEN

The International Association of Centres for Federal Studies (IACFS) inaugurated in 2014 of the Young Scholar Award, an annual award for the best unpublished article or paper on an aspect of federalism. As of 2016, the award was renamed in honour of Ronald L. Watts.

Eligibility

Only young researchers, attached or associated with an IACFS member centre are eligible. They include full-time researchers, masters to doctoral and post-doctoral students. The age limit is 35 years.
Young researchers are invited to submit a journal-length article (8,000 – 10,000 words) on a topic dealing with an aspect of federalism. The topic needs not be linked to the theme of the IACFS annual conference.

The paper must be an original work but it may have already been submitted for publication. The paper must be written in English.

Process

A young researcher submits his or…

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Call for Papers: Constitutional History — Comparative Perspectives

31 mayo, 2017

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Call for Papers

Bologna, Italy, 13–14 November 2017
University of Illinois College of Law, University of Bologna School of Law, Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development

Paper proposals are invited for the Third Annual Illinois-Bologna conference on Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives.  The conference will be held in Bologna, Italy, on November 13 and 14, 2017.  The conference keynote speaker will be Giuliano Amato, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Italy, former Prime Minister of Italy, and Professor Emeritus of the European University Institute and the University La Sapienza.

Accompanying the spread of constitutional government around the world has been a profound interest in the comparative aspects of constitutional law. Scholars have catalogued the differing features of national constitutions and examined how different constitutional systems resolve common legal issues. So, too, judges faced with legal questions have sought guidance in the decisions of constitutional courts of other nations. While comparative…

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IACL Research Group Profile: Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change

31 mayo, 2017

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By Prof Xenophon Contiades and Dr Alkmene Fotiadou

This is the first in a series of posts profiling the Research Groups of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL). Each group works under the auspices of the IACL to develop scholarship and encourage dialogue centring on a particular issue of interest to comparative constitutionalists. This post showcases the work of the Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change Research Group.

The Research Group on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) was created in 2014 and aims to promote the study of constitution-making and constitutional change from a comparative aspect. The Research Group assembles constitutional scholars interested in the wide variety of issues stemming from constitution-writing and constitutional evolution across the world. The Group explores the procedures used for the enactment of new constitutions and for formal constitutional amendment, as well as the substantive content of constitution-making and constitutional…

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